Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I said it before CNN!

It's nice to know I beat CNN to the punch by 12 days. My February 2nd blog, The Year Oscar Changed The Locks, says pretty much the same as this article, although my piece was more about the films' low cost than their high quality. Still, it's good to know that low cost and high quality seem to be associated, at least by proximity.

Hollywood sobers up with gutsy Oscar picks
Tuesday, February 14, 2006; Posted: 2:03 a.m. EST (07:03 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The Academy Awards nominations confirm it: 2005 may have been an off year for the blockbuster crowd, but it was a great year for people who love quality cinema.

Oscar voters last week overlooked big, amiable studio fare in favor of inquisitive films that present one of the most challenging best-picture lineups since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began handing out trophies in 1929.

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