If you were downtown at all the last couple of summers, you could see the streets were transformed into Hollywood style sets. Depending on the day, you might have caught a glimpse of George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Hugh Jackman, or Shia Labeouf (and he wasn't here filming "Even Stevens"). Well the good news is that all 3 of the movies these guys made while in town, "The Ides of March", "Real Steel", and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", were all nominated for Oscars. The bad news is that they are all in the categories that most people don't really care much about.
"The Ides of March" is nominated for Writing: Best Adapted Screenplay. "Real Steel" is up for Best Visual Effects against "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". "Transformers" is also up for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. All 3 categories are ones that the general public might not be too impressed by, but those that work in the industry or that are interested in film at all, know that it is a great accomplishment!
So we wish these movies the best of luck on Oscar Night. Hopefully Michigan can continue to be a part of some great movies!
If you haven't seen these 3 flicks yet, here are some videos for you to check out:
"The Ides of March" Official Trailer
"Real Steel" Main Event Featurette
(Keep an eye out about 20 seconds in for our friend, and former Miss Michigan USA, Channing Pierce!)
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Official Trailer