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Lincoln leads the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards; directors Affleck, Tarantino, and Bigelow snubbed

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The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced today, with a few notable snubs.  We expected movies like LINCOLN, LES MISERABLES, ARGO, and ZERO DARK THIRTY to take a lot of nominations, but to leave out the directors for some of those is kind of crazy.  Kathryn Bigelow has been winning directing awards right and left, and Ben Affleck has been praised as the second coming for his work in ARGO, but both were left off the list for their work in both of those films.  Also left off was Tarantino, which leaves me wondering if the controversy over the film hurt his chances.

I'm one of those "f*ck the Oscars" guys anyway, but I'd be lying if I said I don't like to see how it all turns out.  So, let's get on with the nominations, shall we?

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards:

Best Picture
AMOUR (Sony Pictures Classics), Nominees To Be Determined
ARGO (Warner Bros.), Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Fox Searchlight), Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
DJANGO UNCHAINED (The Weinstein Company), Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
LES MISERABLES (Universal), Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
LIFE OF PI (20th Century Fox), Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
LINCOLN (DreamWorks), Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company), Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
ZERO DARK THIRTY (Sony), Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Directing
Michael Haneke - AMOUR
Benh Zeitlin - BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Ang Lee - LIFE OF PI
Steven Spielberg - LINCOLN
David O. Russell - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Daniel Day-Lewis - LINCOLN
Hugh Jackman - LES MISERABLES
Joaquin Phoenix - THE MASTER
Denzel Washington - FLIGHT


Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain - ZERO DARK THIRTY
Jennifer Lawrence - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Emmanuelle Riva - AMOUR
Quvenzhané Wallis - BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Naomi Watts - THE IMPOSSIBLE

Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin - ARGO
Robert De Niro - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Philip Seymour Hoffman - THE MASTER
Tommy Lee Jones - LINCOLN
Christoph Waltz - DJANGO UNCHAINED

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams - THE MASTER
Sally Field - LINCOLN
Anne Hathaway - LES MISERABLES
Helen Hunt - THE SESSIONS
Jacki Weaver - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK


Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
ARGO, Written by Chris Terrio
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, Written by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
LIFE OF PIi, Written by David Magee
LINCOLN, Written by Tony Kushner
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, Written by David O. Russell

Writing (Original Screenplay)
AMOUR, Written by Michael Haneke
DJANGO UNCHAINED, Written by Quentin Tarantino
FLIGHT, Written by John Gatins
MOONRISE KINGDOM, Written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
ZERO DARK THIRTY, Written by Mark Boal

Foreign Language Film
AMOUR (Sony Pictures Classics), Austria
KON-TIKI (The Weinstein Company), Norway
NO (Sony Pictures Classics), Chile
A ROYAL AFFAIR (Magnolia Pictures), Denmark
WAR WITCH (Tribeca Film), Canada

Animated Feature Film
BRAVE (Disney•Pixar), Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
FRANKENWEENIE (Walt Disney Pictures), Tim Burton
PARANORMAN (Focus Features), Sam Fell and Chris Butler
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS (Sony), Peter Lord
WRECK-IT RALPH (Walt Disney Pictures), Rich Moore

Art Direction
ANNA KARENINA, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
LES MISERABLES, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
LIFE OF PIi, Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
LINCOLN, Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Cinematography
Seamus McGarvey - ANNA KARENINA
Robert Richardson - DJANGO UNCHAINED
Claudio Miranda - LIFE OF PI
Janusz Kaminski - LINCOLN
Roger Deakins - SKYFALL

Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran - ANNA KARENINA
Paco Delgado - LES MISERABLES
Joanna Johnston - LINCOLN
Eiko Ishioka - MIRROR MIRROR
Colleen Atwood - SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

Film Editing
William Goldenberg - ARGO
Tim Squyres - LIFE OF PI
Michael Kahn - LINCOLN
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers - SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg - ZERO DARK THIRTY

Documentary (Feature)
5 BROKEN CAMERAS (Kino Lorber), Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
THE GATEKEEPERS (Sony Pictures Classics), Nominees to be determined
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (Sundance Selects), Nominees to be determined
THE INVISIBLE WAR (Docurama Films), Nominees to be determined
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (Sony Pictures Classics), Nominees to be determined

Makeup
HITCHCOCK, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
LES MISERABLES, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)
Dario Marianelli - ANNA KARENINA
Alexandre Desplat - ARGO
Mychael Danna - LIFE OF PI
John Williams - LINCOLN
Thomas Newman - SKYFALL

Music (Original Song)
"Before My Time" from CHASING ICE, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from TED, Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from LIFE OF PI, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
"Skyfall" from SKYFALL, Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
"Suddenly" from LES MISERABLES, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Sound Mixing
ARGO, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
LES MISERABLES, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
LIFE OF PIi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
LINCOLN, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
SKYFALL, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Sound Editing
ARGO, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
DJANGO UNCHAINED, Wylie Stateman
LIFE OF PI, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
SKYFALL, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
ZERO DARK THIRTY, Paul N.J. Ottosson

Visual Effects
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
LIFE OF PI, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
PROMETHEUS, Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Documentary (Short Subject)
INOCENTE, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
KINGS POINT, Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
MONDAYS AT RACINE, Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
OPEN HEART, Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
REDEMPTION, Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill

Short Film (Animated)
ADAM AND DOG, Minkyu Lee
FRESH GUACAMOLE, PES
HEAD OVER HEELS, Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
MAGGIE SIMPSON IN "THE LONGEST DAYCARE", David Silverman
PAPERMAN, John Kahrs

Short Film (Live Action)
ASAD, Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
BUZKASHI BOYS, Sam French and Ariel Nasr
CURFEW, Shawn Christensen
DEATHS OF A SHADOW (Dood van een Schaduw), Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
HENRY, Yan England

Extra Tidbit: All right, folks, let's hear your snubs...
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12:40AM on 02/25/2013

Correction

Glad ya'll corrected the cinematography mistake. Beforehand (upon original posting), Janusz Kaminski was listed under both Lincoln AND Skyfall. The correction gives me more faith in the site :).
Glad ya'll corrected the cinematography mistake. Beforehand (upon original posting), Janusz Kaminski was listed under both Lincoln AND Skyfall. The correction gives me more faith in the site :).
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11:31PM on 02/24/2013

Correction

Glad ya'll corrected the cinematography mistake. Beforehand (upon original posting), Janusz Kaminski was listed under both Lincoln AND Skyfall. The correction gives me more faith in the site :).
Glad ya'll corrected the cinematography mistake. Beforehand (upon original posting), Janusz Kaminski was listed under both Lincoln AND Skyfall. The correction gives me more faith in the site :).
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11:24PM on 02/24/2013

