Congratulations to Kathryn Bigelow! First female to win the DGA and only the fourth to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director.

So, since there are limitations on working on a free blogsite (not complaining – it’s free), and while I can put my old posts up at the top, it won’t list them as recently posted for tags and categories, I am also going to make a complete list.  My plan is to update one a day or so, leave it at the top of the page and then drop it back to its original spot.  But, here is the complete list, which should stay near the top and with which you can easily find all the categories.

I will also try to start throwing in some new posts, namely my focusing on Best Picture from each year (the posts I hope to collect into a book), but we’ll see how the next 5 weeks go.

But first, a bit of trivia.  This year was so predictable that I was able to write my article for LAMB on Best Actor last night, before the nominations were announced.  But there were a few little surprises, which I will throw up here.

  • Up in the Air just had its chances of winning Best Picture plummet.  No film has won without a Best Editing nomination since 1980.
  • Crazy Heart just become the first film to win Best Song at the Golden Globes and still manage to get a Best Song nomination at the Oscars since 2003.
  • The Blind Side was nominated for Best Picture in spite of not receiving a nomination from the Globes, PGA, BAFTA or BFCA.  It’s the first film to do that since Dangerous Liaisons in 1988.
  • For the second time in three years, all four acting categories have a nominee who already has an Oscar, though to be fair, Matt Damon’s Oscar is for Screenplay.
  • It’s also the fifth year in a row that two actresses face off in Best Actress who already have an Oscar – 2005 (Judi Dench and Charlize Theron), 2006 (Meryl Streep and Judi Dench), 2007 (Julie Christie and Cate Blanchett), 2008 (Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie), and 2009 (Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren).
  • Maggie and Jake Gyllenhall now join Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, Eric and Julia Roberts and Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine as brother-sister combos with acting nominations.

Best Picture  (in five parts – 28-49 , 50-69 , 70-89 , 90-08 , ranked) – updates on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Mar

Best Director  (in four parts – 28-49 , 50-69 , 70-89 , 90-08) – updates on 26, 27, 28 Feb and 1 Mar

Best Actor (in two parts – 28-69 and 70-08) – updates on 24 and 25 Feb

Best Actress (in two parts – 28-69 and 70-08) – updates on 22 and 23 Feb

Best Supporting Actress  (in two parts – 36-69 and 70-08) – updates on 20 and 21 Feb

Best Supporting Actor  (in two parts – 36-69 and 70-08) – updates on 18 and 19 Feb

Best Adapted Screenplay – update on 17 Feb

Best Original Screenplay – update on 16 Feb

Best Animated Film – update on 15 Feb

Best Foreign Film – update on 14 Feb

Best Editing – update on 13 Feb

Best Cinematography – update on 12 Feb

Best Score – update on 11 Feb

Best Sound – update on 10 Feb

Best Art Direction – update on 9 Feb

The Defunct Categories – update on 8 Feb

Best Visual Effects – update on 7 Feb

Best Sound Editing – update on 6 Feb

Best Costume Design – update on 5 Feb

Best Makeup – update on 4 Feb

Best Song – update on 3 Feb

Introduction (with Trivia) – already updated

Top 100 Films with No Oscar Nominations