I don't know about you folks, but I for one got up at the crack of 10 AM this morning like a kid on Christmas morning. Today marks the kickoff of Oscar season with the unveiling of the 2007 Academy Award Nominees.
Nominated for best picture were ATONEMENT, JUNO, MICHAEL CLAYTON, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and THERE WILL BE BLOOD. JUNO, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN and THERE WILL BE BLOOD are currently playing at the Alamo Drafthouse. If you haven't seen the virtuoso THERE WILL BE BLOOD, you simply must. If for no other reason than to check out Daniel Day Lewis's jaw-dropping performance as oil pioneer Daniel Plainview. Vegas currently has him pegged as a 7 to 5 favorite, and that's the leanest odds on the slate.
A surprise addition to the best picture nominees was the Alamo Drafthouse favorite JUNO, which also nabbed a best actress nominations for dark horse 20-year-old Ellen Page, and received nods for best original screenplay for exploitation enthusiast Diablo Cody and best director for Jason Reitman.
Check out the complete list of Oscar nominees here.
We are also throwing our 11th annual Alamo Academy Awards parties at each of the three Alamo locations (Village, Lamar and the Ritz); South Lamar's shindig features an Oscar feast with one dish for each of the best picture canditates and all of the parties feature embarassing clips from the secret back catalog of the nominees, prizes, competitions, sing-alongs and a champagne toast.
These parties are a blast you will not want to miss. All of the parties sell out every year, so order your tickets before it's too late!