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« on: August 16, 2013, 02:14:55 PM »

Many people know that movies like SCHINDLER'S LIST, THE GODFATHER, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA were nominated for (and won) multiple Oscars.  The object here is to compile a list of movies that we often forget (or maybe we never knew) were nominated for one or more Oscars.  Maybe they didn't win . . . but they were nominated.  Here are a few nominees to get us started:

* THE KARATE KID - Pat Morita, Best Supporting Actor
* GREASE - "Hopelessly Devoted to You," Best Original Song
* DUNE - Best Sound
* THE TOWERING INFERNO - Best Picture; Fred Astaire, Best Supporting Actor; plus 6 additional nominations (and it won 3 Oscars!)
* THE LONGEST YARD - Best Film Editing (and I'm NOT talking about the Adam Sandler remake, for the love of God!)

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 02:46:11 PM »

Them! (1954) - 1 Nomination
The Bad Seed (1956) - 4 Nominations
Psycho (1960) - 4 Nominations
Wait Until Dark (1967) - 1 Nomination
The Swarm (1978)  - 1 Nomination
The Amityville Horror (1979) - 1 Nomination
Altered States (1980) - 2 Nominations
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) - 1 Nomination
The Witches of Eastwick (1987) - 2 Nominations
Flatliners (1990) - 1 Nomination
Frankenstein (1994) - 1 Nomination

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 02:49:27 PM »

STARSHIP TROOPERS: Nominated for best visual effects
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 08:30:35 PM »

THE OSCAR (1966)
Nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

KING OF THE ZOMBIES (1942)
Nominated for best musical score.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 12:30:33 PM »

Beatles and the Oscars....

1."Let It Be"-won Best Original Film Score for 1970

2."Hard Days Night"-nominated for Best Film Score and Best Screenplay Written Directly For Screen,1964

3."Live and Let Die"-Best Original Song for 1973 by Paul McCartney and Wings,former Beatle
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 12:50:39 AM »

I couldn't believe that the IMO inaccurate crapfest known as Invictus was nominated for two Oscars.  Buggedout Buggedout

Just to be fair, it is quite a stirring film but I think my dislike of it stems from the pre-production days of it when I was sent an email, the writer of which spent two thirds of a two page email telling me the duties of a property master.  Twirling
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