What to watch this month – the 17 movies and their Oscars nominations

Now that the Super Bowl is over our next big entertainment event is the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th.

Which means we have 17 movies to catch up on. Below are the movies and their nominations.

 

If you’re really a movie buff you can also check out the other awards shows leading up to the Oscars (BAFTA, WGA, Spirit, Razzie).

 

Hugo

  • 11 nominations
  • Best picture, director, adapted screenplay, original score, cinematography, costume, art, editing, FX, sound editing, and sound mixing.

 

The Artist

  • 10 nominations
  • Best picture, director, actor, supporting actress, original screenplay, original score, cinematography, costume, art, and editing.

 

Moneyball

  • 6 nominations
  • Best picture, actor, supporting actor, adapted screenplay, editing, and sound mixing.

 

War Horse

  • 6 nominations
  • Best picture, original score, cinematography, art, sound editing, and sound mixing.

 

The Descendants

  • 5 nominations
  • Best picture, director, actor, adapted screenplay, and editing.

 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • 5 nominations
  • Actress, cinematography, editing, sound editing, and sound mixing.

 

Midnight in Paris

  • 4 nominations
  • Best picture, director, original screenplay, and art.

 

The Help

  • 4 nominations
  • Best picture, actress, and two supporting actress.

 

Albert Nobbs

  • 3 nominations
  • Actress, supporting actress, and makeup.

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

  • 3 nominations
  • Art, FX, and makeup.

 

The Tree of Life

  • 3 nominations
  • Best picture, director, and cinematography.

 

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

  • 3 nominations
  • Actor, adapted screenplay, and original score.

 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

  • 3 nominations
  • FX, sound editing, and sound mixing.

 

Bridesmaids

  • 2 nominations
  • Supporting actress, and original screenplay.

 

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

  • 2 nominations
  • Best picture and actor.

 

My Week with Marilyn

  • 2 nominations
  • Actress and supporting actor.

 

The Iron Lady

  • 2 nominations
  • Actress and makeup.

 

Info provided by BruSimm, Big Screen Cinema Guide

In the internet era… pre-game Super Bowl commercials, live streaming, game-day art, ladies commercials

It’s been a fun week for football fans with all the hoopla and excitement. Here are the posts from 1X57 in build-up to the big game:

 

The internet era

“Things have changed” – in the internet era of the Super Bowl – “It used to be about a one time hit for 30 seconds or 60 seconds in the middle of the show. And increasingly we’re trying to create a sort of two-week buzz.”

 

Super Bowl commercials for women

How many commercials are directed at women?

Here’s one – David Beckham 360 underwear shot

 

Art of the Super Bowl

It is the 46th Super Bowl and every year an artist was commissioned to create the cover for the game-day program. Here they all are – The art of the Super Bowl program cover

 

Watch Live

“For the first time ever watch the Super Bowl live online.”

 

Pre-released commercials

Finally, the top 5 pre-game commercials:

  1. Ferris Bueller re-enacted by Matthew Broderick
  2. Chevy Sonic on a bungee chord
  3. Dogs bark in chorus for Star Wars, The Imperial March theme
  4. The dog is funnier than the Darth Vader kid
  5. Jerry Seinfeld really needs a car

In the internet era of Super Bowl commercials, "things have changed"

Things have changed in Super Bowl advertising. It used to be about a one time hit for 30 seconds or 60 seconds in the middle of the show. And increasingly we’re trying to create a sort of two-week buzz.

The way in which people advertise in the Super Bowl was kind of developed before there was an Internet. One of the things that we did last year — and I don’t think we’re overstating it by saying we pioneered this — is we pre-released our ad.

This year, of course what’s happened is everyone will pre-release. I suspect there will not be an ad you’ll see on the Super Bowl that wasn’t available online. So our feeling was if you want to stay ahead of the curve — if no one is pre-releasing, let’s pre-release; if everyone is pre-releasing, let’s do a pre-pre-release.

– Mark Hunter, via Marketplace

 

The original pre-released ad that started it all

In the internet era of Super Bowl commercials, “things have changed”

Things have changed in Super Bowl advertising. It used to be about a one time hit for 30 seconds or 60 seconds in the middle of the show. And increasingly we’re trying to create a sort of two-week buzz.

The way in which people advertise in the Super Bowl was kind of developed before there was an Internet. One of the things that we did last year — and I don’t think we’re overstating it by saying we pioneered this — is we pre-released our ad.

This year, of course what’s happened is everyone will pre-release. I suspect there will not be an ad you’ll see on the Super Bowl that wasn’t available online. So our feeling was if you want to stay ahead of the curve — if no one is pre-releasing, let’s pre-release; if everyone is pre-releasing, let’s do a pre-pre-release.

– Mark Hunter, via Marketplace

 

The original pre-released ad that started it all