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Wall-E gets Oscar push

10.28.2008

As expected, Disney/Pixar will formally launch a Best Picture campaign for it's summer hit WALL-E this week with, among other things, a full-page ad in Variety turning the trade newspaper into "Variet-E." An animated film has never won Best Picture at the Academy Awards with only one previous nomination (1991's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), though that nomination came before the Academy created the Best Animated Feature category. There was some talk last year about launching a Best Picture campaign for Pixar's RATATOUILLE but it was eventually decided against (the movie went on to win for Best Animated Feature).

Another unlikely entry into the Oscar fold is Robert Downey, Jr. who will find himself the focus of two Oscar campaigns and neither will be for the drama THE SOLOIST (which may thought earlier this year was clear Oscar bait). Paramount is looking to push Downey, Jr. for Best Actor for IRON MAN and Best Supporting Actor for TROPIC THUNDER. Sadly it doesn't look like SIMPLE JACK will get any awards from the Oscars this year...

Extra Tidbit: Does WALL-E have a real chance at an Oscar this year?
Source: NY Times

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12:47AM on 10/29/2008
i wouldnt get my hopes up at all for this. it was a good movie for sure (TDK was the best film of the year for me), but still.... And i like the idea of RDJ for both noms. IronMan was a completely RDJ-driven film and it was a great movie. As for Tropic Thunder, was there a more memorable performance in a likewise really really good comedy that stood out like RDJ's. will he win either of them, i highly doubt it, but he should get the nominations for sure.
i wouldnt get my hopes up at all for this. it was a good movie for sure (TDK was the best film of the year for me), but still.... And i like the idea of RDJ for both noms. IronMan was a completely RDJ-driven film and it was a great movie. As for Tropic Thunder, was there a more memorable performance in a likewise really really good comedy that stood out like RDJ's. will he win either of them, i highly doubt it, but he should get the nominations for sure.
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8:48PM on 10/28/2008
Wall-E is the best film I've seen all year. In all honesty, I do think a Best Picture nomination is likely, but I think it's more likely to get a directing nomination. Which would make me VERY happy.
Wall-E is the best film I've seen all year. In all honesty, I do think a Best Picture nomination is likely, but I think it's more likely to get a directing nomination. Which would make me VERY happy.
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5:47PM on 10/28/2008

NO

TDK > WALL-E even though wall-e was pheonomenal. tdk was just a fuckin masterpiece
TDK > WALL-E even though wall-e was pheonomenal. tdk was just a fuckin masterpiece
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5:27PM on 10/28/2008

Yes it does...

Although it's unlikely it win, it does deserve to be nominated for Best Picture. All this Dark Knight crap, Wall E wouldn't win, The Dark Knight was meh for me, i liked Wall E better than Dark Knight, it certainly deserves one oscar.
Although it's unlikely it win, it does deserve to be nominated for Best Picture. All this Dark Knight crap, Wall E wouldn't win, The Dark Knight was meh for me, i liked Wall E better than Dark Knight, it certainly deserves one oscar.
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4:44PM on 10/28/2008

seriously?

i really dont care what happens at the oscars. it doesnt effect my opinion or desire to see any movie. wall-e was good, but not good enough to get best picture.

to eb honest. the second half sucked once people got involved in teh film.
i really dont care what happens at the oscars. it doesnt effect my opinion or desire to see any movie. wall-e was good, but not good enough to get best picture.

to eb honest. the second half sucked once people got involved in teh film.
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4:40PM on 10/28/2008
Actually, the best movie of this year IS Wall-E. It's better than TDK, which is getting way overrated by now, even though I still liked it. I'm also liking the idea RDJ getting a nod for supporting actor in Tropic Thunder.
Actually, the best movie of this year IS Wall-E. It's better than TDK, which is getting way overrated by now, even though I still liked it. I'm also liking the idea RDJ getting a nod for supporting actor in Tropic Thunder.
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3:59PM on 10/28/2008

endzon

That's right, we all must have forgotten that the Academy goes almost strictly off of what rotten tomatoes says is good and bad.

I have yet to see Wall-E, though.
That's right, we all must have forgotten that the Academy goes almost strictly off of what rotten tomatoes says is good and bad.

