They Nominated Who for a What Now? Examining the Oscars

They Nominated Who for a What Now? Examining the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected their nominees. Let the betting begin!

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Nolan keeps getting snubbed time and time again. He's gotten commendations from the Director's Guild THREE TIMES and NEVER gotten a Best Director nomination. It's probably because his films are never pretentious enough for the Academy voters. Hell, The King's Speech reeks of Oscar bait because it's everything those old farts LOOOOOOOOOVE.

#1: Please pay back Annette Benning for having to go up against Hillary Swank playing a guy in 1999. That just wasn't fair.

#2: Please give Amy Adams an Oscar. God has a puppy he doesn't want to have to shoot in the face.

And, for the first time, I'm proud to say I saw none of these movies in a theater last year. Hear that, Hollywood? It's the sound of your models breaking.

The biggest snubs in my opinion are the supporting actor snub for Andrew Garfield, the Best actor snub for Mark Wahlberg, and most shocking Christopher Nolan's Best Director snub.

Despite Andrew Garfield giving one of the best supporting performances this year (only surpassed by Christian Bale in "The Fighter") he isn't given recognition because he is too young and he is bound to become popular anyway (He is going to be the new spiderman, so they don't feel it neccesary to give him recognition for his performance in the Social Network.

This is even more absurd considered Hailee Steinfeld (star of True Grit) got nominated for best supporting actress, for her very first role in a Film (despite the fact that she had 3 times the screen time as Jeff Bridges, and that she was the protagonist). Granted it was one of the best performances this year and she deserves it 100%, but if she got nominated, then so should Andrew Garfield.

I can somewhat understand the Wahlberg snub, if only because when I saw "The Fighter", Christian Bale Stole the entire movie and left everyone else in the dust.

But the Christopher Nolan snub is a load of bullshit. Whether or not you loved inception, you have acknowledge the talent that went into directing this psychological Sci-fi. A film like Inception takes an extremely talented director, and Nolan's work should have easily garnered at least a nomination. The Academy aren't that ignorant. So there has to be some other ulterior motive to this snub.

Either way the Academy are asshats for this.

In my opinion, Jeff Bridges should have been in Best Supporting Actor and Hailee Steinfeld should have been in Best Actress for True Grit. The story was about her after all. But hey, no one really cares about my opinions.

As the article said, Christopher Nolan was an odd omission, particularly when his brilliant creation made the Best Picture category - and the brilliance of the film was largely down to direction. There were some solid performances all round, but it was Nolan who pulled it all together into a great film.

Since 1981 every movie that has won the Best Picture oscar has at least been nominated for Best Editing. Too bad Inception didnt get a Best Editing nomination then

Elizabeth Grunewald:
They Nominated Who for a What Now? Examining the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected their nominees. Let the betting begin!

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That TRON Legacy didn't get a nomination for effects or music is a bloody travesty. Seriously.

The visual effects nominations are a fricking joke this year.

-m

Aiddon:
Nolan keeps getting snubbed time and time again. He's gotten commendations from the Director's Guild THREE TIMES and NEVER gotten a Best Director nomination. It's probably because his films are never pretentious enough for the Academy voters. Hell, The King's Speech reeks of Oscar bait because it's everything those old farts LOOOOOOOOOVE.

What the flying fuck is with geek culture and this deeply internalized hatred of all media that's serious and thoughtful? Why does everything have to be snappy and modern and pop culture related? It's not hard-hitting or cutting to the point to scream "PRETENTIOUS" or "Fancy-pants artsy fartsy" at movies you never intend to see or didn't like, it's childish. As for Nolan, the oscars aren't goddamn lifetime achievement awards, they're are about the best movies made that year. And Inception, while a very solid and very good Sci-fi action movie, is not anywhere near as good as kings speech. It's not anywhere near as good as The Social Network. It's not really even comparable to True Grit. I am so sick of people disregarding not just great, but fantastic movies because they hold pandering populism as some kind of badge of honor.

Hell, The King's Speech reeks of Oscar bait because it's everything those old farts LOOOOOOOOOVE.

You don't have a single clue who any of the 6000 Academy Voters are, do you?

