Jewish Journal

Jews at the Oscars [FILM TRAILERS]

by Six Degrees No Bacon, JTA

January 24, 2012 | 2:14 pm

A scene from the Israeli film "Footnote," which aims to take home the countryIsrael's first Academy Award for best foreign-language film when the Oscars are given out on Feb. 26. Photo courtesy of Sony Classics Pictures

The 2012 Academy Award nominations came out Tuesday and it seems like Billy Crystal will be hosting a big ol’ Jewish party, providing traction to those who advance the canard that Jews do indeed control Hollywood.

Three Jewish filmmakers are nominated for best picture—Steven Spielberg for “War Horse,” Rachael Horovitz for “Moneyball” and Stephen Tenenbaum and Letty Aronson for “Midnight in Paris.” Aronson, who happens to be Woody Allen’s sister, will probably be seeing a lot of her brother during the show because Woody is also nominated for an Academy Award as best director for the same film.

Jonah Hill is also nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Moneyball.” And in foreign news, Israel is back with Joseph Cedar’s film “Footnote,” due for a March release in the United States. “Footnote” will go head to head with “In Darkness,” a Polish film from Jewish director Agnieszka Holland (“Europa, Europa”) about Jews who hid in the gutters of Lvov during the Holocaust.

The Oscars will take place Feb. 26. 6noBacon will be updating before, during and after the event.

Trailers for the Oscar nominated films:

War Horse


Midnight in Paris


In Darkness

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