Correction

Glad ya'll corrected the cinematography mistake. Beforehand (upon original posting), Janusz Kaminski was listed under both Lincoln AND Skyfall. The correction gives me more faith in the site :).
Glad ya'll corrected the cinematography mistake. Beforehand (upon original posting), Janusz Kaminski was listed under both Lincoln AND Skyfall. The correction gives me more faith in the site :).
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1:19PM on 01/11/2013
sorry not impressed & never heard of this amour movie but ya Affleck, QT & Bigelow got screwed & not much love for TDKR. Oscars are boring anyways.
sorry not impressed & never heard of this amour movie but ya Affleck, QT & Bigelow got screwed & not much love for TDKR. Oscars are boring anyways.
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6:08AM on 01/11/2013
of course they couldn't nominate a straight up action movie as the tenth entry for best picture. Action movies nominated for Oscars? We can't have that now can we? Skyfall, TDKR had amazing cinematography, music, acting but who cares, they're just "action movies"
god damn is the academy pathetic
of course they couldn't nominate a straight up action movie as the tenth entry for best picture. Action movies nominated for Oscars? We can't have that now can we? Skyfall, TDKR had amazing cinematography, music, acting but who cares, they're just "action movies"
god damn is the academy pathetic
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11:27AM on 01/12/2013
Because there's no action at all in Django Unchained.
Because there's no action at all in Django Unchained.
8:10PM on 01/12/2013
I knew someone would point it out... It's not what you would consider an action movie first though, is it? Sure it has way more violence, than your typical western (southern), say the also nominated True Grit, but you wouldn't call it a modern action franchise starter. What I'm getting at is that it's a typical "action" movie that the Academy feels comfortable nominating, it still possesses characteristics of "their type of movie" and it's dominated by them - period piece, a theme of racism. I
I knew someone would point it out... It's not what you would consider an action movie first though, is it? Sure it has way more violence, than your typical western (southern), say the also nominated True Grit, but you wouldn't call it a modern action franchise starter. What I'm getting at is that it's a typical "action" movie that the Academy feels comfortable nominating, it still possesses characteristics of "their type of movie" and it's dominated by them - period piece, a theme of racism. I still give kudos to them for nominating it but I think that leaving the list of nominated movies at 9 and not add something else is a slap to the face to all the great genre filmmakers of last year. A slap that we've gotten used to sadly.
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1:04AM on 01/11/2013
At this point, I feel like Lincoln is pretty much going to do a near or full sweep. Voters are lazy and many don't take the time to sit down with more obscure films like Amour or Beasts. Odds are they've already seen Lincoln anyway and thought it was pretty good, so they'll just vote for it and move on. That's how Crash won.
At this point, I feel like Lincoln is pretty much going to do a near or full sweep. Voters are lazy and many don't take the time to sit down with more obscure films like Amour or Beasts. Odds are they've already seen Lincoln anyway and thought it was pretty good, so they'll just vote for it and move on. That's how Crash won.
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11:17PM on 01/10/2013
I am amazed Katherine Bigelow wasn't nominated. Until this morning I was sure not only would she be nominated, but she'd win. "Zero Dark Thirty" is incredible. It's been a great year for movies, so obviously there will be snubs. My snubs would be Affleck for Director, Bigelow for Director, Hooper for Director, Quentin for Director. No love for "Looper" or "The Dark Knight Rises". "The Master" was majorly snubbed and I wish Leo would've gotten a nom for "Django".
I am amazed Katherine Bigelow wasn't nominated. Until this morning I was sure not only would she be nominated, but she'd win. "Zero Dark Thirty" is incredible. It's been a great year for movies, so obviously there will be snubs. My snubs would be Affleck for Director, Bigelow for Director, Hooper for Director, Quentin for Director. No love for "Looper" or "The Dark Knight Rises". "The Master" was majorly snubbed and I wish Leo would've gotten a nom for "Django".
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10:09PM on 01/10/2013

The Grey

If you haven't listed to "Into the Fray" from the OST, you are missing out my friends.
If you haven't listed to "Into the Fray" from the OST, you are missing out my friends.
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8:50PM on 01/10/2013
This lineup kinda sucks...I'm a little disappointed. Affleck shoulda got a director nod, Skyfall shoulda got a nod for best picture, Bardem Shoulda got a nod for Skyfall. I've seen all the best picture nods except for Zero Dark Thirty and Amour, and I can honestly say (in my opinion) that the only flicks worth a nod on that list are Lincoln, Django, and Argo. Dosen't surprise me though. I always end up disappointed in the oscars....
This lineup kinda sucks...I'm a little disappointed. Affleck shoulda got a director nod, Skyfall shoulda got a nod for best picture, Bardem Shoulda got a nod for Skyfall. I've seen all the best picture nods except for Zero Dark Thirty and Amour, and I can honestly say (in my opinion) that the only flicks worth a nod on that list are Lincoln, Django, and Argo. Dosen't surprise me though. I always end up disappointed in the oscars....
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8:34PM on 01/10/2013
how the FUCK does a foreign film get nom for BEST PICTURE?? I'm watching it, and It's not even close to the same caliber as all the other films. Horseshit, yo. HORSE SHIT.
how the FUCK does a foreign film get nom for BEST PICTURE?? I'm watching it, and It's not even close to the same caliber as all the other films. Horseshit, yo. HORSE SHIT.
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7:44PM on 01/10/2013
I'm kinda disappointed. Ben Affleck got snubbed for a Best Director Nom. I thought the score for The Grey should have gotten a Nom. Javier Bardem should have gotten a nom for is performance in Skyfall. Same with Judi Dench. What about the Dark Knight Rises?? it should have at least gotten some technical Noms.
I'm kinda disappointed. Ben Affleck got snubbed for a Best Director Nom. I thought the score for The Grey should have gotten a Nom. Javier Bardem should have gotten a nom for is performance in Skyfall. Same with Judi Dench. What about the Dark Knight Rises?? it should have at least gotten some technical Noms.
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7:15PM on 01/10/2013
I'm glad Naomi Watts was nominated for "The Impossible". I just saw that last night, and she really put in a great performance. I'm a little disappointed that The Dark Knight Rises received zero nominations, not even for sound design and mixing or visual effects (Snow White and the Huntsman getting nominated in that category is a bit of a puzzler). Affleck definitely got snubbed for a Best Director nomination. I would have liked Rise of the Guardians to have been nominated for Best Animated
I'm glad Naomi Watts was nominated for "The Impossible". I just saw that last night, and she really put in a great performance. I'm a little disappointed that The Dark Knight Rises received zero nominations, not even for sound design and mixing or visual effects (Snow White and the Huntsman getting nominated in that category is a bit of a puzzler). Affleck definitely got snubbed for a Best Director nomination. I would have liked Rise of the Guardians to have been nominated for Best Animated Feature, and for "Still Dream" to get a Best Original Song nod, but I'm really happy that ParaNorman got recognised by the Academy.
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6:40PM on 01/10/2013

Yawn...

What? Uh, oh sorry, I fell asleep while reading the Best picture noms...
What? Uh, oh sorry, I fell asleep while reading the Best picture noms...
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6:19PM on 01/10/2013
Never thought i'd say this but, Ben Affleck was robbed of a best director nom! Regarding Tarantino, I'm sure he'd appreciate the nom for best director, however, during his latest Stern interview he told Howard that he was most upset about losing original screenplay for Basterds. So, I think he is most interested in winning original screenplay. The greatest thing is that the little girl from Beasts of the Southern Wild got a nom, brilliant!

Also, The Dark Knight Rises deserved at least an
Never thought i'd say this but, Ben Affleck was robbed of a best director nom! Regarding Tarantino, I'm sure he'd appreciate the nom for best director, however, during his latest Stern interview he told Howard that he was most upset about losing original screenplay for Basterds. So, I think he is most interested in winning original screenplay. The greatest thing is that the little girl from Beasts of the Southern Wild got a nom, brilliant!

Also, The Dark Knight Rises deserved at least an original score nom. Bane's theme is amazing.
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6:14PM on 01/10/2013

now I remember why I quit watching these

Then I saw it, I saw a mom who would die for her son, a man who would kill for his wife, a boy, angry & alone, laid out in front of him the bad path. I saw it & the path was a circle, round & round. So I changed it.
Then I saw it, I saw a mom who would die for her son, a man who would kill for his wife, a boy, angry & alone, laid out in front of him the bad path. I saw it & the path was a circle, round & round. So I changed it.
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6:23PM on 01/10/2013
ah, Looper.
ah, Looper.
6:47PM on 01/10/2013
Wait, so Bruce Willis went back in time to change the future. But in trying to to so, insures that the future will happen. Woah, didnt see that coming
Wait, so Bruce Willis went back in time to change the future. But in trying to to so, insures that the future will happen. Woah, didnt see that coming
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6:10PM on 01/10/2013

What gives?

