Friday, January 16, 2009

“Benjamin Button” for the Oscars

The romantic movie, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is well known as the front runner for the Academic Awards. The movie bagged a whopping 13 nominations including best picture, best actor and best director.
The film which is about the life of a man who ages in reverse, is all set to make a big mark in the industry with 13 nominations for the Oscars. It has bagged just one short of the all time record of 14 nominations held by “Titanic”. Historically, it is observed that the movie which bags the most nominations makes it to the top ranked, best picture Oscar.
“Benjamin Button” star Brad Pitt will be up against Mickey Rourkey, who acted as a prize fighter in “The Wrestler”, Frank Langella, who play former President in “Frost/Nixon” and Penn for his role in “Milk”. Taraji P.Henson was nominated for best supporting actress.
With a host of other competitors such as The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire, Frank/Nixon and Milk, Benjamin button is posed with tuff competition. Nevertheless, my heart is always with the action stunner “The Dark Knight”, which failed to earn either the best picture or best director nominations. The posthumous Oscar nomination for the Australian actor Heath Ledger comes as a consolation.