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2008 Oscar nominations

By David Herman  

It’s hard to imagine a more high-testosterone group of films than this year’s shortlist for the Oscars. Big, violent films about men and madness dominate. Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will be Blood with Daniel Day-Lewis, the Coen brothers’ slaughterhouse No Country for Old Men and Michael Clayton, with Michael Clooney as a top New York law firm’s Mr Fix-It, have 22 nominations between them. Atonement has 7, but none for Keira Knightley or James McAvoy. Too much simpering and not enough blood and guts perhaps.

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