'Twilight' and Rob Pattinson may be doomed by vampire's curse at the Oscars
OK, "Twilight" fans -- please hurry up and get over the fact that studio chiefs aren't entering Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart for Oscar consideration. Or that they're entering in only two categories: song and music score.
It's not as if other vampire flicks have done well at Oscars past. There were eight nominees for best picture of 1931, but none of them was Bela Lugosi's "Dracula," which was snubbed in all other categories too.
"Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) received four nominations and won three: costumes, sound effects editing, makeup. "Shadow of the Vampire" (2000) was nominated in two races that it lost: best supporting actor (Willem Defoe) and makeup. "Interview With the Vampire" (2004) was nominated for art direction and music score.
None of these vampire favorites had any noms at all: "Blade" (1989), "Blacula" (1972), "Van Helsing" (2004), "Fright Night" (1985), "Lifeforce" (1985), "Love at First Bite" (1979), "Vampire's Kiss" (1989), "The Vampire Lovers" (1970).
Frank Langella may be considered a strong contender for best actor this year, but his "Dracula," directed by John Badham in 1979, was totally snubbed.
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