The 2007 Best Picture nominee THERE WILL BE BLOOD will screen on Monday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the final feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Great To Be Nominated" series. Daniel Day-Lewis's powerful, Oscar-winning performance as a misanthropic oil man in the early years of the 20th century dominates Paul Thomas Anderson's unsettling adaptation of Upton Sinclair's novel OIL!.
The film's vfx were by Digital Backlot and ILM.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD earned a total of eight Academy Award nominations and won Oscars for Actor in a Leading Role (Day-Lewis) and Cinematography (Robert Elswit). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (JoAnne Sellar, Anderson and Daniel Lupi, producers), Art Direction (Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson), Directing (Anderson), Film Editing (Dylan Tichenor), Sound Editing (Christopher Scarabosio and Matthew Wood) and Writing -- Adapted Screenplay (Anderson).
The Oscar-nominated animated short I MET THE WALRUS will be screened prior to the feature.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD is the final film in the five-year series. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Curtain time for the feature is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.