I have yet to see Wall-E, though.
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3:36PM on 10/28/2008
I'm neutral on this, because I don't give two shits about the Oscars anyway.
But as far as films go Wall-E defiantly was the best film of the year. The Dark Knight was amazing, but it' didn't do anything that hasn't been done before where as Wall-E brought a fresh original experience.
I'm neutral on this, because I don't give two shits about the Oscars anyway.
But as far as films go Wall-E defiantly was the best film of the year. The Dark Knight was amazing, but it' didn't do anything that hasn't been done before where as Wall-E brought a fresh original experience.
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3:19PM on 10/28/2008

Changeling

Every critic who I have heard from has said it's a shoe-in, giving it rave reviews and such. Don't know why people put so much faith in rotten tomatoes, when they're usually wrong. Even so, I'm not saying it's definite, just that it SOUNDS like it will be up for BP, especially with all the consideration it's already getting. I'll say more when I've actually SEEN it.
Every critic who I have heard from has said it's a shoe-in, giving it rave reviews and such. Don't know why people put so much faith in rotten tomatoes, when they're usually wrong. Even so, I'm not saying it's definite, just that it SOUNDS like it will be up for BP, especially with all the consideration it's already getting. I'll say more when I've actually SEEN it.
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3:14PM on 10/28/2008

Changeling for nomination?!!?!

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Changeling is 52% on rottentomatoes right now. I very much doubt that will be up for any nominations this year.
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Changeling is 52% on rottentomatoes right now. I very much doubt that will be up for any nominations this year.
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2:58PM on 10/28/2008
I liked Wall-e, though not as much as most people and I don't think it really has a chance at best picture. I'm thinking it's even gonna be a long shot for TDK to get the nod, but I'm praying that it will (best film of the year so far IMO). Wall-e will take the animated category w/o a doubt, so I think it should just stay there.

It's looking like the nominees so far will be:
The Dark Knight
Changeling
Frost/Nixon (maybe, it looks really good and is already getting consideration)

As for
I liked Wall-e, though not as much as most people and I don't think it really has a chance at best picture. I'm thinking it's even gonna be a long shot for TDK to get the nod, but I'm praying that it will (best film of the year so far IMO). Wall-e will take the animated category w/o a doubt, so I think it should just stay there.

It's looking like the nominees so far will be:
The Dark Knight
Changeling
Frost/Nixon (maybe, it looks really good and is already getting consideration)

As for RDJ getting nominated for Iron Man, I wouldn't object to his nomination cause he was quite good, though the movie was quite lacking, but I'm behind Josh Brolin as W for Best Actor. I certainly hope the bit about RDJ being nominated for Tropic Thunder was a joke.
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2:53PM on 10/28/2008
I would love to see RDJ get the Oscar nod for the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!

Seriously!!!! Damn!!!
I would love to see RDJ get the Oscar nod for the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!

Seriously!!!! Damn!!!
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2:05PM on 10/28/2008
With the some of the Oscar bait movies getting move back there is chance that Wall-E could get a nod for Best Picture. I would be geek heaven if both Wall-E & Dark Knight get a nod.
With the some of the Oscar bait movies getting move back there is chance that Wall-E could get a nod for Best Picture. I would be geek heaven if both Wall-E & Dark Knight get a nod.
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2:04PM on 10/28/2008
I know it could nail best animated flick, and best screenplay, and best score, and I think it could be a solid contender for best picture.
I know it could nail best animated flick, and best screenplay, and best score, and I think it could be a solid contender for best picture.
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1:25PM on 10/28/2008

Wall-E for Best Picture.

It really should, Wall-E was and still is in my opinon the best movie of the year...

Yep, even better then TDK, and i liked TDK, but Wall-E was simply amazing on every level and one of the greatest animated features since classic Dinsey age.
It really should, Wall-E was and still is in my opinon the best movie of the year...

Yep, even better then TDK, and i liked TDK, but Wall-E was simply amazing on every level and one of the greatest animated features since classic Dinsey age.
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11:54AM on 10/28/2008
best animated feature is a joke. why not create a new award for everything so everyone wins? how about best horror film, best comedy, best super hero...oh wait, that is the MTV awards. If it is a good movie, regardless of genre, it should be considered for Oscar. Wall-E is a great movie, should be consider for best picture.
best animated feature is a joke. why not create a new award for everything so everyone wins? how about best horror film, best comedy, best super hero...oh wait, that is the MTV awards. If it is a good movie, regardless of genre, it should be considered for Oscar. Wall-E is a great movie, should be consider for best picture.
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11:44AM on 10/28/2008
Personally, I don't see what was so great about WALL-E. I just don't think it's as great as everyone is making it out to be. And I'm pretty sure it's guaranteed a Best Animated Feature Oscar; is that not good enough for them? Isn't that why they created the category in the first place, for ANIMATED features?

