Monday, 28 February 2011

Sci Fi takes technical awards (again)

In another year, INCEPTION probably would have swept the board at the Oscars, but this year it was up against the exceptional double act of THE KING'S SPEECH and THE SOCIAL NETWORK. As a result, the film had to settle for taking the technical awards, walking off with the golden baldie statuettes for Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing (not the same as mixing apparently) and Visual Effects.

The only other genre entry to win anything significant was ALICE IN WONDERLAND's double win for Costumes and Art Direction.

The Razzies, however, were once again dominated by a genre entry. In this case for the truly terrible movie THE LAST AIRBENDER. Taking Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and the special category of Worst Eye-Gouging Misuse Of  3D.

The latter is supposed to be a one-off for this year, but it''s the kind of thing that might be around for some time yet to come.

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