The Grey.
The Grey.
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5:04PM on 01/10/2013

Skyfall, anyone?

I have no idea where this is going...
I have no idea where this is going...
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4:52PM on 01/10/2013

Dreamworks Animation cheated

Pirates Band of Misfits?! Frankenweenie?! Where the F%#@ is Rise of the Guardians?! This is absurd. At least live -action Dreamworks will get its due. Lincoln is gonna sweep.
Pirates Band of Misfits?! Frankenweenie?! Where the F%#@ is Rise of the Guardians?! This is absurd. At least live -action Dreamworks will get its due. Lincoln is gonna sweep.
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4:43PM on 01/10/2013

usual snooze fest

Jamie foxx for django. shoulda happened!!!
Jamie foxx for django. shoulda happened!!!
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4:25PM on 01/10/2013
Disappointed in the snubs of The Hobbit for Original Score by Howard Shore or Best Song for Neil Finn. Such a great soundtrack that deserves recognition.
Disappointed in the snubs of The Hobbit for Original Score by Howard Shore or Best Song for Neil Finn. Such a great soundtrack that deserves recognition.
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3:39PM on 01/10/2013

No Affleck?!?!?!

Was a good list until I saw Affleck missing for "Argo". I can deal with no nods for "The Dark Knight Rises" but no nomination for Affleck! All I got say to the Academy is......
Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!!!!!!
Was a good list until I saw Affleck missing for "Argo". I can deal with no nods for "The Dark Knight Rises" but no nomination for Affleck! All I got say to the Academy is......
Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!!!!!!
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3:38PM on 01/10/2013

No Affleck?!?!?!

Was a good list until I saw Affleck missing for "Argo". I can deal with no nods for "The Dark Knight Rises" but no nomination for Affleck! All I got say to the Academy is......
Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!!!!!!
Was a good list until I saw Affleck missing for "Argo". I can deal with no nods for "The Dark Knight Rises" but no nomination for Affleck! All I got say to the Academy is......
Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!!!!!!
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3:17PM on 01/10/2013
Academy, Alan Arkin in Argo is not better than Sam Jackson and Leo DiCaprio in Django Unchained. The former notion is ridiculous. Well done, asswipes.
Academy, Alan Arkin in Argo is not better than Sam Jackson and Leo DiCaprio in Django Unchained. The former notion is ridiculous. Well done, asswipes.
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2:49PM on 01/10/2013
Shocked that Joaquin got the nod when he basically gave the finger to the Academy in that interview.
Shocked that Joaquin got the nod when he basically gave the finger to the Academy in that interview.
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5:21PM on 01/10/2013
Never underestimate the Academy's desire to win people over with flattery.
Never underestimate the Academy's desire to win people over with flattery.
2:36PM on 01/10/2013

Arkin? Again?

Nice to see Skyfall get the noms it deserves; was hoping they could squeeze it in for Best Picture, but I figured it wouldn't happen. Was also hoping for something for TDKR as an "overall" award for the trilogy, but nevermind.

Still can't believe Arkin got in over Jackson or DiCaprio, though. I'm convinced the only reason he's getting all these nominations is for the "Argo fuck yourself" line. I like Alan Arkin, but for fuck's sake...
Nice to see Skyfall get the noms it deserves; was hoping they could squeeze it in for Best Picture, but I figured it wouldn't happen. Was also hoping for something for TDKR as an "overall" award for the trilogy, but nevermind.

Still can't believe Arkin got in over Jackson or DiCaprio, though. I'm convinced the only reason he's getting all these nominations is for the "Argo fuck yourself" line. I like Alan Arkin, but for fuck's sake...
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2:36PM on 01/10/2013
I think DiCaprio is being slightly overrated by, well, everyone. I found his accent to be pretty terribly forced and a lot of his delivery was lacking compared to his past performances. One absolutely incredible scene with a novel behind the scenes story does not an Oscar make. Here's hoping that Gatsby is amazing and can get him nods and awards aplenty. My own confusion comes more from the Bigelow snub... I haven't seen the film yet but I'm shocked that she didn't get the nod and that sort of
I think DiCaprio is being slightly overrated by, well, everyone. I found his accent to be pretty terribly forced and a lot of his delivery was lacking compared to his past performances. One absolutely incredible scene with a novel behind the scenes story does not an Oscar make. Here's hoping that Gatsby is amazing and can get him nods and awards aplenty. My own confusion comes more from the Bigelow snub... I haven't seen the film yet but I'm shocked that she didn't get the nod and that sort of puts my ZDT prediction for best picture into question. Also confused by the Argo love... thought it was engaging and entertaining but I wouldn't even rank it as Affleck's best or even second best (I like The Town AND Gone Baby Gone better). Still surprised he didn't get the nod though, considering it's nominated in all the big ones except that. Joaquin Phoenix should be a lock for The Master (not my "favorite" film of the year but definitely the "best" I've seen) but it's probably going to go elsewhere. Happy for SLP as it is a personal favorite.
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5:24PM on 01/10/2013
Sam Jackson outdid him, but his role was pretty ballsy and not at all like anything I've ever seen him do before, which the Academy usually loves. I think they just didn't want to give it for such a contemptible and racist character.
Sam Jackson outdid him, but his role was pretty ballsy and not at all like anything I've ever seen him do before, which the Academy usually loves. I think they just didn't want to give it for such a contemptible and racist character.
12:55AM on 01/11/2013
I actually agree. DiCaprio was okay but I found his portrayal to be inconsistent. Waltz, on the other hand, was very good.
I actually agree. DiCaprio was okay but I found his portrayal to be inconsistent. Waltz, on the other hand, was very good.
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2:31PM on 01/10/2013
About what I expected. Typical Academy nominations. There are a number of movies I loved in these noms and I can't think of any snubs off the top of my head, but also a number of movies I haven't seen and had no interest in. Silver Linings was really that good huh? Still haven't seen it, wasn't interested in it really, but I guess I have a reason to check it out now.
About what I expected. Typical Academy nominations. There are a number of movies I loved in these noms and I can't think of any snubs off the top of my head, but also a number of movies I haven't seen and had no interest in. Silver Linings was really that good huh? Still haven't seen it, wasn't interested in it really, but I guess I have a reason to check it out now.
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2:25PM on 01/10/2013

Spielberg's year

This is going to be yet another predictable Academy Awards - Lincoln will most likely win the biggest awards (Best Picture, director, actor) Yawn...
This is going to be yet another predictable Academy Awards - Lincoln will most likely win the biggest awards (Best Picture, director, actor) Yawn...
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2:11PM on 01/10/2013

Despite the snubs...