Jesus Christ.

I like how every movie I went to this year got nominated for best picture, as opposed to last year where only one of them did (yay for district 9).

I feel sorry for Andrew Garfield for two reasons.

One: He was what made The Social Network great for me. Eisenburg was really good, but I think it was Garfield's performance that made it one of my favorite movies of all time. Also, he looks like a guy I know.

Two: He has to be in the upcoming spider man movie. I'm so, so sorry.

Matt_LRR:

Elizabeth Grunewald:
They Nominated Who for a What Now? Examining the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected their nominees. Let the betting begin!

Read Full Article

That TRON Legacy didn't get a nomination for effects or music is a bloody travesty. Seriously.

The visual effects nominations are a fricking joke this year.

-m

They're a joke almost every year. Remember when The Golden Compass won in 2008? The effects in that movie were absolutely horrid.

Is it me or are the Oscars loosing more and more of their credibility? Some of the people/films don't even deserve a nomination, and the deserving ones were left out in the cold.
Who are the people who voted for these nominations anyway?

Wow you really called Black Swan a "fancy pants arty film"? Ok...

Anyway, I agree with basically all of the nominations, except that Ryan Gosling deserved the nomination and the win. He was definitely the best out of all the lead actors this year. But meh, Colin Firth was great too so that'll be fine.

Also if you actually go watch the King's Speech you will see it is an extremely unique and clever film. Not the standard Oscar bait many people think it is.

Inception was great, but there is no way it will win best picture. It does not deserve to win Best Picture and Nolan does not deserve to win Best Director (since Aronofsky did an impeccable job with Black Swan), but he did deserve a nomination. He always get's snubbed and he is a fantastic director.

Who I want to win (not predictions):

Best Picture: Black Swan
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan may not deserve Best Picture, but he deserves to win BD without a doubt)
BA: Colin Firth (Ryan Goslin though)
BSA: Christian Bale
BActress: Natalie Portman
BSActress: Melissa Leo
Best Animated: Toy Story 3
Best Original Screenplay: The King's Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Best Score: The Social Network

Best Actress should go to Natalie Portman but as for the rest...

Nolan certainly doesn't deserve Picture for Inception though. Yes, he should, and rightfully has been applauded on it, but it's not the best of those films, it's not his best work.

Also no Daft Punk in best score? Very poor. Inception wasn't Zimmers best, again, but it was good enough for a nomination certainly. I'd like to see Trent Reznor collect an oscar though, I've been a long time fan of his work. Delicious bias.

It'll be fun to see how many of the nominations inception and black swan are up for they fail to get...as for the rest couldnt care less the oscars are a joke awards show that is becoming more and more pointless each year.

vivaldiscool:

Aiddon:
Nolan keeps getting snubbed time and time again. He's gotten commendations from the Director's Guild THREE TIMES and NEVER gotten a Best Director nomination. It's probably because his films are never pretentious enough for the Academy voters. Hell, The King's Speech reeks of Oscar bait because it's everything those old farts LOOOOOOOOOVE.

What the flying fuck is with geek culture and this deeply internalized hatred of all media that's serious and thoughtful? Why does everything have to be snappy and modern and pop culture related? It's not hard-hitting or cutting to the point to scream "PRETENTIOUS" or "Fancy-pants artsy fartsy" at movies you never intend to see or didn't like, it's childish. As for Nolan, the oscars aren't goddamn lifetime achievement awards, they're are about the best movies made that year. And Inception, while a very solid and very good Sci-fi action movie, is not anywhere near as good as kings speech. It's not anywhere near as good as The Social Network. It's not really even comparable to True Grit. I am so sick of people disregarding not just great, but fantastic movies because they hold pandering populism as some kind of badge of honor.

Hell, The King's Speech reeks of Oscar bait because it's everything those old farts LOOOOOOOOOVE.

You don't have a single clue who any of the 6000 Academy Voters are, do you?

Jesus Christ.

