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More than one Oscar Nominee this year is 'Mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore'

by jmaloni
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 06:45 pm

WHAT: As part of The Academy's "Celebrate the Movies" digital campaign, Oscar.com (www.oscar.com) is launching a video playlist of 18 of the 20 acting nominees talking about their favorite movie moment of all time. The answers span genres and decades, with two nominees citing the iconic "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" line from Sydney Lumet's classic 1976 feature film, "Network."

The "Celebrate the Movies" campaign launched Jan. 23 on digital billboards in Los Angeles and on ABC's digital "SuperSign," an electronic landmark in New York's Times Square, as well as online at Oscar.com and youtube.com/Oscars, where fans can share their most memorable movie-going experiences through video or text. The films represented span eight decades, beginning with "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) and culminating in "Avatar" (2009). Highlights from each decade include "Gone with the Wind" (1939), "Casablanca" (1942), "The Killers" (1946), "Sunset Boulevard" (1950), "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "True Grit" (1969), "The Exorcist" (1973), "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "Apollo 13" (1995), "Shrek" (2001), "Ray" (2004) and "The Dark Knight" (2008). The exhibition highlights all of Hollywood's major genres, as well as independent, animated, foreign-language and documentary films.

WHO: Nominees featured include:

  • Berenice Bejo
  • Demian Bichir
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Jessica Chastain
  • George Clooney
  • Glenn Close
  • Viola Davis
  • Jean Dujardin
  • Jonah Hill
  • Rooney Mara
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Janet McTeer
  • Nick Nolte
  • Gary Oldman
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Meryl Streep
  • Max von Sydow




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