I think it's awesome they're pushing RDJ for a nomination in both IRON MAN and TROPIC THUNDER. Both were great performances and I'm tired of seeing all the acting nominations (or any
Personally, I don't see what was so great about WALL-E. I just don't think it's as great as everyone is making it out to be. And I'm pretty sure it's guaranteed a Best Animated Feature Oscar; is that not good enough for them? Isn't that why they created the category in the first place, for ANIMATED features?

I think it's awesome they're pushing RDJ for a nomination in both IRON MAN and TROPIC THUNDER. Both were great performances and I'm tired of seeing all the acting nominations (or any nomination really) go to typical Oscar Bait flicks. So now where's the campaign for Heath Ledger?

And if WALL-E scores a Best Picture nomination and THE DARK KNIGHT doesn't, I'll shoot someone.

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11:28AM on 10/28/2008

Wall-E was the best movie of the year

period. And Downey Jr. was great in Iron Man but... c'mom! Oscar? That award is downgrounding year after year, in no time we will be seeing Hannah Montana getting a nomination...
period. And Downey Jr. was great in Iron Man but... c'mom! Oscar? That award is downgrounding year after year, in no time we will be seeing Hannah Montana getting a nomination...
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11:18AM on 10/28/2008

course

from the get go this was already pushing to slate in this years Oscars. The message behind its compelling story is unforgettable. Great news!
from the get go this was already pushing to slate in this years Oscars. The message behind its compelling story is unforgettable. Great news!
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11:10AM on 10/28/2008
It definitely deserves to be nominated. There have been too many great movies this year though, so I dont think it will win. I think that as long as a period piece doesnt win though, I will be happy.

RDJ is great, and was great in Iron Man, but there's no way his performance in Iron Man was oscar worthy.
It definitely deserves to be nominated. There have been too many great movies this year though, so I dont think it will win. I think that as long as a period piece doesnt win though, I will be happy.

RDJ is great, and was great in Iron Man, but there's no way his performance in Iron Man was oscar worthy.
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10:32AM on 10/28/2008

no way

if wall-e wins best picture and/or john mccain becomes president i will leave the country
if wall-e wins best picture and/or john mccain becomes president i will leave the country
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10:10AM on 10/28/2008
- Wall-E nomination for best picture? absolutely.

- Robert Downey, Jr. nomination for Best Actor for Iron Man? This is a joke, right?
- Wall-E nomination for best picture? absolutely.

- Robert Downey, Jr. nomination for Best Actor for Iron Man? This is a joke, right?
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9:50AM on 10/28/2008

Chill

It won't win don't worry...

RDJ for Iron Man? Why not? His performance was great as it always is...

You all know how the oscars work and you aren't used to it by now? You must be new.
It won't win don't worry...

RDJ for Iron Man? Why not? His performance was great as it always is...

You all know how the oscars work and you aren't used to it by now? You must be new.
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9:46AM on 10/28/2008
Sweet for WALL-E but downy jr don't deserve no best actor nomination for tony stark.... maybe i can see a NOMINATION for tropic thunder but only if there weren't many good supporting actors all year... which seems unlikely
Sweet for WALL-E but downy jr don't deserve no best actor nomination for tony stark.... maybe i can see a NOMINATION for tropic thunder but only if there weren't many good supporting actors all year... which seems unlikely
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9:37AM on 10/28/2008

Uhh...What?

You're kidding right?

the only reason they're pushing them is because everyone thinks Heath Ledger may win an award. If Robert Downey Jr gets nominated it will seal the deal on the Oscars for me. complete nonsense.
maybe they should nominate Tobey Macguire for for the spiderman movies too! i think Ben Affleck really got snubbed for Dare Devil too!!!
You're kidding right?

the only reason they're pushing them is because everyone thinks Heath Ledger may win an award. If Robert Downey Jr gets nominated it will seal the deal on the Oscars for me. complete nonsense.
maybe they should nominate Tobey Macguire for for the spiderman movies too! i think Ben Affleck really got snubbed for Dare Devil too!!!
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9:26AM on 10/28/2008

oh davy

i like the idea of of wall e being up there in the best pic catogry. if rdj get nomanated and bales doesnt. well thats just a bit shit
i like the idea of of wall e being up there in the best pic catogry. if rdj get nomanated and bales doesnt. well thats just a bit shit
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