Oscar Nomination for PGH-shot Film!

I am honored to be this year’s emcee again for the Pittsburgh Film Office’s annual fundraiser Lights! Glamour! Action! which is held on February 26th at Heinz Field —  the same night of the Academy Awards. I hope you’ll join us for another wonderful party celebrating how many jobs and how much money the film office brings into our region! The black tie event includes great food, wonderful music, and you can watch the Oscars on the big screen!

Between now and then I have a lot of catching up to do on all the nominees.  I was particularly excited that one of the nominations was for a role filmed right here in Pittsburgh!  The Academy honored Nick Nolte for best supporting actor for his performance in Warrior.  I went on set at the Peterson Event Center on Pitt’s campus and interrupted the filming for an interview with both Nolte who plays a father and Kurt Angle who plays the mean Russian cage wrestler.  It was amazing to watch a few of the scenes!  When there was a break in the action, Nolte was gracious enough to give me an interview … and he refused to be serious! What fun!

Click here for more information on Lights! Glamour! Action! and here’s a list of all of the nominees for you to catch up for Oscar night!

Best Picture

The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Actor

Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor 
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Original Screenplay

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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