“GasLand” Nominated for Oscar
There weren’t too many surprises in the list of Oscar nominees that were read off this morning, but there was a treat for one movie filmed in Tarrant County. Josh Fox’s GasLand ran out with a nomination for Best Documentary Feature. The film about the costs of gas drilling, which has featured repeatedly in our pages and our blog, has already won a prize at Sundance. (Also, we totally picked it as Best Local Film in this year’s Best of Fort Worth issue.) It’s up against stiff competition for the Oscar statuette; the Afghanistan war doc Restrepo, the financial exposé Inside Job, and the hilarious Exit Through the Gift Shop are all carrying more buzz. Still, the nod means a great deal in a field where movies struggle for exposure. Congratulations are in order.