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Poll: Will 'Inception' be nominated for best picture at the Oscars?

July 16, 2010 |  6:19 pm

On opening day, "Inception" is already proving to be a hit with moviegoers and film critics. Are Oscar voters next?

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"Inception" director Christopher Nolan got a mixed reception from academy members with "The Dark Knight" two derbies ago. It was nominated for eight Oscars and won two — including best supporting actor for Heath Ledger — but it failed to make the list for best picture. Outrage over that snub was one of the reasons the academy chose to expand the number of best picture nominees to 10.

"Inception" scores 76 at Metacritic. The L.A. Times hails the film: "A tremendously exciting science-fiction thriller that's as disturbing as it sounds. This is a popular entertainment with a knockout punch so intense and unnerving it'll have you worrying if it's safe to close your eyes at night."

USA Today likes "Inception" too but doesn't gush so much: "The film is easier to admire than to fully grasp or be moved by it. Still, it's worth surrendering to the dream."

The New York Times merely shrugs it off: "Though there is a lot to see in 'Inception,' there is nothing that counts as genuine vision. Mr. Nolan’s idea of the mind is too literal, too logical, too rule-bound to allow the full measure of madness — the risk of real confusion, of delirium, of ineffable ambiguity — that this subject requires."

Photo: Warner Bros.

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MattChance if im correct the Hurt Locker a summer film won best picture last year

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If the hype is half true, it will probably be nomination worthy. The hype is definitely true about The Kids are All Right - that will be 2010's Precious, Up in the Air indie loved flick. Look to see Annette Bening finally nabbing an Oscar.

Saw the movie last night and it's an A+. As a psychologist, I can appreciate where Nolan was going with this film, and while no movie can fully capture the complexities of the brain and its power, this movie had imagination, layers, and suspense. There is also something to be said for the writers’ intent to demonstrate the power of planting a "seed" of information in someone and how that seed can subsequently alter a person's world view or perception. The mind is Fascinating!

if THE BLIND SIDE can get nominated, this definitely will in the expanded category

Not 100% sure if it deserves the best picture award just yet (although it certainly is the best picture of the year so far). However, it definitely deserves the nomination. God have mercy on the Academy if they snub Nolan again.

Given the quality of movies so far this year and a nomination list ten deep, Ernest Goes to Jail would get nominated for an Oscar.

I'm embarrassed for the people who think this film is going to be in the running for best picture. Don't you know that the littlest seen/heard of films are best picture nominations? And it's July. These people simply do not nominate summer films with the intention of them actually receiving votes.

It's really pretty simple guys... how have you not figured out their spreadsheet of rules yet? They do the same thing every year.


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