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Best Actor Nominees-Who Will Be The Winner?

On Feb. 22, the Oscars will be given to this years ‘best’ in the movie industry. My favorite category is always, the Best Actor category, and there are some outstanding choices this year. Lets see if we can pick this years winner.

180px-mickeyrourke08tiffMickey Rourke as Randy “The Ram” Robinson, a professional wrestling star from the ’80s itching for one last shot at immortality, in The Wrestler.

215px-brad_pitt_pfBrad Pitt as Benjamin Button, a man who is born old and ages in reverse, in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

thumb1Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, real-life charismatic gay rights leader in Milk.

Frank LangellaFrank Langella as Richard Milhous Nixon, disgraced ex-President of the United States, in Frost/Nixon.

richard-jenkins1Richard Jenkins as Walter Vale, a widowed college professor who returns to New York City to find a couple of illegal immigrants living in his apartment, in The Visitor.

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Academy Award Nominations Announced Today

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The Acamedy Award nominations were announced this AM. This should have been up this morning but the day has gone way too fast to achieve my goal of getting the articles out on a timely basis. Sorry about that!!

This year’s most nominated film was “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” with 13 nominations and Meryl Streep extended her lead as the most nominated performer with her 15th nomination.

As always, there were a couple of surprises associated with the nominations. Kate Winslet, who won two Golden Globes this year, was expected to receive two Oscar nods. She was only given one for Best Actress for “The Reader” and not “Revolutionary Road”. Heath Ledger’s, “The Dark Knight” was expected to be nominated for best film but was passed over. In the past, the Golden Globe Awards was a good indicator of who was going to be nominated for the Oscars but I guess this may no longer be the case.

Here are some of the nominations:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor”
Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn in “Milk”
Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Josh Brolin in “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt”
Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie in “Changeling”
Melissa Leo in “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep in “Doubt”
Kate Winslet in “The Reader”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in “Doubt”
Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis in “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler”

For a complete list of the nominations for the Academy Awards click here.

Heath Ledger, Gone But Not Forgotten

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It has been a year since the tragic and untimely death of Heath Ledger.  He was found dead at 28 from an accidental  overdose in his SoHo apartment January 22, 2008.  The year anniversary of his passing also coincides with the announcement of the nominations for the 2009  Academy Awards, for which Heath is predicted to be nominated for best supporting actor for his wicked portrayal as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

Earlier this month during the Golden Globe Awards he was honored posthumously for his role in The Dark Knight.

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“We are overjoyed for him,” his father Kim Ledger told PEOPLE of his son’s win for best supporting actor in a drama.

His brilliant career was cut short but his contributions continue to be honored.

The Jonas Brothers Sure Are Busy and Staying Together!!

jonasbrothersI love reading celebrity blogs.  Its so weird to read them and realize that they are real people who also become star struck at times.  Take the Jonas Brothers’ blog – they mention that they rushed to the special concert for the Nominations of the GRAMMY AWARDS. They stated,

We knew that John Mayer was performing so we really wanted to go. We finished filming our TV show for the day and raced to the awards so that we wouldn’t miss the concert.”

So what have they been so busy with:

  • The American Music Awards – where they won an award
  • House of Blues Free Concert – also performing were Demi Lovato, Dan Akroyd, Jesse McCartney, Franki J, Jordin Sparks, and Honor Society
  • The Tonight Show
  • The Jimmy Kimmel Show
  • Thanksgiving Half Time Show at the Dallas Cowboys game
  • Good Morning America
  • Las Vegas for 2 concerts
  • Nomination ceremony for the Grammy awards – where they were nominated by there fellow musicians for Best New Artist

 Wow – that is CRAZY busy.  But loads of fun.

Besides all that – they are also busy filming their new TV show Jonas.

They also made sure to mention that they recently heard a rumor that one of them was leaving the band – IT IS NOT TRUE!!   In their own words:

 

 

“We love what we are doing and hope to do it together for a long time.”

Another great thing about reading the celebrity blogs – you can find out the truth – no doubts!!