Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Who will take home the Gold?

Filed under
Movies
-s

Or is he bronze? Who will win big on Oscars night? The 77th Annual Academy Awards will be airing Sunday, February 27 at 7:pm central time on ABC? Hey, this is like the superbowl to me!

Seems "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Aviator" are the major contenders for best picture as well as their directors, Scorsese and Eastwood, for best director. Other nominees for best picture are...

"Ray", "Sideways", and "Finding Neverland". I didn't see those three, but I hear Jamie Foxx's performance was dead on as Ray Charles, nominated for best actor.

Also up for best actor are Dicaprio and Eastwood for their work in, again, "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Aviator". Underrated Johnny Depp don't stand a chance.

Other notables include Cate Blanchett, nominated for best supporting actress, who plays screen legend Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator". I remarked in my review how wonderful that performance was. I hope she wins.

Hillary Swank is up for best actress in "Million Dollar Baby" and her co-star Morgan Freeman was nominated for best supporting actor. Running against Freeman is Thomas Haden Church for his work in "Sideways". Remember him from 'Wings'? Also noteworthy is the visual effects nomination for "I-Robot".

Full List of nominations.

UPDATE: Quiet Oscar season causes ratings concern. Story at Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

Hands-On: More adventures with Manjaro-ARM for the Raspberry Pi 2

In my previous post I celebrated the announcement of Manjaro-ARM Linux for the Raspberry Pi 2. I installed it on my Pi 2 with no problems, and I was ready to continue experimenting and investigating with two major objectives - how complete/stable is it, and what are the chances of getting the i3 window manager working on it? Read more

Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence

MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 is almost upon us, and one of the biggest attraction there will be, of course, Canonical's latest Ubuntu convergence features, which the company behind the world's most popular free operating system will showcase on the new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet device. Read more

Benchmarks Of The ODROID-C2 64-Bit ARM Development Board

Earlier this month Hardkernel announced the ODROID-C2 as a 64-bit ARM development board that would begin shipping in March. Fortunately, you don't need to wait until next month to find out how this $40 USD 64-bit ARM development board is performing: here are some benchmarks. Read more