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Nominated For Nothing: How Was 'Contagion' Not Oscar Bait?

Every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Persona, Breathless, Hoop Dreams, King Kong, Caddyshack — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. This year, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees.

The Film: Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a globe-trotting chronicle of an apocalyptic epidemic featuring a ridiculously star-packed A-List cast, including Oscar winners (Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, and Laurence Fishburne), nominees (Jude Law, Elliot Gould, John Hawkes), and even a tiny role for current TV demi-god Bryan Cranston.

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alycakes3407d ago

Believe or not I haven't seen this yet. I forgot to buy it when it came out and now I just need to get it one day when I see it on sale. It did look really good and great cast and stellar performances from what I could see in the previews. I will get around to it one day.

Blink_443406d ago (Edited 3406d ago )

It was good but not Oscar worthy