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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Oscar -- you bitch!

Okay, so there are folks who are happy with this year's musical Oscar noms for "Best Score" and "Best Song". Yet I can't help but feel that this is the most generic crop of nominees in recent memory (aside from the Williams nods - go John - who will remember Brokeback Mountain and The Constant Gardener's contributions to this musical genre?)-- particularly the song nominations. The Academy's nomination process is bizarre -- you might say ridiculous -- and reflects more a desire to underline their pseudo-hip urbanity then to celebrate quality film music craftmanship and artistry.

So, congratulations to the nominees, yada, yada...!

Best Original Score - Nominees
Brokeback Mountain - Gustavo Santaolalla
The Constant Gardener - Alberto Iglesias
Memoirs of A Geisha - John Williams
Munich - John Williams
Pride & Prejudice - Dario Marianelli
Best Original Song - Nominees
"In the Deep" from Crash
"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" - Hustle & Flow
"Travelin' Through" - Transamerica