Well, this is pretty refreshing news!
I'm pleased to report that Eastwood’s American Sniper has received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
Bradley Cooper has also received a nomination for Best Actor while Jason Hall gets the nod in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. Malpaso regulars Gary Roach and Joel Cox have also been recognised for Best Editing – whilst other technical categories include Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. So 6 nominations for American Sniper in all – I really hope Cooper is seriously considered. I felt it was a well handled performance in which he maintains just the right balance.
All will be revealed this Sunday February 22nd – the ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.