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This past week when.
The academy of arts and sciences -- the nominations for the Oscars because eighteen.
Oscar nominations for Sony Pictures -- -- John -- executive producer Yahoo! movies joins us right now and Sean would you agree with us that conversation -- and I were just having it looks like.
Things are looking pretty pretty good for the movie houses right now -- twentieth century fox and avatar please Sony Pictures with all the Oscars -- looks like a pretty good time right now.
Is you know it's always a big time for a for the different studios the of this is that it's all about the fanfare it's all about you know celebrating everything that just that this happened over the last year's.
And everyone's always always pretty geared up and you know course -- this year ten nominees for best picture.
Because a lot of -- -- a lot to be excited why is that if that is what is labor and that particular yeah that's -- the money making deal like ten instead of five.
United is it's it's for the audience you know presumably it's supposed to be for us the people -- announced that we.
We can kind of -- into the couple movies that we we did see that we did love over the past years don't feel like it's just.
You know about smaller movie -- which in is.
Is sort of indisputable as far as the tactic because you know does it does it also kind of demean the level yet of being an Academy Award nominee in -- unaudited because you know.
-- -- -- -- I thought it was five movies now -- it -- -- fifteen -- on the -- moving astronauts.
The toll could I would you know from under two and did you cannot ever ever -- but I read the script that -- that you're going to be eligible -- -- Next year it's a do -- -- at my house right now.
-- -- We'll say it does have some cash though right even like here's my low budget movie the minute it says it was an Oscar nominee.
It's it puts it a very different level.
A toll -- -- and you you start including a from the business aspect you know there's dvd sales and then there's.
Re release in theaters and which has happened customarily of the last few years you know when movies like slum dog millionaire and and there will be blood and No Country for Old Men -- no -- really initially quite small audiences but they -- able to you know have to -- market -- and and then really make some money on them you know but but in the history you know of of Oscar time he used to be that.
Well the academy just shows that however number of the great movies per year so -- -- 1939 lot of great movies that you're -- -- wizard of -- and and gone with the wind leading the way and you know there were ten movies there but they kind of just -- whatever the best movies were so it's.
I guess they could say -- harking back a bit -- tradition you know kind of to defend the move even further.
But but clearly this is trying to draw you know it's that weakening audience when you watch the show and that last year was like third worst.
Ratings and -- the last twenty years or something like that and you know so there that -- trying to boost that TV you know the selling those ads for.
Lot of money on the show.
John back in 1999.
Neglect in the way back machine you know little hi Jordan Georgia Tech quarterback -- Hamilton was robbed the Heisman Trophy by Ron -- because it was a career achievement award.
Mom I said though that in as a preview.
Awful lot no and don't you know god why does this happen with the Academy Awards is loving that artists in this -- -- act thirty yet Stanley -- your notes.
On -- Roosevelt about him and his role in the lovely bones -- do you have situations like this the Academy Awards where somebody wins it simply out of you know.
Because of what -- turned out their career -- so -- this one movie.
I'd love to defend the academy and say no that never happens but.
But today it really does -- -- it says like you mentioned happens in sports a little bit and then it definitely happens with the Academy Awards you know yeah you mentioned Stanley Tucci who's had a -- fantastic career and you know he had actually another fantastic role last year was again once again -- Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia.
But this in this nominations for the lovely bones like you mentioned but also Jeff Bridges.
-- for for crazy heart which was exactly movie that barely released theatrically.
You know it is a powerful performance but he's been nominated four times.
And he he pretty much looks like the favorite in the at the best actor category this.
-- -- -- -- -- Awesome in Julie and Julia I sought -- cat it's my only film on the list that I did see so I had to make a comment about it Titanic and I'm talking about tell -- what do you think's gonna win best picture is an avatar.
Avatar has the obvious that has the momentum it's interesting because -- avatars -- all this momentum through the you know the early part of the the awards season whereas something like up in the air.
You know the George Clooney star and you know there's several supporting actress nominees I mean I you know best records in all the main categories but.
It was clearly there were no there was no competition back and -- September October you -- shortly after the Toronto film festival.
Up in the air was going to win but -- now avatars have tons of momentum but as does the Hurt Locker you know they both got nine nominations.
And and they're both sort of war themed.
And as is in glorious bastards so I think it's gonna come down to it.
Any of those three out of the ten medal winning it depends on now what the academy likes for their brand of war movie I think this here.
And is Sandra Bullock -- lock.
She is unless Meryl Streep.
Slips in there for another one of those career achievement type thing the media she does have two Academy Award exist for sixteen.
Nomination now could instantly.
And and -- went -- -- help me.
I don't know settlers product -- -- -- double -- no no I you know -- 14 I was Kramer vs Kramer and and -- -- -- the you're totally right actually she did -- for devil wears -- political I thought that was a lifetime not.
I thought that was a lifetime -- when she got that one actually so ID in the I'd be surprised if she wanted to get even though she was amazing in that -- Richard who's a breakout star what what's the name immediately and seeing all these movies from that -- -- what we're gonna remember.
I think you know I'm in the in the actress category -- might be so they don't go with.
Either standing or or -- it might be one of the young stars so is it might be Gabby -- -- and she's the she's actually the star -- listen and totally unknown -- came she came out of absolutely nowhere the director Lee Daniels.
Found this girl decided all right -- -- on the give us the world and she she -- -- it.
A strong powerful performance especially for -- first time you know motion picture actress Susan and sushi -- to -- issues such great sincerity you know an interview where you get you get so tonight's and I spewing from her and she's.
He would actually thought that she must be exactly like the character four -- to have nailed it so much in her first -- But but there's -- -- is kind of Bally girlish and how that -- -- pull off like this this sad tale of you know Harlem urban girl so up.
She may be one of the names remembers you may -- -- looking forward.
I -- -- I love this stuff.
And I I will be the first person to say that the only reason I lots.
For the dresses and I'm not on the -- -- it honestly.
Thank you so much John thanks a lot got killed this month that the one time a year is there is for an executive producer of Yahoo! what.
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