The Online Film Critics Society announce their 2004 nominees

On Monday, January 3, 2005, the Online Film Critics Society announced the nominees for their 2004 awards. Leading the way with 8 nominations is “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Michel Gondry’s epic quixotic comedy received nods including Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay, as well as acting nominations for lead actors Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

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Eleven Films to Compete for Animated Feature Oscar

Eleven films are eligible to compete for the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar in the 2004 Academy Awards competition.

A formal vote by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is required to activate the category for the 77th Academy Awards, but the 11 films were accepted as eligible to compete by the executive committee of the Short Films and Feature Animation branch of the Academy, which will recommend to the board of governors on December 14 that the Award be given for this year.

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Oscar 2004: An Early Preview

Now that the Academy Awards have been awarded for the films of 2003, we can start to look ahead towards the likely nominees for this year.

At this time last year, Charlize Theron was in Central Florida, filming what would become her Oscar-winning performance in “Monster,” independently, without the support of a distribution deal. Sofia Coppola’s “Lost In Translation” was barely a blip on the radar screens of even the most ardent Bill Murray fan. Since it would be nigh near impossible to predict who will be at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles a year from now, this list is meant to begin a discussion between friends and family, to place early focus on what will hopefully be a deserving crop of films in 2004.

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