It's a long time since I've blogged on The Passion of the Christ. In fact, I think the last time was the SBL (SBL Passion of the Christ Session 1 and SBL Passion of the Christ Interview -- Fulco and Fitzgerald). It's time, though, for a mention given the Oscar nominations which were announced today. No one expected any of the big nominations for the film, anything like best film, best director, best screenplay, etc., but The Passion of the Christ earns three nominations:
Best music (score)
I'd have been surprised if it had not received a nomination for best cinematography -- the look of the film is extraordinary, especially the Sanhedrin scene. I can't imagine that it will win the best music (score) Oscar.
The other major Jesus film watch relevant nomination is Martin Scorsese for The Aviator, which also picks up a good number of other nominations. The full list of nominations is available on BBC News here.