The Visitor


A college professor (Richard Jenkins) travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

The 81st Annual Academy Award Nominations!

Barreling down a deserted Hollywood boulevard at the pitch-black hour of 4:12 am this morning, I noticed one lone man standing at the corner of Highland Avenue holding a sign. He trembled in the moderately cool air, bare-chested and wearing a latex Batman mask he'd pilfered from one of the local viral events that transpired over the summer. His hand-painted piece of cardboard read, "Wish me well." While stopped at the light in front of the Hollywood and Highland complex, this seemingly older man noticed my Academy Award credentials and winked. He knew I was headed to the award nomination announcements and needed my encouragement. I waved, wishing I could have snapped a picture.

The man's wish came true, as Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker and Academy President Sid Ganis read the nominations aloud this morning. The Dark Knight was nominated in 8 different categories including best supporting actor for Heath Ledger, art direction, cinematography, film editing, and visual effects. None of which really come as a surprise at all. Probably the two biggest surprises of the morning came with the announcements for Best Actor and Actress. While some people had predicted Richard Jenkins as a longshot for his performance in The Visitor, no one imagined that Melissa Leo would slide into the Best Actress category for her work in the hardly noticed Frozen River. Gasps where audible as Whitaker announced her name to the packed house.

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CONTEST: Win the Soundtrack from ‘The Visitor’

Movie PictureThe Visitor is coming to theaters on April 11 in limited release and it will be expanding the following weekend on April 18. We're running yet another contest and this time we're giving away the soundtrack for this film. You know these CD's will go fast, so enter this contest today.

CLICK HERE to enter this new contest.

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