Philomena’s Oscar Hopes Dashed

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The multi-Oscar nominated Philomena failed to pick up any awards at last night’s Oscars ceremony.

The film, starring Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench has been winning multiple awards since the Autumn, including Best Screenplay at both the Venice Film Festival and BAFTA.

Telling the real life story of a pregnant teen in 50s Ireland, who is placed in a convent whilst her child is sent to America for adoption, Philomena sees the titular character spend the next fifty years searching in vain for her lost son.

The screenplay, co-written by Coogan and Jeff Pope was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, whilst Dench was up for Best Actress, and the film itself was nominated for Best Original Score and, crucially, Best Picture.

Sadly, it was pipped to the post in every category, but at least the ceremony gave us this epic Coogan vine to savour, and the film can be pre-ordered to savour again and again on dvd and blu-ray now via The Velvet Onion Amazon Store, with release locked down for March 24th.

1 Comment on Philomena’s Oscar Hopes Dashed

  1. Never mind. I realise that what the Oscar committee love is a good old dose of guilt which they received with 50 Years A Slave. You know, the film the Beeb went apeshit for even though they think The Real McCoy is ‘too niche’ to release on DVD! I’m also gutted that Room On The Broom lost out to some foreign nobody – however, they could have added a closing scene where Rob Brydon’s cat character comes out from behind a velvet curtain and gives us a rendition of the Tori Amos arrangement of ‘Home on The Range’, which is a guilt-inducing screed on behalf of Native Americans. Or just added a lot of B&Q ads as bonus tracks. Love, Barbara Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 00:10:09 +0000 To: barbara1926@live.co.uk

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