Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2/24/2008 No Country For Old Men is best picture

February 24, 2008.  For the third year in a row (after Crash and The Departed)  a crime-related movie won the Oscar for Best Picture.  In fact, No Country For Old Men, a Coen brothers film based on Cormac McCarthy's novel, was nominated for eight Oscars and picked up four.  It starred Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem, who picked up the little silver guy for Best Supporting Actor.

Am I the only one who thinks that poster looks like Brolin is being sneezed out of Bardem's schnozz?


  1. Cool movie! (The poster, not so much.)

    More Oscar dates and nuggets I came upon:

    March 27, 1973 – The Godfather won three Oscars, including for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Marlon Brando declined his Best Actor award and did not attend the ceremony, citing the film industry’s mistreatment of Native Americans as his reason.

    April 8, 1975 – The Godfather II became the first sequel to win a Best Picture Oscar. The movie won a total of six Oscars, twice as many as the first Godfather film. Awards included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Musical Score.

    March 25, 1991 – The Godfather III became the only film in the Godfather trilogy that did not win an Oscar. It had received seven nominations.

    Best wishes,
    Peter DiChellis

  2. "It's a Wonderful Life" only won a technical Oscar but here's its crime connection: In the scene in "Nick's Bar," one of the extras in the bar had come out west on the run from the Mob! Great blog, Rob!