Pretty open year, which is refreshing. There's no lock for Best Picture or Director yet (maybe Lincoln has a slight edge ?). I can Imagine Lincoln, Argo, BOTSW, Silver LInings Playbook or Zero Dark Thirty taking the cake. Might be the year for an upset - I know I can get behind Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Acting categories are pretty much locked, though ? Day-Lewis, Chastain or Lawrence, Jones and Hathaway ?
Fingers crossed for Django in Screenplay and also, glad to see ParaNorman in the
Pretty open year, which is refreshing. There's no lock for Best Picture or Director yet (maybe Lincoln has a slight edge ?). I can Imagine Lincoln, Argo, BOTSW, Silver LInings Playbook or Zero Dark Thirty taking the cake. Might be the year for an upset - I know I can get behind Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Acting categories are pretty much locked, though ? Day-Lewis, Chastain or Lawrence, Jones and Hathaway ?
Fingers crossed for Django in Screenplay and also, glad to see ParaNorman in the MIX !!!
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1:57PM on 01/10/2013

Lincoln is gonna sweep because Hollywood wants to show just how not racist they are after Django Unchained hit big.

Wes Anderson & Moonrise Kingdom got snubbed for Director & Picture & Score.
The Hobbit got snubbed for Sound Design & Mixing, also for Score.
Samuel L. Jackson got snubbed for Django Unchained. (Christoph was great in it, but he was better)
Russel Crowe got snubbed for Les Mis, he was more compelling to me than either Hugh Jackman or Anne Hathaway (not a stab at them, they brought the house down)
The Dark Knight Rises should have gotten a nod for Cinematography, Production Design, Score,
Wes Anderson & Moonrise Kingdom got snubbed for Director & Picture & Score.
The Hobbit got snubbed for Sound Design & Mixing, also for Score.
Samuel L. Jackson got snubbed for Django Unchained. (Christoph was great in it, but he was better)
Russel Crowe got snubbed for Les Mis, he was more compelling to me than either Hugh Jackman or Anne Hathaway (not a stab at them, they brought the house down)
The Dark Knight Rises should have gotten a nod for Cinematography, Production Design, Score, and Sound Design & Mix.
And the obvious ones (QT, Affleck, BIgelow).
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1:51PM on 01/10/2013

Not Snubbed

Films and people not snubbed this year
Samuel L Jackson (Django Unchained) great actor, great performance, but its not your year
Marion Collitard (Rust and Bones) i've never even heard of this film before people were saying she got snubbed. I guess its just one of those times where they really werent trying for the award
Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) seriously, between his face covered the whole time and the voice over, he didnt do much acting. It wasnt terrible but still nothing
Films and people not snubbed this year
Samuel L Jackson (Django Unchained) great actor, great performance, but its not your year
Marion Collitard (Rust and Bones) i've never even heard of this film before people were saying she got snubbed. I guess its just one of those times where they really werent trying for the award
Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) seriously, between his face covered the whole time and the voice over, he didnt do much acting. It wasnt terrible but still nothing special
Looper (best screenplay) it was incredibly predictable and the ending was uninspired. An alright action movie that could go for some technical awards (if this year didnt already have stiff competition) but still nothing special
The Dark Knight Rises (Best picture, best director) riddled with loop holes really hurt this movie. It was visually stunning and a technical achievement but a serious step down from Nolans last few films
Skyfall (Best picture) it was a long shot anyway. Great film but i wasnt getting my hopes up
Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) he was snubbed for "Killer Joe" not Magic Mike

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1:58PM on 01/10/2013
wat r these loop holes in Dark knight rises u mention?
wat r these loop holes in Dark knight rises u mention?
2:05PM on 01/10/2013
too many to list here
too many to list here
2:10PM on 01/10/2013
listing 10 shouldnt be that hard or too long
u say its one of the main reasons that hurt the movie was cause its "riddled" loop holes.

so im curious what a few of these loop holes are, since they are riddled in the movie

i cant think of any really, besides the fact that he could have just rebuilt the sonar mapping device from TDK and found bane and the bomb that way. or that they spent much time waiting for Talia to die ainstead of flying the bomb out of gotham.
but these are small
listing 10 shouldnt be that hard or too long
u say its one of the main reasons that hurt the movie was cause its "riddled" loop holes.

so im curious what a few of these loop holes are, since they are riddled in the movie

i cant think of any really, besides the fact that he could have just rebuilt the sonar mapping device from TDK and found bane and the bomb that way. or that they spent much time waiting for Talia to die ainstead of flying the bomb out of gotham.
but these are small in terms of hurting the movie

2:13PM on 01/10/2013
I will agree with you on Looper (vastly overrated). But c'mon Sam Jackson? "Not your year" is exactly what classifies as a 'snub'.
I will agree with you on Looper (vastly overrated). But c'mon Sam Jackson? "Not your year" is exactly what classifies as a 'snub'.
2:26PM on 01/10/2013
I couldn't disagree more on Looper.
I couldn't disagree more on Looper.
2:31PM on 01/10/2013
wats great about looper is based on a few teasers, i thought it might be a movie where JGL and bruce willis will team up (after a rocky first meeting) to save their lives, so they didnt have to close their loop. i thought it would be the motivation for BOTH charaacters

man was i wrong about that
plus the super villian/hero twist was a surprise

though i dont know if Looper is Oscar worthy in my book

i guess those reasons for the Dark knight rises not being a contender for any nom are
wats great about looper is based on a few teasers, i thought it might be a movie where JGL and bruce willis will team up (after a rocky first meeting) to save their lives, so they didnt have to close their loop. i thought it would be the motivation for BOTH charaacters

man was i wrong about that
plus the super villian/hero twist was a surprise

though i dont know if Looper is Oscar worthy in my book

i guess those reasons for the Dark knight rises not being a contender for any nom are imaginary
5:00PM on 01/10/2013
I say not Sam Jackson's year because he's got a ton of other stuff better than his Django role, and there are too many people worthy of that category. He was great in it, i'm not doubting that, i just think this isnt the year he should get nominated for. He really needs a role that people look at him and say "WOW" like he did in Pulp Fiction. He really didnt wow me in Django. Leonardo DiCaprio did, and was totally snubbed. But i dont think its a crime that Jackson was passed
I say not Sam Jackson's year because he's got a ton of other stuff better than his Django role, and there are too many people worthy of that category. He was great in it, i'm not doubting that, i just think this isnt the year he should get nominated for. He really needs a role that people look at him and say "WOW" like he did in Pulp Fiction. He really didnt wow me in Django. Leonardo DiCaprio did, and was totally snubbed. But i dont think its a crime that Jackson was passed over.


