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Monday, March 06, 2006

Comic-book movies go home empty-handed

“Batman Begins” had one shot at becoming an Academy Award winner last night, but alas, it didn’t happen. The movie was up for best achievement in cinematography, but cinematographer Wally Pfister lost to Dion Beebe for “Memoirs of a Geisha.” “A History of Violence,” based on the graphic novel written by John Wagner, was nominated for best adapted screenplay for the screenplay by Josh Olson. But Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana won the Oscar for their “Brokeback Mountain” screenplay. And William Hurt was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in “A History of Violence.” He lost to George Clooney.


Blogger Dena Rosenberry said...

But didn't you love George Clooney's comment about how you compare actors when they're competing in widely different movies/roles? Put everyone in a Batman suit and THEN see who's the best actor!

This year Clooney as Batman would have competed against Matt Dillon as Batman, Jake Gyllenhaal as Batman, William Hurt as Batman and, my favorite, Paul Giamatti as Batman.

Are you picturing it? Who would you get to act with each of them as Robin?

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Anonymous Valerie said...

I like the trend that these new comic book based movies are taking. Finally, a more serious tone to Batman which is much more akin to the story line. It's just too bad the Academy doesn't have a category for best Science Fiction movie. This year, it would have been Batman Begins!

3:10 PM


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