Fox and Warner Brothers tried, they really did, but neither Rise of the Planet of the Apes, nor Harry Potter got Oscar nominations beyond the usual stuff, the technical awards.
David Fincher's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo had been shaping up to be a big blockbuster this winter, with its huge, built in, best-selling book following.
As Oscar season approaches, Warner Brothers has been pushing for a big Harry Potter win
Driving around L.A., which is definitely an industry town, you see billboards everywhere for Harry Potter asking CONSIDER in big letters.
There has been a lot of Oscar talk about Andy Serkis's performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes from day one, but once the audience saw his performance, they were definitely sold.
Oscar the Cat - who had his back feet severed by a tractor - is walking again with a new pair of bionic limbs.