Ian McKellan and 2002 Oscar nominations.

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  1. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    is nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

    Peter Jackson for Directer for LOTR.

    LOTR screenplay for previous published material.

    LOTR for best picture

  2. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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  3. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    13 nominations in all... it'll get all the technical and production ones, but Ian McKellan is likely to be the only top one
  4. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd like it to bag best picture...
  5. anakin_pm Jedi Master

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    They really dont need to worry about it, they have pretty much got all of them in the bag.
  6. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Against A Beautiful Mind? I wouldn't hold my breath.
  7. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Nah... the Hollywood snobs ain't gonna want it to win... Beautiful Mind will probably get the Best Picture... I hope that LOTR gets it and Best Director... but I don't think it will.
  8. Tanktopgirl Jedi Grand Master

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    > I wouldn't hold my breath.

    Not even for a fiver ;)
  9. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh yeah...we haven't seen a film like that before...those autistic geniuses really know how to bring in the dollar..

    At least the guy from Australia isn't playing a piano this time..
  10. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    In all the major ones, it has some serious competition - so don't count on it (though I'm not saying it wont win)

    Had McKellan not been up against Broadbent or maybe even Kingsley he would easily win. As it is, that one will be very very close.

    Again, best director could go to Jackson, or Lynch or even Altman

    And I sincerely doubt it will win best picture... though I'm not saying it wont
  11. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Fine, start picketing then.
  12. Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Grand Master

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    nice to see you're not sitting on the fence then Andy.
  13. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    It will probably win some token gesture for all the money it's made...but could you imagine Hollywood in this era of over-concentrated patoritism voting for a film written by an Englishman, directed by an a guy from New Zealand?
  14. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    I have my favourites... and apart from maybe McKellan, LotR isn't any of them
  15. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    God please not Moulin Rouge..

  16. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    again no

    broadbent for supporting actor maybe, but that is most likely coming from Iris (and if Judi Dench doesn't win the oscar for that I shall eat my hat). Kidman's nomination I'm gathering is more for the Others than Moulin Rouge
  17. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Admittedly I haven't seen many of the others, but I want LOTR to wipe the floor with the rest!
  18. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Iris was so-so

    Broadbent does deserve the oscar for support...unlike winslet ( one does not get a golden statue for getting one's knockers out..unless the award ceramony is in Vegas )
  19. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sure the supporting actress will go to Connely, and rightly so cos she is lovely (requeim for a dream anyone? ;)). What's Maggie Smith's for? Gosford Park or Harry Potter? She could also be in for it
  20. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Gosford Park I imagine..which i may say is a fine film..

    If LOTR doesn't win it..I'd like that to win instead..
  21. MayhemUK Jedi Master

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    Most surprising nomination? Renee Zellweger for Bridget Jones. Not doubting her performance (it was very good), but the Academy hardly ever picks comedy roles out for awards...
  22. Beckymonster Jedi Knight

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    <Beckymonster starts jumping around her office, doing war whoops!>

    Um... sorry to be a pedant - but it's spelled McKellen.

    Overall - I'm overjoyed that Ian has been nominated for the second time for an Oscar.

    I haven't had a chance to read through the noms (had to go see a man about a mortgage) so I'm not sure about the competition.

    But Ian has something in his 'favour' that not many others have. He's a previous nominee for Best Actor but didn't win.

    The academy are very good at 'correcting' such mistakes - and trust me, this one was a Death Star sized mistake!

    I'm going to place a bet on him getting it - so that's gonna mean that he's got two hopes - slim and none!!! :D
  23. Wormie2 Jedi Grand Master

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    The Oscars only vote for English films that are quintessentially British. All stodgy, period pieces where some chick is always forgetting her shawl.
  24. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    OK my opinions:

    Actor:

    This will either go to Smith or Crowe - I reckon Smith. The academy like those who take the step to "serious" acting eg Kim Basinger and Julia Roberts in the past. From what I hear, he is sensational in Ali.

    Actress:

    Judi Dench. Generally fantastic, and perennial academy favourite. Though Sissy Spacek or Nicole Kidman could nab it, Judi Dench is more likely. Halle Berry and Oscar do not belong in teh same sentence EVER!

    Supporting Actor:

    Tricky one this. I can think of 3 performances off the top of my head where Jim Broadbent has been fantastic this last year. But then again, McKellan as Gandalf is what made LotR so enjoyable for me, and he is generally excellent too

    Supporting Actress:

    Jennifer Connoly... though again this is a very competitive category.

    Best film:

    Beautiful Mind - strong competition, but this sort of thing is popular with the judges, and has been sweeping the boards at all other award ceremonies

    Director:

    Hmmm I can't really say for this one. Would like to say Lynch, but that's only cos he is cool
  25. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Lynch won't win it...not for Mullholland Drive..

    ..he should of won it for Straight Story
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