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Knocked Up for Oscar?

06.01.2007

Today (June 1st) the day that the blockbuster third trilogies (SHREK, PIRATES, SPIDER-MAN) take a backseat to what Universal hopes can be a blockbuster of their own - the Judd Apatow comedy KNOCKED UP. Now this time last year if you would've said that a comedy starring that curly-haired guy who was in THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN for a few scenes would be the summer's runaway hit, you'd have slapped me and stolen my wallet. But here we are and dare I say that KNOCKED UP will not only kill at the box-office but may also have some success later this year during Oscar season. Now comedies, and raunchy ones at that, usually have little success at the Oscars. But consider this: KNOCKED UP is currently ranking 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, which is the fourth highest rating of the year and the only film about 90% to have a wide release. Everyone seems to love this movie. It's a blurbmeister's dream. You've seen the billboard touting the Variety review that calls it "uproarious" but Entertainment Weekly gives it an "A," it got 3.5 stars from USA Today and the New York Times calls it an "instant classic" (sadly I couldn't find out what Earl Dittman thought). Why shouldn't Judd Apatow be nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director? Universal probably will hate me for doing this, but allow me to kick-off the unofficial KNOCKED UP Oscar campaign. Best Picture of the year? Can't argue with that.

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Extra Tidbit: Anne Hathaway has got to be kicking herself for dropping out of this film.
Source: JoBlo.com

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6:52AM on 06/04/2007
I just don't get it...the premise is about as un-funny as you can get. Kinda blows to make a comedy out of something that begins so horribly horribly wrong.
I just don't get it...the premise is about as un-funny as you can get. Kinda blows to make a comedy out of something that begins so horribly horribly wrong.
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1:44AM on 06/03/2007

cool?

Reviews are good, super. Lots of movies get good reviews, why's there an article on it?
I mean, I'm happy to hear it, I'll be seeing it, but I'm not going to be happy if JoBlo turns into "Oscar Prediction Central"
Reviews are good, super. Lots of movies get good reviews, why's there an article on it?
I mean, I'm happy to hear it, I'll be seeing it, but I'm not going to be happy if JoBlo turns into "Oscar Prediction Central"
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7:57AM on 06/02/2007

Borat anyone?

If borat got a nod for best original screenplay, i dont see why this cant. Borat didnt even have a screenplay for god's sake!

Apatow'll get a nomination either on the globes or oscar at sometimes anyways, if this aint it, it's because (as we all know) the academy is pretty much a bunch of stuck up assholes.
If borat got a nod for best original screenplay, i dont see why this cant. Borat didnt even have a screenplay for god's sake!

Apatow'll get a nomination either on the globes or oscar at sometimes anyways, if this aint it, it's because (as we all know) the academy is pretty much a bunch of stuck up assholes.
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11:06PM on 06/01/2007
Saw the film today, although I thought it was a great time, it's definetly not great enough for consideration as best director or best original screenplay.

you say that only 4 films have 90%+ at rotten tomatoes, but you forget how young the year is. oscar bait tends to be released later in the year.

if this were nominated it wouldn't be breaking new ground... it would be lowering the standard.
Saw the film today, although I thought it was a great time, it's definetly not great enough for consideration as best director or best original screenplay.

you say that only 4 films have 90%+ at rotten tomatoes, but you forget how young the year is. oscar bait tends to be released later in the year.

if this were nominated it wouldn't be breaking new ground... it would be lowering the standard.
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10:57PM on 06/01/2007
It's no surprise to me when an award goes to an undeserving nominee (in agreement with dudeman's lament for Children Of Men losing cinematography). Craig for 007 though? Yikes... he was like a cardboard standee. I love the guy's other work but the entire concept of the latest Bond movie was awful from origin to "shaken not stirred edition".
It's no surprise to me when an award goes to an undeserving nominee (in agreement with dudeman's lament for Children Of Men losing cinematography). Craig for 007 though? Yikes... he was like a cardboard standee. I love the guy's other work but the entire concept of the latest Bond movie was awful from origin to "shaken not stirred edition".
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5:35PM on 06/01/2007

Nahhh

I mean this is good to think this and all but I lost my hopes in the Oscars when 'Children of Men' lost best Cinematography.
I mean this is good to think this and all but I lost my hopes in the Oscars when 'Children of Men' lost best Cinematography.
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2:29PM on 06/01/2007
well, i mean, calm down. let's see how Knocked Up does first and then start up all of this shit.
well, i mean, calm down. let's see how Knocked Up does first and then start up all of this shit.
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2:26PM on 06/01/2007
This site gives news and opinions, this is an opinion column with some news sprinkled in.

I didn't see you guys bitching in the C'mon Hollywood article not being newsworthy either so how bout you both pull the stick out of your butts and just enjoy the article?

On a note related to the article, it would be cool to see something like this get recognition by the Oscars if it's as good as everybody is saying.
This site gives news and opinions, this is an opinion column with some news sprinkled in.

I didn't see you guys bitching in the C'mon Hollywood article not being newsworthy either so how bout you both pull the stick out of your butts and just enjoy the article?

On a note related to the article, it would be cool to see something like this get recognition by the Oscars if it's as good as everybody is saying.
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1:27PM on 06/01/2007
uhhh yeah, this isn't really news, bro
uhhh yeah, this isn't really news, bro
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1:14PM on 06/01/2007
I agree with you that the movie rocks, but can I ask how this is news?
I agree with you that the movie rocks, but can I ask how this is news?
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12:46PM on 06/01/2007
I'd love for it to be nominated but I seriously doubt that will ever happen. Best Picture? No way in hell. MAYBE a best actor/ actress or supporting.

But hey, there are the MTV movie awards!
I'd love for it to be nominated but I seriously doubt that will ever happen. Best Picture? No way in hell. MAYBE a best actor/ actress or supporting.

But hey, there are the MTV movie awards!
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11:32AM on 06/01/2007
Lets be real here...there have been plenty of movies rated in the 90s at RT that haven't been nominated for any Oscars...and if the Academy had any balls they would've nominated Dan Craig last year as 007. I'm sure its a fine movie, but I'm not expecting and awards here...
Lets be real here...there have been plenty of movies rated in the 90s at RT that haven't been nominated for any Oscars...and if the Academy had any balls they would've nominated Dan Craig last year as 007. I'm sure its a fine movie, but I'm not expecting and awards here...
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11:05AM on 06/01/2007
Leslie Mann is excellent... but damn, I had no idea Anne Hathaway used to be attached! I woulda loved to see her in there instead of Katherine Whatevl.
Leslie Mann is excellent... but damn, I had no idea Anne Hathaway used to be attached! I woulda loved to see her in there instead of Katherine Whatevl.
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10:03AM on 06/01/2007

Good Call...

I'm 100% in agreement with that. But I have to give special mention to Leslie Mann as best supporting actress... she is awesome in the flick.
I'm 100% in agreement with that. But I have to give special mention to Leslie Mann as best supporting actress... she is awesome in the flick.
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