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10 Pleasant Surprises From The 2011 Oscar Nominations

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 25, 2011 5:44 AM
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Alright, the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations are in. Now it's time to analyze, bitch and moan, celebrate, postulate and what have you, depending on your subjective opinion of the way the noms turned out (it's honestly amusing watching the Oscar "expert" bloggers quiver in their boots about the diminishing shine on "The Social Network" even though it still has a great shot at Best Picture; worlds have been accordingly rocked.).

2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King's Speech' Leads The Pack With 12 Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 1:50 AM
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"The King's Speech" sits on the throne this morning, earning 12 Oscar nominations and looking like the film to beat at the 83rd Academy Awards, while "True Grit" follows with 10 nods and "The Social Network" with 8. Not much in the way of shockers this year, but some pleasant surprises in the mix as well as few snubs.

'The Social Network' Tops The Golden Globes With Four Awards Including Best Picture

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 4:00 AM
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'The Fighter' Wins Two Awards Including Best Supporting Actor and Actress"The Social Network," as expected, won big at tonight's Golden Globes taking home Best Picture, Best Score, Best Screenplay and Best Director, putting it at the front of the pack for next month's Oscars. And while the ceremony was a bit of a snore, there were some very pleasant surprises. "The Kids Are All Right" earned a Best Actress win for Annette Bening and rightfully won over the thoroughly tepid pack that made up the Best Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical) category. Susanne Bier's "In A Better World" truly shocked with a big Best Foreign Language Film win, while Paul Giamatti beat Johnny Depp twice over in the Best Actor (Comedy Or Musical) category. But just to prove payola still works, "Burlesque" took home a statue for Best Original Song. Finally, Robert De Niro took home the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement.

Trent Reznor Talks Scoring David Fincher's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 9, 2011 7:33 AM
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Reznor Says He & Atticus Ross Have Already Written 2 Hours of Music; Are Striving To Create Their "Own Sonic World"As recently discussed, Trent Reznor confirmed to New York Times music critic Jon Pareles in a public Q&A that he would be scoring, yes along with Atticus Ross, David Fincher's upcoming film, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara; it's already due in theaters December 21 later this year.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Scoring David Fincher's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 8, 2011 5:35 AM
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David Fincher's "The Social Network" has been praised and well, maybe not entirely loved, in many circles, but all seem to be in agreement that the film sounded unlike anything released in 2010, thanks to the pulsating and moody electronic score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The Nine Inch Nails bandmates designed an aural soundscape that made the Harvard campus in 2003 feel like an alien planet, and Fincher seems gracious enough to understand Reznor was integral to that success. As a result, Reznor looks to be onboard "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

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