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    The Underrated 2000s

    2013 1. Her 2. 12 Years a Slave 3. The Wolf of Wall Street 4. Gravity 5. American Hustle 6. Captain Phillips 7. Nebraska 8. Blue Jasmine 9. The Way Way Back 10. August, Osage County Hon. Men: Dallas Buyers Club, Saving Mr. Banks, Philomena, The Spectacular Now, Mud,
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    The Underrated 2000s

    2012 1. Silver Linings Playbook 2. Zero Dark Thirty 3. Argo 4. Lincoln 5. Moonrise Kingdom 6. Les Miserables 7. The Master 8. Life of Pi 9. Safety Not Guaranteed 10. The Impossible 11. Honorable Mentions: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Looper, Your Sister?s Sister, Skyfall, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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    The Underrated 2000s

    2011 1. The Artist 2. The Descendants 3. Hugo 4. Midnight in Paris 5. A Separation 6. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II 8. The Tree of Life 9. Moneyball 10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 11. Honorable Mentions:, War Horse, My Week with Marilyn, The Help, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Ides of March
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    The Underrated 2000s

    2010 1. The Social Network 2. The King?s Speech 3. Toy Story 3 4. Inception 5. Shutter Island 6. Winter?s Bone 7. True Grit 8. The Fighter 9. The Ghost Writer 10. The American Honorable Mentions: Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right, The Town, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The White Ribbon
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    The Underrated 2000s

    2009 1. The Hurt Locker 2. Up in the Air 3. Inglourious Basterds 4. In the Loop 5. Avatar 6. Precious 7. Moon 8. An Education 9. (500) Days of Summer 10. Up Honorable Mentions: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, District 9, State of Play, Summer Hours, Tell No One
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    Editors turned directors

    I think actor/directors have been more successful at least as far as Academy Award recognition . Won Academy Award for Best Director and Nominated for acting as noted: Woody Allen (N) Robert Redford (N) Warren Beatty (N) Richard Attenborough Kevin Costner (N) Clint Eastwood (N) Mel Gibson Nominated for Best Director and Won or Nominated for acting Lionel Barrymore (W) Orson Welles (N) Laurence Olivier (W) John Cassavetes (N) Tim Robbins (W) Roberto Benigni (W) Nominated or Won Best Director and best known for Directing John Huston (W) (N for acting) Otto Preminger (N) Jean Renoir (N) Peter Bogdanovich (N) Roman Polanski (W) Sydney Pollack (W) Mark Rydell (N) Quentin Tarantino (N) Sophia Coppola (N) Of course there are many more actor/directors outside of Academy Award nominees/winners
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    The Underrated 2000s

    2008 1. Doubt 2. Slumdog Millionaire 3. WALL-E 4. The Dark Knight 5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 6. Revolutionary Road 7. Milk 8. Ghost Town 9. Frost/Nixon 10. In Bruges Hon. Mentions: Let the Right One In, Gran Torino, The Visitor, The Wrestler, Goodbye Solo
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    The Underrated 2000s

    2007 1. No Country for Old Men 2. There Will Be Blood 3. Gone Baby Gone 4. Atonement 5. Zodiac 6. Once 7. Eastern Promises 8. Michael Clayton 9. The Bourne Ultimatum 10. Before the Devil Knows You?re Dead Hon. Mentions: Juno, Into the Wild, The Assassination of Jesse James, Away From Her, Hot Fuzz
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    The Underrated 2000s

    2006 - 1. The Departed 2. Little Children 3. The Lives of Others 4. Pan?s Labyrinth 5. Children of Men 6. Brick 7. Letters from Iwo Jima 8. United 93 9. The Queen 10. Little Miss Sunshine Hon. Mentions: Babel, Cars,The Devil Wears Prada,The Illusionist, Casino Royale
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    Going My Way

    You are probably right. In 1935, Mutiny on the Bounty earned 3 Best Actor nominations for Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone - the only time this has occurred. In all likelihood, Tone would have been considered for Supporting Actor, if the category was available. It would be the following year, 1936, that the Supporting Awards would begin.
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    About Lists

    In The Time of Their Lives (1946), Lou Costello plays Horatio Prim, a Revolutionary War era tinker. He utters the expression Odds Bodkins numerous times. A bodkin is a tool for piercing leather.
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    The Underrated 2000s

    2005 1. Crash 2. Good Night and Good Luck 3. Sin City 4. Brokeback Mountain 5. Batman Begins 6. A History of Violence 7. Munich 8. Downfall 9. Capote 10. Cinderella Man Hon. Men: Walk the Line, Chronicles of Narnia, Kingdom of Heaven, King Kong, Pride & Prejudice
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    Going My Way

    I don't want to go off on a tangent, but since it's your thread Karen, I don't feel bad talking a bit about Academy history. Best Picture and Best Director matches about 75% of the time. It is much rarer for a Best Picture not to have its director even nominated. It happened only 4 times in 85 years - the first Best Picture, Wings, the last Best Picture, Argo and two others in-between - Grand Hotel and Driving Miss Daisy didn't have their directors nominated. It can happen because Best Picture nominees are selected by all Academy members, while Best Director nominees are only selected by the much smaller Director's Branch of the Academy. A person can receive multiple nominations and it happens quite frequently. Warren Beatty received four nominations: producing, directing, writing and acting for Heaven Can Wait, 1978 and Reds, 1981. A Director can receive two Best Director nominations in the same year, e.g. Steven Soderbergh for Traffic and Erin Brockovich in 2000. An actor can receive two acting nominations in the same year, but they must be for different films in different categories e.g. Al Pacino - Best Actor nomination for Scent of a Woman and Best Supporting Actor nomination for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992. Why the different rules for directors vs actors, I don't really know. Perhaps its because the movie going public know the actors more than the directors, and it wouldn't seem fair for performers to compete against themselves Edited by: redhook47 on Feb 23, 2014 5:39 PM
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    The Underrated 2000s

    Eternal Sunshine was one of the rare films that I initially wasn't bowled over by, but improved significantly on subsequent viewings -enough to make my top ten.
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    Going My Way

    There is nothing in the Academy rules to preclude voting for a performer in either the lead or supporting category. I'm sure Barry Fitzgerald received enough votes in both categories to receive two nominations. After this occurrence, the Academy amended its rules so that a performer could not receive nominations in both acting categories for the same role. If a performer qualified for the top 5 in both categories, he or she would be nominated in the category that they received the most votes. As a general rule, a studio will push for a specific category for a performer; especially if it is a role that is borderline between lead and supporting, so that votes will not be split. This year, Julia Roberts certainly could have been promoted for lead in August: Osage County, but probably due to her co-star Meryl Streep vying for a lead nomination, Roberts was pushed for Supporting. In this case, both were successful.

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