-----DARK KNIGHT RISES SPOILERS!!!-----

As for you asking for the loop holes...
1. CIA doesnt operate like that (that whole scene is just plot hole after plot hole)
2. Thats not how a stock market works. In the event of a terrorist attack, all stock trades are cancelled for the day (and you dont need finger prints for it)
3. If you were going to blow up Fox's armory, and force the chairman to arm the bomb at gunpoint. What was the point of taking over Wayne Enterprise?
4. Wouldnt it have been easier to steal nuclear weapons from some random county? Instead of investing billions of dollars, 6 years, and hundreds of workers just to turn the reactor into a bomb
5. If Bruce is so afraid of the reator. Why is it still in Gotham in the first place?
6. Bruce lost all the cartilage in his knees. He fixes it with a brace (that gives him super human strength?) now what about the cartilage in his shoulder, elbows and back that the doctor mentioned? Also never mentions why he's in bad shape his crumbled body never serves a purpose in the story (i'll get to his hole-training thing)
7. The police commissioner was attacked and hospitalized by an "Army" in the sewers? lets call his bluff and only send a few police to investigate
8. Gotham City population: 8million (about the size of new york) number of Police: 3000
9. No police in Gotham have guns
10. Police get out of the hole completely shaven and showing no signs of Vitamin D deficiency
11. Bruce Wayne breaks his back, a few push ups will fix that (call Havard, we have a medical miracle)
12. The safety rope to get out of the hole was tied around the waist. Anyone who has ever rock climbed knows that if you fall like that, your internal organs would be crushed by your own weight if you fell. Also, a great thing to happen for a guy who's back was just broken.
13. Why not just climb the safety rope out of the hole. If everyone is a prisoner except the rope guy (which i assume he is too) they could easily over power him and all climb out that way.
14. Batman doesn't use guns (except the ones on his motorcycle)
15. Batman is betrayed by Catwoman and left for dead. But still trusts her enough to be the first person he looks for when he needs help to save the city
16. I assume Bane has a ton of influence in the hole (being able to come and go as he wants and has people under his pay in there) why does no one tell Bane that Wayne escaped? (i also love the tv, its so out of place that Wayne actual breaks it, completely disconnecting him from whats going on on the other side of the world)
17. Bane mentions the Bomb will blow up in 5 months (its not an exact science) But 3 months later, Fox says it will blow up in 23 days (now it is an exact science) How does everyone know when exactly the bomb will go off to the second, if the timer is on the bomb (that no one can physically see). How is there a timer on it anyway. They explain that the bomb goes off when the core eats through the reactor. How do you time that?
18. Batman might wanna be careful dragging a prepped and ready nuclear bomb across the street and off buildings (but first make out with Catwoman for some reason)
19. Gotham citizens for some reason value 1000 criminals who are in prison no chance for parole (still have been tried and found guilty) over the lives of 3000 police officers and thousands of other people who are wealthy. They may be jerks of people, but that doesnt mean genocide them

The last one is not really a plot hole but still really annoyed me
20. Ras Al Ghul wanted to sneak attack Gotham, make it rip itself apart so it can be rebuilt greater and grander. Thats what the League of Shadows do. They hide in the shadows and force destruction for cleansing purposes. No one knows they exist and they opperate for what they see as the greater good of the world. They hate thieves and murderers. So Bane thinks that he will do justice to the League and fulfill the legacy of Ras Al Ghul by bringing the League into the main stage, freeing thousands of criminals, and completely destroying the city with little chance of salvation. Really? I get that Bane would want to destroy Gotham, but in the name of Ras Al Ghul and the League is just ridiculous. This movie completely ignores one of the main intellectual themes of Batman Begins in favor of a pseudo-political one of class warfare, that is never fully realized. In the comic book he is a war general mastermind that challenges Batman not only physically but mentally. Here he is just another glorified henchman, not even the mastermind. He is no better than a Bond villain who wants to blow up the world. This film's plot, intelligence, and character study is a serious step down from "The Dark Knight"



And in case you were wondering if i noticed the Batman getting to Gotham in a day plot hole. Thats not a plot hole. Fox says the bomb will blow in 23 days. In the very next scene Wayne escapes from the hole. Meaning he has at least 20 days to move undetected. Something he did pretty easily in Batman Begins. Thats plenty of time to get to gotham and set up his Bat-signal and Jet thing. If anything, i think he wasted time setting all this up, waiting until the last few hours to attack Bane. Good thing too, he is never told when the bomb will blow, how does he know how much time he has left.

(told you this would be long, and i would rather of written this to a Batman-related article)
5:28PM on 01/10/2013
thanks for the response,
1) we do not know what time restrictions those CIA agents were one or how long they could be in the said country for
2) the cops classify it as a hostage situation. a hostage situation does not classify as a terrorist attack and there is no threat to the public to classify it as such, fox states that since (its not a robbery, which they say in the movie) it will take months to void those transactions.
3) it was all about theatrics and throwing the cops off. they
thanks for the response,
1) we do not know what time restrictions those CIA agents were one or how long they could be in the said country for
2) the cops classify it as a hostage situation. a hostage situation does not classify as a terrorist attack and there is no threat to the public to classify it as such, fox states that since (its not a robbery, which they say in the movie) it will take months to void those transactions.
3) it was all about theatrics and throwing the cops off. they knew about the hostage situation in wayne enterprises before they got the bomb
4) ur assuming getting a nuclear bomb from another county would be easy. u got experience in this?
5) Who better than protect the reactor then batman himself?
6) comic magic :)
7) the second in command guy was told by the mayor he was next in line. they call Gordan a war hero and see his "army claim" as delusional shock. With Gordan in the hospital it was the second in commands job to asses wat he would do. so close to the chief of police position i doubt he would want to cause panic, prob thought what if gordans wrong
8) All 3,000 police from gotham and not other cities, suburbs
9) when do they not have guns?
10) police knew something was going down, blake was in contact. they prob shaved and did other things in preperations of escape and taking back the city
11) i don think he "breaks" his back. in the comics he breaks his back, but i dont think it was that severe of injury. more like dislocated and severly bruised
12) i had the same concern ( batman is the peak human specimen and we dont know if the first guy lived or died, bruce could have been the first to survive the fall)
13) no one can make that jump, it would be pointless for them to get rope if they couldnt make the jump
14) all bat vehicles were designed for military purpose, military vehicles usually have weapons
15) batman says he sees something in her, which he still thinks is there, he says her choices are only made cause she wants to escape the life of crime. betraying bruce was suppose to be her last criminal act after she got the new start device
16) gotham in is cut off from the world, wat communication could they possibly get to them, especially when they are in another country
17) they said it was about stability and that it takes time to calculate and it was an estimate. fox had plenty of time to figure out the calculations. he is the one who tells the cops about the time left
18) he didnt have a choice, he obviously tried to not let it drag.
19) cops dont get genocide, the public is assured they will be treated with food and supplies. gotham is a different place and world than the one we live in. the people are more desperate
20) bane and the league were going to sacrfise themselves to "save" gotham. it was their last mission and secretcy wasnt needed anymore since it was their last mission. Talia dedonates the bomb while she and bane are still in the city. they were ready to die and planning on dying which is why the secrecy wasnt needed

as for the batsignal. theres been plenty of time from batman begins for Batman to rig all of gotham with these theatric bat signals.

my biggest thing! hello its not like bruce cant design another sonar radar map kind bane on his own without catwomans help and possibly find the bombs witht eh sonar mapping radar. it can be rebuilt after all

