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The Oscar nominations were announced this morning in Hollywood by future Oscar host Seth McFarlane and sidekick Emma Stone, and surprise, surprise, there wasn’t much love for nerdy movies outside the technical categories.

One nerd came out very well though. Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln got the most nominations with an even dozen, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis. Following closely behind Lincoln is Ang Lee‘s Life of Pi with 11 nominations, among them Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and several technical award nominations.

For the more nerdy minded fair, two movies tied for the most nominations. The more prestigious was Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained, which scored five nominations for Best Picture, Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Editing and Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz, who won the award in the same category for Inglourious Basterds three years ago. The latest James Bond film Skyfall was also nominated for five Oscars including Best Cinematography, Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Best Song for Adele‘s theme song.

The once mighty Oscar force of Middle Earth and Peter Jackson proved not to so powerful in the case of The Hobbit. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which received only three nominations for Best Make-Up, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects, a far cry from the 11 awards that the final chapter of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, won in 2004. Snow White and the Huntsman won two nominations, one for Best Costume Design and one for Best Visual Effects.

As for the biggest film of the year, box office-wise speaking, The Avengers, Marvel’s heroes received only one, singular nomination for Best Visual Effects, an award it also shares with Prometheus, which is that film’s sole nomination. And to all Dark Knight Rises haters, you’ll be pleased to know that Christopher Nolan’s final Batman received none.

In the animation categories, Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Wreck-It Ralph were nominated for Best Feature, while Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head over Heels, Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”, and Paperman were nominated for Best Short. So, for the record, in about a month its possible that The Simpsons might have an Oscar to their credit. (Possible, not likely. But I guess we’ll see.)

The Oscars will air on ABC on Sunday February 24, 2013.

Source: EW

 

The next James Bond flick hits theatres on November 9th and will hopefully ease the painful memories left over from Quantum of Solace. Oh, who am I kidding, I don’t remember anything from that movie. But Skyfall looks really damn good. A return to the Bond of old they say. So much so Adele‘s theme is being celebrated for harkening back to classic themes like Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger.” While the theme leaked earlier this week the official song is now available.

Here’s the first video released by Adele’s YouTube channel, with lyrics provided, so – I guess it’s a sing-a-long version. Have at it!

But more importantly than our first official listen to Adele’s Skyfall theme is this first clip from Skyfall. Daniel Craig is breath-takingly badass. Just … just watch,

I think everyone agrees Bond adjusting his cuffs after landing in the train was one of the best moments of the trailer, seeing how that all comes together is even better. Excellent choice of first clip to share. It only makes me more excited for the oncoming, Skyfall promotional blitz.

Source: Cinema Blend

Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ Theme Leaks Online

Joining the ranks of legends such as Shirley Bassey, Sir Paul McCartney and Norwegian masters of pop a-ha is that girl that got  dumped and then got famous for writing a whole freakin’ album about it. We’ve know for awhile now that 24-year-old British songstress Adele would be singing the latest Bond theme for the forthcoming Skyfall and expectations have been high.

Well a 90 second taste of the song has made its way onto the internet, what do you think? Does Skyfall have what it takes to be a classic Bond theme? Hey at least it is not Madonna again…

Source: Just Jared