Really? Please, Moviebob just put on his blog a Youtube video called "Trailer for every Oscar-Winning Movie ever. And what's hilarious is that it's EERILY accurate for what the Academy Voters tend to like. The King's Speech is a feel-good British historical drama (set in World War 2 no less) whose success hinges more on Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush's performances than on the actual narrative or the director involved. That is Oscar Bait through and through, any movie buff can tell you that, especially since a lot of voters tend to be semi-retired due to the young people being TOO BUSY WORKING. And yes, Inception is JUST as good as stuff like True Grit, The Social Network, and The King's Speech. And considering the fact that Nolan started out making stuff like those three films (Memento, The Following, Insomnia) and yet STILL got snubbed (probably because he was also young) it just PISSES ME OFF. And don't expect The Social Network to get THAT much recognition either considering its subject matter

What happened to best non-american film? Or best foreign movie?

I feel snubbed that you didn't even mention that category.

Big surprise, everything is the same movies... Weird thing, I haven't heard of half of those...

so did anybody know Winter's Bone existed before it was nominated for best picture?

so I really REALLY want Black Swan to win Best Picture and Best Director
but The Social Network could very easily steel one or both of those awards

oh and I also would love to see How To Train Your Dragon beat Toy Story 3 for Best Animated Picture
so that means that pigs have to grow wings and hell has to freeze over in less than 3 months

I'm disappointed that Kick Ass didn't get anything not even a nod for best adapted screenplay
or best supporting actress
seriously how awesome would it have been to see Hit Girl get an Oscar

mikespoff:
As the article said, Christopher Nolan was an odd omission, particularly when his brilliant creation made the Best Picture category - and the brilliance of the film was largely down to direction. There were some solid performances all round, but it was Nolan who pulled it all together into a great film.

that was a surprising turn that Inception got nominated for Best Picture and not Best Director
I thought Inception was far too shallow to be nominated for best picture (but then I remembered Avatar) but the directing was brilliant
I'm sort of going off on a tangent here but there's one thing about Inception that totally took me out of the experience and ultimately downgraded the whole movie form great to okay for me.

but it's all kinda moot because both categories are pretty much a 2 horse race between Black Swan and The Social Network

I'm just glad that Best Pictures nominees are what they are because after the Golden Globes I honestly thought some random shit like The Tourist or The Expendables would be nominated.

>Sigh<

once again Thiosk is snubbed for "Best Actor in a Sex-Tape that Exists Only in His Mind Featuring That One Red-head from Mythbusters"

Maybe next year Thiosk,
Maybe next year.

PS: I saw inception, and it was good

Nolan not getting nominated for Best Director is kinda annoying, but Tron getting snubbed for Best Score is more disappointing. Though I would've still wanted Social Network to win that :D.

I'm also hoping James Franco wins Best Actor, but I know that's not gonna happen. Bale will most likely win Best Supporting Actor. Hoping Social Network gets Best Picture with David Fincher also getting Best Director, but not too sure if that will happen.

If David Fincher doesn't win, then the Academy will have lost all credibility.

Aiddon:
Nolan keeps getting snubbed time and time again. He's gotten commendations from the Director's Guild THREE TIMES and NEVER gotten a Best Director nomination. It's probably because his films are never pretentious enough for the Academy voters. Hell, The King's Speech reeks of Oscar bait because it's everything those old farts LOOOOOOOOOVE.

His films are usually the equivalent of Spielberg's, so I'm sure his time for recognition will come. In the mean-time his financiers are laughing all the way to the bank ;)

Since Aronofsky, Fincher and the Coen brothers are there I can not really complain.

And naturally, the most pretentious and least watchable films will take most of the awards.

The Oscars kinda suck.

Matt_LRR:

Elizabeth Grunewald:
They Nominated Who for a What Now? Examining the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected their nominees. Let the betting begin!

Read Full Article

That TRON Legacy didn't get a nomination for effects or music is a bloody travesty. Seriously.

The visual effects nominations are a fricking joke this year.

-m

Thank you! I was just about to set off on a big bloody rant about how they were robbed for those very categories. It was my favorite damn movie from last year. It deserves better.

Daft Punk ;(

Whatever your opinions of Tron, they deserved credit. As did the effects guys.

As for Nolan: whilst it's criminal he was overlooked again, I'm expecting Dark Knight Rises will win everything next year. Only fair, surely?

 

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