Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oscar Nomination Snubs and Surprises

The Oscar nominations are out! Hugo led the pack with The Artist close behind with 10 nods. War Horse and Moneyball each had six. The Descendants and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo each got five. Four nominations each for Midnight in Paris and The Help while The Tree of Life, Albert Nobbs, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 each got three nods. Dual nominees included Bridesmaids, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Iron Lady, A Separation, and My Week With Marilyn.

The Snubs

No Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for Best Picture (all those British actors and no nomination?...guess this series does not get the ending sendoff the Lord of the Ring trilogy enjoyed)

No The Adventures of Tintin for Best Animated Picture (a fantastic film)

No Albert Brooks (Drive) for Best Supporting Actor (Drive did get one nod for Best Sound Editing)

No The Tree of Life for Best Editing (usually the longest films get the nomination)

Only two nominations for Best Song (a slow year for musicals…even animated ones)

No technical nominations for Super 8 or Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Welcome Surprises

Eleven nominations for Hugo

A Seperation for Best Original Screenplay

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for Best Picture

Kung Fu Panda 2 for Best Animated Picture

Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) for Best Supporting Actor

Demián Bichir (A Better Life) for Best Actor

Margin Call for Best Original Screenplay

My picks went very well except for the documentary, animated feature, and sound mixing categories.

See the full nomination list here.

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