Monday, January 5, 2009

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And I don't mean Golf, either. This special 100th post is dedicated to the recently-announced Producer's Guild Association Nominations!

Traditionally, the PGA and DGA nominations are good ways to determine the Best Picture nominees at the Oscars. But, as always, there's one or two that don't match up.

You know, I'm not quite sure what it's honoring. The producers, I know, but is it the amazing feat of getting everything together, or selling their product, or what? I wish I knew more.

Last year, the nominees included The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Juno, Michael Clayton, and There Will Be Blood. The winner was also the Oscar winner, No Country for Old Men. Only Diving Bell did not match up to Best Picture at the Oscars, with Atonement in its place.

A look at years past, all the way to 2000, shows that the Oscar's Best Picture nominees and the PGA nominees never match up. Nothing ever does. Indeed, only four times this decade have the winners matched up. Still, it's usually 4/5. So....

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Ooh, fun! The Dark Knight made it in. Rightfully so. Oh, so very just and god! And goddammit, I still need to see Slumdog! Dammit!

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