Got anymore?
6:39PM on 01/10/2013
1. thats a major issue, alot of specifics i dont really want ot go into (look it up else where)
2, Hostage, robbery, riot, fire, doesnt matter. If the police are called and the building is evacuated. All transactions for the day are void. And its painfully obvious with a ton of evidence that suggest Wayne didnt do it. His money should be back in 2 business days
3. OK, theatrics. Still no reasons to give Daget control of Wayne enterprises. only the insiders of Wayne Enterprise know about this
1. thats a major issue, alot of specifics i dont really want ot go into (look it up else where)
2, Hostage, robbery, riot, fire, doesnt matter. If the police are called and the building is evacuated. All transactions for the day are void. And its painfully obvious with a ton of evidence that suggest Wayne didnt do it. His money should be back in 2 business days
3. OK, theatrics. Still no reasons to give Daget control of Wayne enterprises. only the insiders of Wayne Enterprise know about this deal. If the theatrics are for them. Why kill them all (done eventually)
4. I assume they can build an army of thousands and invest billions into a fake project for "enviromental" reasons. I assume they can take down a CIA plane and hold an entire city hostage. Stealing Nuclear weapons for Iran or Russia shouldnt be too hard for them.
5. Batman can still keep a watchful eye on it if it were under lock and key in the middle of the desert. Obviously keeping it in the city didnt work
6. Glad were on the same page with this one
7. OK, i recognize your political reasons for not listening to Gordon. Still an awkward situation for all parties though. _Number 7 i will consider void
8. I will Assume Greater Gotham is the size of New York City, and the war zone is Manhatten. NYC has 34000+ uniformed officers. If i were to estimate the number of Police officers in Manhatten based on the the population of that borough compared to all of NYC. The number would be over 6600 (thats a low estimate. Manhatten would have more due to its considerable tourist and business traffic). That means half the police force is in the sewers. A considerable chunk. But that still leaves over 3000 officers on the outside.
9. None had guns in the final show down. None of them have guns in the sewer (to fight their way out), None have guns at home to go and get before the final battle. Only that police chief had a hand gun. Police have riot gear and shotguns, all which would be mobilized when Bane blew up the stadium and then freed the prisoners. (Also Manhatten doesnt have a stadium or major prison on the island???)
10. So they shaved and took medicine (that they happen to have on them), ok. This one is a possibility but very unlikely. I still count it as a flaw, but im not gonna argue it.
11. The Doctor in the hole said he had dislocated 2 spinal discs. In layman's terms, thats a broken back. Still a serious injury that seems to have been glazed over for convenience.
12. If no one has ever survived the fall, whats the point of the safety rope anyway? Also, he is not the peak of physical health. He just suffered a serious back injury (broken or not, its serious) and im glad Bane let him keep his superhuman leg brace in the hole (his whole armor was stripped, its a hard thing not to notice)
13. Im talking about the safety rope. The one Bruce ties around himself to climb out. That rope is tied to the top of the hole, goes through a pulley to come down to the bottom to be anchored. All you have to do is tie a slipknot (incredibly easy to do, dont tell me they dont know how) to stop the rope from falling through the pulley (which would eliminated the safety rope if that happened anyway) and then use it to climb out. Like climbing a rope in gym class. These men have the strength to climb a considerable ways up the hole, im sure they have the strength to climb a rope. Or even tie a guy to the rope and everyone else pull him up.
14. That was kind of a half-assed flaw on my end. Still funny. Batman modifies all his equipment. I understand the pod would come with a gun attached, but Batman wouldve removed it. #14 stays
15. Still would not have trusted her. Since Batman was giving everything to Blake anyway, why not give him the Batpod. He trusts him and doesnt have to gamble on how he's gonna use it. Its not like telling the orphans to leave the city isnt a tough job that any other less qualified cop couldve done.
16. I see your point, but im sure Bane would want to know if Wayne was killed or killed himself. Not just leave him there. He must have set up some way to communicate with the hole. I mean Wayne had cable tv set up for him there. Why can't Bane set himself up with a satellite phone. (which im also surpised no one in the city had, it works differently than a cell phone)
17. OK, fox takes time to calculate that. Then who calculates that to put on the timer? Who tells Blake that? Who tells Batman (again, coming back to the city in the nik of time). Not Bane, if this plan took 6 years to complete, im sure he wouldve figured out the calculations by then.
18. im not pointing out Batmans mistake, but its not even seen as a concern. They shouldve done the whole "Angels and Demons" ending and flown straight up (fallout just as likely as being flown out to sea)
19. If Gotham is a different world, then show that. So far the only difference between Nolans Gotham and our society is that Gotham is safer. Yeah it may be a flawed political system but its nothing to riot over. If Bane wanted to show uneven classes, telling one to attack the other or else i'll blow everyone up is not the answer. And why do people do it this time. Its essentially what the Joker tried to prove with the 2 ferries in the last movie and people still dont cooperate. Infact, the prisoners in that movie were for the most part good guys. Banes logic is flawed, what is disguised as a political motive is just one of pure destruction. Joker at least wasnt hiding the fact that that is what he was going for, he even made an art out of it.
20. The League of Shadows is a really old group. They sacked Rome for god-sake. I wouldnt doubt The League still existed after Batman Begins. For a long time i assumed Ras Al Ghul was a title and not the name of a single man, thats how he can be immortal. For Bane to call himself the League of Shadows is pathetic. Like i said, its not a plot hole or flaw, just really annoying to watch. Its like a child trying to to daddy's work and completely messing it up.



Also, i completely forgot to mention this. How Blake knew Bruce Wayne was Batman was completely ridiculous. So is every person hiding being depressed Batman?
1:45PM on 01/10/2013

Bigelow and Affleck Nominated as Producers, they're spreading the love

They try to nominate all the worthy candidates in some category or another, but Affleck, Hooper, and Bigelow all deserve a nomination over O'Russell in directing category, at least they are all nominated for either best pic or best director, except for Hooper. But let's not feel bad, the guy did sweep the awards a few years ago.
They try to nominate all the worthy candidates in some category or another, but Affleck, Hooper, and Bigelow all deserve a nomination over O'Russell in directing category, at least they are all nominated for either best pic or best director, except for Hooper. But let's not feel bad, the guy did sweep the awards a few years ago.
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5:28PM on 01/10/2013
Why does everyone write David O'Russell? They didn't call the man David O'Selznick. Because it's not his name. Just wanting to point that out in general.
Why does everyone write David O'Russell? They didn't call the man David O'Selznick. Because it's not his name. Just wanting to point that out in general.
1:30PM on 01/10/2013

That's why we have the Golden Schmoes!

The Academy Awards is about as exciting as... Well it's not that exciting anymore. Too many snubs recently and people winning who shouldn't and terrible hosts that it takes away from what it used to be about which was interesting and fun.

Now though here we have the Golden Schmoes where Affleck, TDKR, Tom Hardy, Leo, QT, Anyone or anything involved in Looper is going to get nominated. Plus they award great T&A, so let's get excited about that. Lets be excited for it than any other award
The Academy Awards is about as exciting as... Well it's not that exciting anymore. Too many snubs recently and people winning who shouldn't and terrible hosts that it takes away from what it used to be about which was interesting and fun.

Now though here we have the Golden Schmoes where Affleck, TDKR, Tom Hardy, Leo, QT, Anyone or anything involved in Looper is going to get nominated. Plus they award great T&A, so let's get excited about that. Lets be excited for it than any other award show...
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1:26PM on 01/10/2013
Quvenzhane Wallis should not have been nominated. It took a nomination away from Cotillard or Mirren or Knightley. Wallis silently reacted to her world very well and she had great screen presence, but in no way should her performance be considered in the top 5 of the year. Affleck was robbed!!
Quvenzhane Wallis should not have been nominated. It took a nomination away from Cotillard or Mirren or Knightley. Wallis silently reacted to her world very well and she had great screen presence, but in no way should her performance be considered in the top 5 of the year. Affleck was robbed!!
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1:20PM on 01/10/2013
My snubs:
Django Unchained: Director, Supporting for DiCaprio

Argo: Director

Cloud Atlas: Make-up, Visual Effects, Art Direction, Costume, Music

Zero Dark Thirty: Director

The Dark Knight Rises: Supporting Actor for Tom Hardy, Costume Design, Original Score and Sound Editing.

Looper: Visual Effects
My snubs:
Django Unchained: Director, Supporting for DiCaprio

Argo: Director

Cloud Atlas: Make-up, Visual Effects, Art Direction, Costume, Music

Zero Dark Thirty: Director

The Dark Knight Rises: Supporting Actor for Tom Hardy, Costume Design, Original Score and Sound Editing.

Looper: Visual Effects
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1:20PM on 01/10/2013

No Ben Affleck?! No Perks Of being A Wallflower?! WTF?!?!?!

