"Sweeney Todd" Nominated for Three Oscars, Including Best Actor
Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for the 80th Academy Awards (aka the Oscars). Although the Academy rarely honors the horror genre outside of Best Makeup, this year they've recognized Johnny Depp's turn as the murderous title character in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. The film also received nominations for Best Art Direction (Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo) and Best Costume Design (Colleen Atwood). Congratulations to all nominees. If the Oscars go on as scheduled (up in the air due to the ongoing WGA strike), maybe we'll see some blood on the red carpet.