The Oscar nominations were announced today if you haven’t heard already. And while I picked ten last night, eight of my 10 were picked but only nine movies were nominated.
The big surprise was the inclusion of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and while I loved the book and appreciated the movie, I wasn’t quite sure if it was Oscar worthy. Obviously, The Academy proved me wrong. Tree of Life on the other hand is sitting on my coffee table, waiting for me to pop it into my DVD player. Not going to lie, I’m a bit nervous, but I’m prepared to bite the bullet and go on this supposed acid-trip-like movie and see what it’s all about.
My Reactions to the Oscar Nominations ::
Bridesmaids should have been the 10th film nominated for Best Picture to round out the category.
I hope Jean Dujardin win’s Best Actor for The Artist. He made us laugh and cry all without saying a word.
Today is the day Jonah Hill was nominated for an Oscar, and props to him. It was nice seeing the other side of this funny man in Moneyball.
Kenneth Branagh will probably win Best Supporting Actor.
The contest between Viola Davis in The Help and Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady is quite exciting. My initial thoughts lean in Streep’s favor for Iron Lady, but I kind of want Davis to steal it from her…although Glen Close might just take it herself for Albert Nobs. I still don’t quite understand why Rooney Mara was nominated, perhaps for the transformation, and Michelle Williams shouldn’t win but I’m glad she’s in the race for Best Actress.
Martin Scorsese should win Best Director for Hugo.
Best Original Screenplay is a contest between Bridesmaids, The Artist, and A Separation in my opinion. I’m partial to Bridesmaids in this category.
For Best Supporting Actress I pick either Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids or Octavia Spencer from The Help.
I was surprised to see Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots nominated and The Adventures of Tintin snubbed. I predict though that it will go to Rango or Chico and Rita.
Glad to see Harry Potter nominated for Visual Effects, Makeup (Snape and Voldermort anyone?) and Art Direction.
Super 8 should have been nominated for Best Original Score; great pieces of work from Abrams’ Michael Giacchino. He won two years ago for Up.
A lot of folks have been protesting the snub of Drive on the interwebs today. It’s already queued up in my Netflix account, so when it’s released on DVD at the end of the month, I’ll see what all the rage is about.
33 Days Until The Academy Awards :: February 26th on ABC :: See The Full Nominations List Here