Tonight is Oscar Night! To genre fans, this means nothing unless you are obsessed with technical awards. In short: If you aren’t Inception, you can remain on DVD shelves with the title “Academy Award Nominated” instead of “Academy Award Winning” plastered on the front of your DVD box.
Here are the action film nominations for Oscars films tonight:
Inception! Iron Man 2! Unstoppable!
With Inception being nominated for 8 awards, I’ll assume it will win two or three awards, but not in any of the major categories. Inception was a step down from Nolan’s The Dark Knight, but it was still the best American action film of 2010. Iron Man 2 and Unstoppable are nominated for best Visual Effects and Best Sound Editing respectively. So is Inception, which leads me to believe that I will not have to photoshop an Oscar statue next to the poster of Iron Man 2 tomorrow.