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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Oscar fever

Hi friends,

The Oscar fever is back this february. And, this time sources say that everybody is in for more surprises this time. Pleasant or not is yet to be seen ! In the best director's category which has Ethan and Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men), and Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood), there were three relatively new directors getting the nominations ---Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Jason Reitman (Juno) and Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton).

The nominations will give a big boost to the multi-nomination films particularly Juno which, like There Will Be Blood, Atonement and No Country For Old Men, is starting its foreign run within a few days. There Will Be Blood, which is in some 400 theaters in North America, could be playing in 1000 this Friday given its strong performance at the nominations. The emotional sagas centering on a pregnant female teen, Juno which has also been nominated for best movie, has already grossed an impressive $85 million in North America. Whether it gets the crown or not, it could still end its run with about $150 million in North America alone, a mighty gain for a film that hardly cost $10 million (some say it cost just about $3 million) Lets hope the golden statuette goes to the person who really deserves it.