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‘Lone Survivor’ Got Two Oscar Nominations…but Not for Anything You’d Really Expect
The Blaze ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Liz Klimas

Posted on 01/22/2014 10:56:35 PM PST by LeoWindhorse

Less than a week after the Golden Globe awards, the 2014 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. “Lone Survivor,” a favorite among Blaze readers, scored two nominations, but probably for categories you wouldn’t expect.

The film covering the true story of a SEAL team mission in Afghanistan in 2005 was not nominated for Best Picture. Mark Walberg, who stars as Marcus Luttrell off whose memoir the film is based, did not get a Best Actor nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hollywood; lonesurvivor; oscars

1 posted on 01/22/2014 10:56:36 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Rather than going to Beck’s link, I would rather someone just post what the two categories are.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 11:11:54 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ansel12

Sound categories


3 posted on 01/22/2014 11:23:49 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Book was way better than the movie. I am glad they made the movie, as it will make more people aware of the sacrifices our troops are making in Afghanistan. But there were too many liberties taken in the screenplay, IMHO.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 11:44:55 PM PST by Scutter
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To: LeoWindhorse

Thanks, going to the Blaze for a punch line 10 times a day was getting annoying.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 2:00:41 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Scutter

We loved the movie,but they really went Hollywood on the ending.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 3:41:56 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: LeoWindhorse

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but will. I can’t even imagine Mark Walburg getting an Oscar nomination. However, even if he was considered, this year was way too competitive. Plus they waited too long to release the movie if they wanted to have any possibility of getting the major Oscar awards. And don’t say anything about liberals not nominating a movie like this. They did recently with Zero Dark Thirty.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 4:12:54 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Review some of the dregs that have been nominated and compare the body of work to Mark’s. Mark is a fine actor, good Christian family man and many that win oscars do so because they vote the right way, give money to the right people and promote the right causes... of course they are all the wrong things for America but what the heck... hollyweird.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 4:35:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

compare the body of work to Mark’s. Mark is a fine actor, good Christian family man

I have to admit that I found “Ted” hilarious but I would not consider that anything of the above that you mentioned.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 6:59:22 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

The guy has been in a ton of movies, some very good and most very entertaining. He is no airhead like sean penn or george looney. I like the guy and he is an excellent actor.

Here is a list of most of his work.

The Disciple Program InfoThe Disciple Program (2016)

Ted 2 InfoTed 2 (2016)
stars as John Bennett

American Desperado InfoAmerican Desperado (2015) aka “Cocaine Cowboys”
stars as Jon Roberts

The Gambler InfoThe Gambler (2015)

Transformers: Age of Extinction InfoTransformers: Age of Extinction (2014) aka “Transformers 4”
stars as Cade

Untitled Basketball Movie (2014)

Wahlburgers InfoWahlburgers (2014) - TV

Broken City InfoBroken City (2013)
stars as Billy Taggart

Good Time Gang InfoGood Time Gang (2013)

Pain and Gain InfoPain and Gain (2013)
stars as Daniel Lugo

Lone Survivor InfoLone Survivor (2013)
stars as Marcus Luttrell

2 Guns Info2 Guns (2013)
stars as Marcus Stigman

Ted InfoTed (2012)
stars as John Bennett

Contraband InfoContraband (2012)
stars as Chris Farraday

The Fighter InfoThe Fighter (2011)
stars as ‘Irish’ Micky Ward

The Other Guys InfoThe Other Guys (2010)
stars as Terry Hoitz

Date Night InfoDate Night (2010)
stars as Holbrooke

The Lovely Bones InfoThe Lovely Bones (2009)
stars as Jack Salmon

Max Payne InfoMax Payne (2008)
stars as Max Payne

The Happening InfoThe Happening (2008)
stars as Elliot Moore

Shooter InfoShooter (2007)
stars as Bob Lee Swagger

We Own the Night InfoWe Own the Night (2007)
stars as Joseph Grusinsky

The Departed InfoThe Departed (2006)
stars as Dignam

Invincible InfoInvincible (2006)
stars as Vince Papale

Four Brothers InfoFour Brothers (2005)
stars as Bobby

I Heart Huckabees InfoI Heart Huckabees (2004) aka I Love Huckabees
stars as Tommy Corn

The Italian Job InfoThe Italian Job (2003) aka Braquage a l’italienne (France)
stars as Charlie Croker

The Truth About Charlie (2002) aka Wahrheit uber Charlie, Die (Germany)
stars as Joshua Peters

Rock Star (2001)
stars as Chris ‘Izzy’ Cole

Planet of the Apes (2001)
stars as Captain Leo Davidson

The Yards (2000)
stars as Leo Handler

The Perfect Storm (2000) aka Sturm, Der (Germany)
stars as Bobby Shatford

Three Kings (1999)
stars as Sfc. Troy Barlow

The Corruptor (1999)
stars as Danny Wallace

The Big Hit (1998)
stars as Melvin Smiley

Traveller (1997)
stars as Pat O’Hara

Boogie Nights (1997)
stars as Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler

Fear (1996) aka No Fear
stars as David McCall

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
stars as Mickey

Renaissance Man (1994) aka Army Intelligence
stars as Pvt. Tommy Lee Haywood

The Substitute (1993) - TM
stars as Ryan Westerberg


10 posted on 01/23/2014 8:22:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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