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'Black Swan': Overdue Oscar for Darren Aronofsky?

August 19, 2010 |  4:30 pm

It's a felony crime in Hollywood that Darren Aronofsky doesn't have an Oscar yet — not even a nomination. His "Requiem for a Dream" earned Ellen Burstyn noms for lead actress at the Oscars, Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, etc. His "The Wrestler" reaped Oscar bids for Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. Rourke won at the Golden Globes, BAFTA and Indie Spirits. "The Wrestler" also won best picture at the Spirits — at least Aronofsky has that consolation kudos prize. But he should've won 15 Oscars for "The Fountain," if you ask me. Instead, he got snubbed by virtually everyone for the greatest film of his oeuvre.

Next up trotting into the 2010 derby: "Black Swan."

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Uh, Darren Aronosfky is good, not great, though. The Fountain was pretty mediocre.

Do you think Claire Danes will win for "Temple Grandin"?

Overdue?

Let's give it to Mike Leigh. I hope that doesn't jinx him.

I totally disagree about The Wrestler being a Rocky re-make. The Wrestler was much more beautiful and one of the best made films of all time. I really do think it represents America in the 21st century and it is a shame it was basically ignored by the Academy in the Best picture, director, and writing race.

I didn't like the Fountain and The Wrestler was a Rocky re-make.


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