After seeing the film version of her hit vampire tale, "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer said about Robert Pattinson, "His performance, in my opinion, is Oscar-worthy."
Of course, she realizes that the hope of "Twilight" getting Oscar respect may have the blood drained out of it "by the fact that this is a vampire romance and it's basically aimed at teens," she told EW, but "when they see the movie — oh, my gosh — there's no way not to love him!"
When Gold Derby recently sized up the award prospects of "Twilight," we cited the obvious — Teen Choice, Saturn Awards and forgot to mention MTV Movie Awards (oops! "Twilight" will romp there, natch, and Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have practically won the best kiss award already, even before the movie opens) — but we got chastised by our readers for not aiming higher. As high as lofty Oscar!
A poster named "cullenista" wrote in the comments section of our earlier blog item: "I think that everyone will be surprised by the intensity and complexity of Rob Pattinson's and Kristen Stewart's performances. If the movie does well, maybe there will be a best adapted screenplay nomination for Rosenberg & best original song for Decode nomination."
Poster "Stephen" agreed about the music hopes of "Twilight": "Who knows . . . This seems to be a bare year for the original song category. Maybe Summit should really push one of the Paramore songs as they are actually quite good and written specifically for the film. I wouldn't mind seeing that happen."
But poster "AJ" howled at the suggestion that its scriptwriter could be nominated: "Melissa Rosenberg's only other screenplay came in the form of 'Step Up.' Oh, yes, Oscar is just oozing out of this one."
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