This morning the Voting Syndicate of the 20/20 Awards announced this year's nominees at Seattle's prestigious Casbah Club. Twenty years after winning the Oscar for Best Picture and Director, Clint Eastwood's Western Unforgiven is once again the front-runner with nine 20/20 Award nominations. Following close behind with 8 nominations each are Howards End and Dracula.
Other notable nominations include Quentin Tarantino's freshman effort, Reservoir Dogs, Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, and while Marisa Tomei's win for Best Supporting Actress (My Cousin Vinny) was considered suspect 20 years ago, her work was deemed worth a second look in 2012. However, Best Actor winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) was left on the cutting room floor this time around.
Below is a list of the Big 6. For a complete look at all of this year's nominees, please CLICK HERE
* Denotes Oscar Nominee ** Denotes Oscar Winner
The 4th Annual 20/20 Awards will take place on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 8pm (doors at 7pm) at The Fremont Abbey. Tickets are $10. For more info: CLICK HERE.
The 20/20 Awards uses the advantage of time and perspective to annually re-evaluate the Oscars from 20 years prior. Utilizing the benefit of hindsight, a voting body of film industry professionals from around the world carefully elects either new or previous nominees, and hosts a live awards ceremony, designed to both honor and offer new perspective with fresh commentary on the impact of this body of work on cinema itself, and its influence on our culture.