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Saturday, January 24, 2009
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Sometime events in a year happened repetitiously or with a cycle such as new year and etc. But there's this really one event that I have been tuning in since grade 5 now and that's.......


That little golden statue has been held for 80 times now and it will be the 81st time now this year. Since I make it a point to at least exude a vibe of "movie blogness" in my blog coz I am an avid fan of films, I try to put in reviews or movie news here in my blog. :hehe I just can't help but talk about movies...

There have been a lot of speculation about the nominees before they were announced and most of possible candidates were those nominated by the Golden Globes but.... surprise surprise, favorites were NOT chose. Here are the complete list of nominees from theMovieBlog (my oldest favorite movie blog site but not my fave blog critic). my comments are in // (nahawa na sobra sa Computer, lolz!)

Best Picture

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” // Okay, I wasn't expecting this, not this MUCH!

“Frost/Nixon” // haven't watched yet so.... can't really say anything


“The Reader” // They say it isn't as good, 68% lang sa Rottentomatoes

“Slumdog Millionaire” // OMG YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WIN! Those who haven't watched this are MISSING LOTS!

/** Some are quite furious why Dark Knight and The Wrestler weren't nominated. I loved the Dark Knight, I really do but it wasn't enough to save itself from a few bad acting and URGH plot holes. There was really something missing in there FOR ME. I did wish that Christopher Nolan was nominated for Best Director, but TDK earned nominations in the right places (the Academy still credits it!) But I was surprised that The Wrestler wasn't nominated. It was a REALLY beautiful film!

Wall*e.... why weren't you nominated?? Urgh!! But how the heck did "Waltz with Bashir" (a foreign animated movie) get into the Best Foreign film category while Wall*e DOES NOT? And Persepolis only won Best Animated Film last 2000 something. Sighs...


Best Director

David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” //i thnk shld b replaced by Darren Aronofsky for The Wrestler

Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”

Gus Van Sant, “Milk”

Stephen Daldry, “The Reader” // haven't seen, but maybe should be replaced by Christopher Nolan for TDK

Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire” //WIN IT nabit!

Best Actor

Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”

Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”

Sean Penn, “Milk” // STRONG CONTENDER

Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler” // STRONG CONTENDER!

Best Actress

Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married” //ooh! good job!! First time :P but won't win

Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”

Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”

Meryl Streep, “Doubt”

Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

/** haven't seen any of the movies yet so can't decide, but how come Cate Blanchett didn't get a nom and Brad Pitt does?? And Sally Hawkins of Happy-Go-Lucky WASN'T nominated! Gorsh man...



Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin, “Milk”

Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder” //OMG!! YOU'RE HERE!!! BIG BIG SURPRISE!! But loving it anyway :p haha

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”

Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight” //WINNER HANDS DOWN

Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road”

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, “Doubt” //wow! she got nominated na! nice nice :P

Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Viola Davis, “Doubt”

Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” // maybe?

Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler” // maybe?? :P

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” // was a bit too long though...



“The Reader”

“Slumdog Millionaire” //might be winner, sorry if i'm kinda biased, but really, LOVED IT. possibly my FAVE film of 2008

Best Original Screenplay

“Frozen River”


“In Bruges” //maybe


“WALL-E” //maybe rin

Best Animated Feature Film


“Kung Fu Panda”

“WALL-E” //WINNER HANDS DOWN but... could have been nominated Best Pic... grumble grumble...

Best Foreign Language Film

“The Baader Meinhof Complex”

“The Class”



“Waltz with Bashir”

/**haven't watched any... so can't decide

Best Documentary Feature

“The Betrayal (Nerkhoon)”

“Encounters at the End of the World”

“The Garden”

“Man on Wire”

“Trouble the Water”

/**haven't watched any... so can't decide but I've heard Man on Wire is really good! A solid 100% rating at Rottentomatoes

Best Art Direction


“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” // liked it here

“The Dark Knight”

“The Duchess”

“Revolutionary Road”

Best Cinematography


“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

“The Dark Knight”

“The Reader”

“Slumdog Millionaire” //PLS WIN!!!

Best Costume Design


“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

“The Duchess” // period pieces always seem to win it somehow


“Revolutionary Road”

Best Film Editing

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” // maybe?

“The Dark Knight” // maybe?



“Slumdog Millionaire” // AGAIN.

Best Makeup

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” // maybe

“The Dark Knight”

“Hellboy II: The Golden Army” // well TONS of make up

Best Music (Original Score)

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”



“Slumdog Millionaire”// maybe

“WALL-E” //maybe

Best Music (Original Song)

“Slumdog Millionaire”

“Slumdog Millionaire”


/** there's been an uproar that Bruce Springsteen's song, "The Wrestler" wasn't nominated, they even claim that it'll WIN the golden guy, dang, i'm downloading the song right now.

Best Sound Editing

“The Dark Knight”

“Iron Man”

“Slumdog Millionaire”



// can't decide :(

Best Sound Mixing

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

“The Dark Knight”

“Slumdog Millionaire”



// sound is not my forte in movies...

Best Visual Effects

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” // winner in my opinion :P

“The Dark Knight”

“Iron Man” //WEEE!! maybe

Best Documentary Short Subject

“The Conscience of Nhem En”

“The Final Inch”

“Smile Pinki”

“The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306″

// all look interesting! hopefully youtube has vids of them

Best Short Film (Animated)

“La Maison de Petits Cubes”

“Lavatory - Lovestory”



“This Way Up”

/** I've heard of Presto, don't know about the others now, but animations is one of my fave medium of film! Must watch these...


Best Short Film (Live Action)

“Auf der Strecke (On the Line)”

“Manon on the Asphault”

“New Boy”

“The Pig”

“Spielzeugland (Toyland)”

// can't say, again haven't seen. OOh, the pig... lolz!

Phew!! That was long! Argh, I haven't updated my tumblr for 3 days now, so i'm delayed by 3 days on project 365! Hehe and my blockmate also borrowed the camera for uploading reasons for our documentation of our Exposure Trip so... hopefully I'll post A LOT of things on Monday.

School's really sucky yesterday. I officially WANT MATH TO LOVE ME ( i don't care if I'm going to sound like some crazy girl in an unrequited love, BUT I HAVE TO!) and am going to study WITH FORCE on computer. And midterms are on Tuesday. BOTH MIDTERMS on the SAME DAY. Isn't life great?


Well I have this thing to look forward to this summer vacation...

//repost from Tumblr

In case you can't read the blurry pic... it's.... the ITINERARY FOR THE SHANGHAI TRIP!  think this Shanghai trip that will be
sponsored by my uncle (well ung airfare and it helps my parents a lot!)
will push through! He already made an itinerary haha. I really can't wait because I haven't been on a plane for 2 years and it's just so exciting! It'll be my 2nd time to go China and this time, to a real city. Last time I went was to Fu Jian (our province) and it's really provincial there.  His family moved to Shanghai after being transferred sa company
niya to a higher position. Dati nasa Denmark siya hehe and sayang di
nakavisit doon. But it’s OK! Shanghai is good!

I’m going with my other uncle’s family! Mum and dad can’t come coz
of the dogs and business. (haha parang pasingit lang ako oh, - Pls have
Tiff tag along nalang. lolz!)

So i gotta go Study guys. Hell Months are here to stay! :((

Updates when I update! :cool

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