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Dunkirk Nominated for 8 Oscars, Including Best Picture & Best Director

Early this morning the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced, and among the films nominated is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. The film was nominated for a total of 8 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. This is the first time Nolan has been nominated as director, and his third time as producer.

Dunkirk’s nominations include: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing. Nolan called the recognition “a tremendous honor” when asked for comment by The Hollywood Reporter. “It’ something I haven’t had before. It’s really thrilling. It’s really gratifying that people would recognize my work in that way,” he said.

The 90th Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

by Teddy Blass
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Inception: An Extended Special Look

We’re closing in on two weeks remaining on our countdown to the 83rd Academy Awards where Christopher Nolan’s Inception has managed eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Original Screenplay. The Inception team at Warner Brothers Pictures posted a video on their YouTube channel earlier this week to pump up our excitement of the film and, more importantly, the Academy’s. The voting polls close on February 22nd.

This video has some new behind the scenes footage that, for some reason, didn’t end up on the Blu-ray. It’s also laced with those epic review quotes, including my new all-time favorite: “Audiences can’t help but be enveloped in his rapture.”

Hit the 1080p button and turn up the volume. This video is awesome.

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by Alex Haas
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Christopher Nolan Accepts ‘Modern Master’ Award

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Established in 1995, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Modern Master Award was created to honor individuals who have enriched our culture through their multi-faceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry. For 2011, Christopher Nolan joins the illustrious group of past recipients including Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, and James Cameron. Although it was announced in October that he would be receiving the award for this year, it was last night in Santa Barbara that actor Leonardo DiCaprio presented the director the award.

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by Teddy Blass
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