On February 26th, the 84th annual Academy Award show will commence and 2011's best movies and performances will be highlighted. Which will instinctively lead to many people calling out various snubs, and undeserving winners.
Here's a list of the major category nominees, and here's a full category list:
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Demian Bichir - A Better Life
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Best Achievement in Directing
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
I'm really behind viewing most of the films on the "best motion picture" list, only seeing two of them so far - Moneyball and The Help. Twitter has blown up with reactions to the list; many naysayers and people calling for snubs.
No Tintin for Best Animated Feature. That's shocking. And not in the Best Picture nomination as well. Kind of a fail by the academy for me.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: 5 nominations, but not Best Picture. I guess the Academy hates violent dark chilly somber films?
I saw some really good movies last year, and with the exception of Midnight in Paris, none of them are included in this Best Picture list.
So "Extremely Loud" which was reasonably well panned, gets nominated for best picture. I'm guessing it was a weak year in the theaters.
In other movie opinions, I saw The Artist this weekend. It was a charming novelty, but I expected more from a best picture winner.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is nominated for Best Picture isn't that a FUNNY JOKE?!
While there's always negativity surrounding subjective award giving, there's always plenty of positive mojo as well. 'Man or Muppet' is one of the two nominees for "Best Achievement in Music, Original Song". It's one of the leading individual Oscar trends since the list was revealed. With most celebrating the nomination. Here's the song, if you haven't heard it yet.
Man or Muppet needs to freaking WIN because duh? It's Jim Parsons and Jason Segel!
Man or Muppet was amazing and definitely deserves the nomination it got. It also shows that the Muppets aren't completely obsolete.
Man or Muppet was nommed for Best Original Song. That was the only one I really cared about.