How the hell does Argo get a Best Picture nomination and a Best Supporting Actor nomination, but not a Best Director nomination for Ben?! That's fucking INSANE! And Perks Of Being A Wallflower was my favorite film of 2012. That should've gotten nominated for something. UGH!
How the hell does Argo get a Best Picture nomination and a Best Supporting Actor nomination, but not a Best Director nomination for Ben?! That's fucking INSANE! And Perks Of Being A Wallflower was my favorite film of 2012. That should've gotten nominated for something. UGH!
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4:47PM on 01/10/2013
i watched perks last night, really don't get where the love comes from for it. thought t was extremely boring.!!
i watched perks last night, really don't get where the love comes from for it. thought t was extremely boring.!!
1:10PM on 01/10/2013
Where the hell is the love for Moonrise Kingdom?!
Where the hell is the love for Moonrise Kingdom?!
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1:17PM on 01/10/2013
its in the screenplay category

not much but it's something
its in the screenplay category

not much but it's something
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1:02PM on 01/10/2013

My Thrills and The Biggest Snub.

Thrilled that "Skyfall" and "Beasts of The Southern Wild" both got the love they deserved. Thrilled about Hooper's snub. Thrilled "Ted" got it's Oscar nomination. "Mirror Mirror" got nominated over "Cloud Atlas", yeah that makes sense. How did "Cloud Atlas" not did any technical nominations? Not even Make-up? It's wasn't the greatest film of the year, but it was visually amazing. Disappointed by "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Cloud Atlas" being neglected, but "Argo" gets the biggest upset. Still
Thrilled that "Skyfall" and "Beasts of The Southern Wild" both got the love they deserved. Thrilled about Hooper's snub. Thrilled "Ted" got it's Oscar nomination. "Mirror Mirror" got nominated over "Cloud Atlas", yeah that makes sense. How did "Cloud Atlas" not did any technical nominations? Not even Make-up? It's wasn't the greatest film of the year, but it was visually amazing. Disappointed by "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Cloud Atlas" being neglected, but "Argo" gets the biggest upset. Still upset about Affleck's snub. Just like in 2010 when Christopher Nolan was snubbed for Direction with "Inception". Argo-Fuck-Yourself:)
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12:59PM on 01/10/2013

Amour?

best directing? All that movie was was people sitting in a room talking. I can see why people liked it but to me it was incredibly boring. And definitely not worthy of best director or Best film (not over Moonrise Kingdom or The Master anyway)
best directing? All that movie was was people sitting in a room talking. I can see why people liked it but to me it was incredibly boring. And definitely not worthy of best director or Best film (not over Moonrise Kingdom or The Master anyway)
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12:39PM on 01/10/2013
The only real snub here is DiCaprio not getting nominated for Django. Though, personally, I thought Jackson was better in that than both Waltz and DiCaprio but I knew he wouldn't get nominated.

And really, people, complaining about TDKR not getting nominated? The only reward that deserves is biggest disappointment of the year.
The only real snub here is DiCaprio not getting nominated for Django. Though, personally, I thought Jackson was better in that than both Waltz and DiCaprio but I knew he wouldn't get nominated.

And really, people, complaining about TDKR not getting nominated? The only reward that deserves is biggest disappointment of the year.
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1:24PM on 01/10/2013
Nolan and the crew deserve credit for making one of the great trilogies in modern filmmaking much like Jackson got for LOTR.
Nolan and the crew deserve credit for making one of the great trilogies in modern filmmaking much like Jackson got for LOTR.
2:08PM on 01/10/2013
Unlike the Lord of the Rings Trilogy though, The third film in Nolans series was a huge let down. I give them credit for technical awards, but no acting, directing, or best picture awards for DKR
Unlike the Lord of the Rings Trilogy though, The third film in Nolans series was a huge let down. I give them credit for technical awards, but no acting, directing, or best picture awards for DKR
2:53AM on 01/11/2013
Well, if Nolan deserves credit for making one of the greatest trilogies in modern filmmaking, then so does Sam Raimi. Because much like Spider-Man 3, TDKR was an incredibly flawed & half baked film when compared to the first two.
Well, if Nolan deserves credit for making one of the greatest trilogies in modern filmmaking, then so does Sam Raimi. Because much like Spider-Man 3, TDKR was an incredibly flawed & half baked film when compared to the first two.
12:37PM on 01/10/2013

I'm neutral because these awards mean fuck all

There's no credibility anymore. It's simply bullshit. Pure bullshit.
There's no credibility anymore. It's simply bullshit. Pure bullshit.
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1:48PM on 01/10/2013
As opposed to when?
As opposed to when?
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12:25PM on 01/10/2013

No Affleck?!?!?!

Was a good list until I saw Affleck missing for "Argo". I can deal with no nods for "The Dark Knight Rises" but no nomination for Affleck! All I got say to the Academy is......
Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!!!!!!
Was a good list until I saw Affleck missing for "Argo". I can deal with no nods for "The Dark Knight Rises" but no nomination for Affleck! All I got say to the Academy is......
Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!!!!!!
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12:14PM on 01/10/2013

No Affleck?!?!?!

Was a good list until I saw Affleck missing for "Argo". I can deal with no nods for "The Dark Knight Rises" but no nomination for Affleck! All I got say to the Academy is......
Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!!!!!!
Was a good list until I saw Affleck missing for "Argo". I can deal with no nods for "The Dark Knight Rises" but no nomination for Affleck! All I got say to the Academy is......
Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!!!!!!
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12:35PM on 01/10/2013
I loved the way you used 'Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!'. But yeah, Affleck was snubbed BIG TIME!
I loved the way you used 'Argo-Fuck-Yourself!!!'. But yeah, Affleck was snubbed BIG TIME!
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12:10PM on 01/10/2013
Glad to see Skyfall nominated for Best Cinematography.
Glad to see Skyfall nominated for Best Cinematography.
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12:06PM on 01/10/2013

Ted gets one...

But TDKR doesn't get a single nomination, even in the technical nominations? What about Leo for Django? And Beasts Of The Southern Wild for every major category? Yeah, no wonder the Oscars lose more and more credibility every year.
But TDKR doesn't get a single nomination, even in the technical nominations? What about Leo for Django? And Beasts Of The Southern Wild for every major category? Yeah, no wonder the Oscars lose more and more credibility every year.
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12:03PM on 01/10/2013

ben affleck snubbed!

Paranorman for the win!
Paranorman for the win!
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11:56AM on 01/10/2013
I like Django, but calm down guys. Yea it was good, but it was more entertainment than Best Picture quality. Im actually kind of surprised it was nominated for original screenplay, as the story was essentially Kill Bill rehashed as a western.
I like Django, but calm down guys. Yea it was good, but it was more entertainment than Best Picture quality. Im actually kind of surprised it was nominated for original screenplay, as the story was essentially Kill Bill rehashed as a western.
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11:59AM on 01/10/2013
screenplay is more than just the story, its also the dialogue that gets nominated. Something Tarantino is very good at writing
screenplay is more than just the story, its also the dialogue that gets nominated. Something Tarantino is very good at writing
11:54AM on 01/10/2013
I'm really happy for Argo, Django Unchained, and Silver Linings Playbook for getting best picture nominations along with Alan Arkin and Robert DeNiro getting nominations for best supporting actor. I'm happy to see Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman also get their first Oscar nominations ever for Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables. And I'm happy to see David O. Russell getting a nomination for best director for Silver Linings Playbook.

What I thought was very disappointing was not
I'm really happy for Argo, Django Unchained, and Silver Linings Playbook for getting best picture nominations along with Alan Arkin and Robert DeNiro getting nominations for best supporting actor. I'm happy to see Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman also get their first Oscar nominations ever for Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables. And I'm happy to see David O. Russell getting a nomination for best director for Silver Linings Playbook.

