March 1, 2013

The Oscars and Action

As you all know, The Oscars aren’t particularly kind to our genre. Much like horror, we get mostly unnoticed with the only real mention is in effects or other technical awards. However, it doesn’t mean that The Oscars has always ignored the action genre. Here are some fun facts regarding action movies and The Oscars:

-Sigourney Weaver was nominated for Best Actress in her role as Ellen Ripley in Aliens

-Beverly Hills Cop was nominated for Best Original Screenplay

-Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars were nominated for Best Picture

-Jon Voight was nominated for Best Actor in his role in Runaway Train

-Al Pacino was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Dick Tracy

-Terminator 2: Judgment Day was nominated for Best Cinematography, Effects, and Make-Up

-The Fugitive was nominated for Best Picture and snagged a Best Supporting Actor win for Tommy Lee Jones

-Gladiator winning Best Picture, Best Actor, and nominated for Best Original Screenplay

-Stallone nominated for Best Actor for Rocky along with it winning Best Picture

-The Lord of the Ring films being nominated for Best Picture with Return of the King winning

-Johnny Depp nominated for Best Actor in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

-Jamie Foxx nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Collateral

-DiCaprio and Hounsou nominated for Best Actor and Supporting Actor respectively for Blood Diamond

-The Towering Inferno nominated for Best Picture

-The French Connection won for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture

-Heath Ledger winning Best Supporting Actor posthumously for The Dark Knight


About the Author

My name is Omar and I love action movies. I grew up loving action films thanks in part to my father who would deliver a healthy dose of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, and Seagal in my movie diet. Ever since then, I continue to love the genre more and more and go along perfectly with my love for the horror genre. What other movie genre can specialize in giving you pure adrenaline and excitement in every turn?



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