Bond 22 Will Be Titled...

The highly anticipated title for the up-coming ‘Bond 22’ actioner will be called ‘Quantum of Solace’ as confirmed by Here’s the other juicy bits from the beeb:

* The title is from one of the 1960’s Ian Fleming short stories of the same title.

* The title refers to Bond’s broken heart after the loss of Eva Green’s character at the end of ‘Casino Royale’. Due to his loss, Bond did not attain that ‘quantum of solace’.

* Because of this hole in his heart, he will be out for revenge on the persons responsible.

* But the title will refer to something ELSE in the film. You will just have to watch the whole damn thing.

According to, co-producer Michael Wilson said that the title was only decided days ago, and ‘Quantum of Solace’ will begin just hours after ‘Casino Royale’ ended.

Director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) will helm Bond’s latest adventures and will have a scheduled November 7th release.

...And Here Are The Nominees.


The nominations for this year's Oscars race had been announced. Here are the nominees:

Performance by an actor in a leading role:

George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”

Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood”

Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah”

Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:

Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”

Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men”

Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War”

Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild”

Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton”

Performance by an actress in a leading role:

Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”

Julie Christie in “Away from Her”

Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose”

Laura Linney in “The Savages”

Ellen Page in “Juno”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:

Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There”

Ruby Dee in “American Gangster”

Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement”

Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone”

Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”

Best animated feature film of the year:

“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

“Ratatouille” by Brad Bird

“Surf's Up” by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck

Achievement in art direction:

“American Gangster” Art Direction: Arthur; MaxSet Decoration: Beth A. Rubino

“Atonement” Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

“The Golden Compass” Art Direction: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

“Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

“There Will Be Blood” Art Direction: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Achievement in cinematography:

“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” by Roger Deakins

“Atonement” by Seamus McGarvey

“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Janusz Kaminski

“No Country for Old Men” by Roger Deakins

“There Will Be Blood” by Robert Elswit

Achievement in costume design:

“Across the Universe” by Albert Wolsky

“Atonement” by Jacqueline Durran

“Elizabeth: The Golden Age” by Alexandra Byrne

“La Vie en Rose” by Marit Allen

“Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” by Colleen Atwood

Achievement in directing:

“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Julian Schnabel

“Juno” by Jason Reitman

“Michael Clayton” by Tony Gilroy

“No Country for Old Men” by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

“There Will Be Blood” by Paul Thomas Anderson

Best documentary feature:

“No End in Sight” by Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

“Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience” by Richard E. Robbins

“Sicko” by Michael Moore and Meghan O’Hara

“Taxi to the Dark Side” by Alex Gibney and Eva Orner

“War/Dance” by Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine

Best documentary short subject:

“Freeheld” by Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth

“La Corona (The Crown)” by Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega

“Salim Baba” by Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello

“Sari’s Mother” by James Longley

Achievement in film editing:

“The Bourne Ultimatum” by Christopher Rouse

“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Juliette Welfling

“Into the Wild” by Jay Cassidy

“No Country for Old Men” by Roderick Jaynes

“There Will Be Blood” by Dylan Tichenor

Best foreign language film of the year

“Beaufort” from Israel

“The Counterfeiters” from Austria

“Katyń” from Poland

“Mongol” from Kazakhstan

“12” from Russia

Achievement in makeup

“La Vie en Rose” by Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald

“Norbit” by Rick Baker and Kazuhiro Tsuji

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” by Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“Atonement” by Dario Marianelli

“The Kite Runner” by Alberto Iglesias

“Michael Clayton” by James Newton Howard

“Ratatouille” by Michael Giacchino

“3:10 to Yuma” by Marco Beltrami

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“Falling Slowly” from “Once” - Music and Lyric by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

“Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted” - Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz

“Raise It Up” from “August Rush” - Music and lyric by Jamal Joseph, Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas

“So Close” from “Enchanted” - Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz

“That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted” - Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Stephen Schwartz

Best motion picture of the year

“Atonement” by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster, Producers.

“Juno” by Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, Producers.

“Michael Clayton” by Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox and Kerry Orent, Producers.

“No Country for Old Men” by Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers.

“There Will Be Blood” by JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Lupi, Producers.

Best animated short film

“I Met the Walrus” by Josh Raskin

“Madame Tutli-Putli” by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski

“Même les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)” by Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse

“My Love (Moya Lyubov)” by Alexander Petrov

“Peter & the Wolf” by Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

Best live action short film

“At Night” by Christian E. Christiansen and Louise Vesth

“Il Supplente (The Substitute)” by Andrea Jublin

“Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)” by Philippe Pollet-Villard

“Tanghi Argentini” by Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans

“The Tonto Woman” by Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown

Achievement in sound editing

“The Bourne Ultimatum” by Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg

“No Country for Old Men” by Skip Lievsay

“Ratatouille” by Randy Thom and Michael Silvers

“There Will Be Blood” by Christopher Scarabosio and Matthew Wood

“Transformers” by Ethan Van der Ryn and Mike Hopkins

Achievement in sound mixing

“The Bourne Ultimatum” by Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis

“No Country for Old Men” by Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter Kurland

“Ratatouille” by Randy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane

“3:10 to Yuma” by Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Jim Stuebe

“Transformers” by Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin

Achievement in visual effects

“The Golden Compass” by Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” by John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier

“Transformers” by Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier

Adapted screenplay

“Atonement” - Screenplay by Christopher Hampton

“Away from Her” - Written by Sarah Polley

“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” - Screenplay by Ronald Harwood

“No Country for Old Men” - Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

“There Will Be Blood” - Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson

Original screenplay

“Juno” - Written by Diablo Cody

“Lars and the Real Girl” - Written by Nancy Oliver

“Michael Clayton” - Written by Tony Gilroy

“Ratatouille” - Screenplay by Brad Bird; Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird

“The Savages” - Written by Tamara Jenkins

So what are you guys are waiting for? Place your bets now!!!
My bet is that 'No Country For Old Men' will sweep the Oscars, with the exception for Daniel Day-Lewis winning 'Best Actor' for the movie 'There Will Be Blood'. As for 'Transformers', I guess it will win most of the Technical awards, i.e. sounds, special effects, etc.
The event will be held 'Live' (fingers-crossed) on the 28th February '08.

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