Holy Celluloid Batman! District 9 Snags Best Picture Oscar Nod!

This is unbelievable, and surely would never have been possible had the category not been expanded to include ten films, but District 9 – my favorite movie of 2009 – has been rewarded for its awesomeness with a nomination for Best Picture of the Year! Woo! The other Best Picture nominees are Avatar (duh), An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man (not to be confused with A Single Man), Up in the Air (not to be confused with Up, which is also nominated) and The Blindside. Of course, there is no way in hell that the Oscar will go to anything that is not Avatar(d) and maybe possibly The Hurt Locker. But it’s so cool that District 9 was even nominated. Now, if only the Academy could have seen their way to nominate Anvil! The Story of Anvil! We would be really rockin’! Congratulations and good luck to all of the nominees!

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  1. Great summation. Haven’t seen half the films on the list, but the ones I have seen are way good. Avatar (awesome spectacle). Up in the Air. District 9 — totally blew me away. Not sure Basterds belongs up there, but it was pretty cool. Not about to see “white christian woman saves black ghetto boy,” but people say it’s good. Want to see Serious Man, Single Man, Education, Hurt Locker. To see those movies I would have to leave Melbourne.

  2. I loved Avatar, though the ending was a bit lame. Hurt Locker was FANTASTIC. I think both are deserving of Best Pic wins.

    District 9 was also brilliant…I’m with you – cool that it got a nod, but doubtful to win. I feel the same way about Inglourious too.

    There really were a lot of good movies this year! Up in the Air and Precious were great toooooo!

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