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Harry Potter Fan Calls For Academy Award Boycott

After the Harry Potter franchise was not nominated for Best Picture this year, Huffington Post writer Linda Kenney Baden suggested that fans of the boy wizard consider boycotting the Academy Awards.

Here’s an excerpt: “Enough already Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences– start nominating movies that are terrific — no matter the genre. Some of the nominated movies are boring, unwatchable, obtuse or totally uninteresting to moviegoers and not just the youth audience that makes up 80 percent of the cinema going public … Is it time for the movie public — the viewers — to engage in a national TV boycott?”

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 received three nominations for this year’s Academy Awards: Best Art Direction, Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects.

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Elizabeth Taylor Has Died

Actress and author Elizabeth Taylor has passed away today. She was 79-years-old. Above, we’ve embedded a trailer for one of her most celebrated films, Cleopatra.

In 2002, Taylor published My Love Affair with Jewelry which included photographs of her personal collection shot by John Bigelow Taylor. Amazon lists three books written by the star. Taylor also won two Academy Awards for literary adaptations.

Here’s more from The Washington Post: “She made more than 60 films and twice won the Oscar for best actress: as a call girl who meets with tragedy in BUtterfield 8 (1960), based on the John O’Hara novella; and as the braying, slovenly wife of a professor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), adapted from Edward Albee’s play about marital warfare. Virginia Woolf was a rare critical triumph for Ms. Taylor, whom reviewers often found insubstantial or overwrought.”

Twilight Saga: Eclipse Earns Seven Razzie Award Nominations

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has received nominations in seven out of nine categories for the Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. the Razzies). Here is a complete list of its nominations:

Worst Picture – producers Wyck Godfrey & Karen Rosenfelt for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Prequel, Ripoff, or Sequel – the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Director – director David Slade for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Screenplay – screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg & novel by Stephenie Meyer for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Screen Couple – The Entire Cast of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Actor – actor Taylor Lautner for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse/Valentine’s Day & actor Robert Pattinson for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse/Remember Me
Worst Actress – actress Kristen Stewart for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Last year the Twilight Saga: New Moon received three nominations, but no wins. Yesterday, it was revealed that four out of ten Best Picture Oscar nominees are book-based-movies.