What I thought was very disappointing was not seeing Leonardo DiCaprio get nominated for best supporting actor for Django Unchained and not seeing Affleck, Tarantino, and Bigelow nominated for Argo, Django Unchained, and Zero Dark Thirty. The one that really pisses me off is not seeing Affleck get nominated for Argo. The movie is the best and my favorite film of the year and Affleck showed great stride in directing a phenomenal film. He was my pick to win best director this year.

I'm going to be rooting for Argo, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty to take home the most awards this year. All amazing films and my favorites of the year.
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11:46AM on 01/10/2013
The Dark Knight Rises (Best sound editing, mixing and special effects)
Cloud Atlas (Best makeup, best orignal score)
The Dark Knight Rises (Best sound editing, mixing and special effects)
Cloud Atlas (Best makeup, best orignal score)
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11:45AM on 01/10/2013

I'm caring less about the academy awards

When I was in my early 20s, I used to make a stink saying how the awards were all screwed up, and get upset over the noms and wins. Then, as I got a bit older, I'd say how I didn't care, but I think I really did. I've finally in the last few years really felt detached from this process. It's nice to see movies as a broad cultural topic of discussion, on a diversionary basis - but I just feel that my own personal preferences are never going to jive with these awards. The other issue is that I
When I was in my early 20s, I used to make a stink saying how the awards were all screwed up, and get upset over the noms and wins. Then, as I got a bit older, I'd say how I didn't care, but I think I really did. I've finally in the last few years really felt detached from this process. It's nice to see movies as a broad cultural topic of discussion, on a diversionary basis - but I just feel that my own personal preferences are never going to jive with these awards. The other issue is that I feel that the academy awards seem to be less important in terms of what movies get made, and who gets cast in them. Serial winners will always be more banakable, but aside from that, I think we are seeing less influence by the Academy Awards than ever before - and that's a good thing, from my view.
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11:40AM on 01/10/2013

DiCaprio and Moonrise Kingdom

I think DiCaprio was the "big show" for Django. That dinner scene with him was brilliant. The slow boil that led to his outburst was acting at its finest. DiCaprio is one of the few who can temper his acting with a deft touch. His ability to go from 0 to 100 within a second is an amazing thing to watch.
Moonrise Kingdom was one of my favorites of the year and I'm disappointed to see it not get a nomination for Best Picture. It would never take the award, but to be nominated would've
I think DiCaprio was the "big show" for Django. That dinner scene with him was brilliant. The slow boil that led to his outburst was acting at its finest. DiCaprio is one of the few who can temper his acting with a deft touch. His ability to go from 0 to 100 within a second is an amazing thing to watch.
Moonrise Kingdom was one of my favorites of the year and I'm disappointed to see it not get a nomination for Best Picture. It would never take the award, but to be nominated would've been nice.
Those are my stand-out snubs, along with the directing category already covered. Some real head-scratchers there.
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11:39AM on 01/10/2013
I am happy to see my favorites, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway getting nominated. I've been waiting for Hugh to get the nod.
I am happy to see my favorites, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway getting nominated. I've been waiting for Hugh to get the nod.
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11:38AM on 01/10/2013
Snubbed:
Leonardo DiCaprio - Best Supporting Actor (Django Unchained)
Moonrise Kingdom - Best Picture
Hans Zimmer - Original Score (TDKR)
Ben Affleck - Best Director (ARGO)
Derek Connolly - Best Screenplay (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Jack Black - Best Actor (Bernie)
Tom Tykwer, The Wachowski Starship - Best Screenplay (Cloud Atlas)
Robert Zemeckis - Best Director (Flight)
Logan Lerman - Best Actor (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Rian Johnson - Best Screenplay (Looper)
Snubbed:
Leonardo DiCaprio - Best Supporting Actor (Django Unchained)
Moonrise Kingdom - Best Picture
Hans Zimmer - Original Score (TDKR)
Ben Affleck - Best Director (ARGO)
Derek Connolly - Best Screenplay (Safety Not Guaranteed)
Jack Black - Best Actor (Bernie)
Tom Tykwer, The Wachowski Starship - Best Screenplay (Cloud Atlas)
Robert Zemeckis - Best Director (Flight)
Logan Lerman - Best Actor (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Rian Johnson - Best Screenplay (Looper)
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11:26AM on 01/10/2013
I'm happy though that you can almost guarantee that Roger Deakins will finally win the Cinematography Oscar he's always deserved for SKYFALL.
I'm happy though that you can almost guarantee that Roger Deakins will finally win the Cinematography Oscar he's always deserved for SKYFALL.
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11:26AM on 01/10/2013

Really? They must be bat shit crazy

2 Nom for Snow and the Huntsmen! Really?
Denzel best actor for Flight?
wat about leo
and Cinematography thought the TDKR might get a nom in that category
i mean no Original score for Hans?
2 Nom for Snow and the Huntsmen! Really?
Denzel best actor for Flight?
wat about leo
and Cinematography thought the TDKR might get a nom in that category
i mean no Original score for Hans?
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11:51AM on 01/10/2013
Obviously you didnt see Flight. I thought Denzel did a great job and played a fantastic alcoholic in that movie.
Obviously you didnt see Flight. I thought Denzel did a great job and played a fantastic alcoholic in that movie.
12:16PM on 01/10/2013
i heard flight was good, but best actor good?
i heard flight was good, but best actor good?
11:22AM on 01/10/2013
There are some nominations I can get behind. And there are a couple I'm scratching my head over. I loved Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained, but he isn't even my SECOND pick for Best Supporting Actor out of that movie. Sam Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio both gave award-worthy performances, and unlike Waltz, neither has won before. And Ben Affleck is not only someone I wanted to see nominated, he's my pick to win.

At the same time, while I've yet to see Les Miserables (and understand Hathaway
There are some nominations I can get behind. And there are a couple I'm scratching my head over. I loved Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained, but he isn't even my SECOND pick for Best Supporting Actor out of that movie. Sam Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio both gave award-worthy performances, and unlike Waltz, neither has won before. And Ben Affleck is not only someone I wanted to see nominated, he's my pick to win.

At the same time, while I've yet to see Les Miserables (and understand Hathaway pretty much steals the show), giving Hugh Jackman his first nomination is something I can get behind. Likewise, I haven't seen Silver Linings Playbook yet, but giving Robert De Niro his first nomination in YEARS feels good, though I'd put my money with Alan Arkin or Tommy Lee Jones. Actually, holy shit, I just realized the entire Supporting Actor category is full of past winners. What gives?

So yeah, there's a lot I don't agree with here. But dammit, it was a good year for movies, and I'm not gonna be too bitter about it. I've heard good things about Beasts of the Southern Wild, so glad it's getting a hefty push at the Oscars, being such an independent. And really, ever since they expanded the Best Picture section, I've been waiting for a split-ticket Picture-Director win, and with no clear leader of the pack this year (Lincoln?), I'm optimistic. I know people have historically hated that, but I still think David Fincher shoulda got a Best Director for Social Network while King's Speech still won Best Picture. You know, compromise. Basically, I want Argo to win Best Picture.
Oh, and nominating Amour for Best Foreign Language Film pretty much assures it won't win Best Picture. Pretty much.
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11:20AM on 01/10/2013
Three things stick out:
- no QT
- no Leo
- No Affleck

Though not a surprise, Michael Pena or Jake Gyllenhaal should have gotten noms for End of Watch
Three things stick out:
- no QT
- no Leo
- No Affleck

Though not a surprise, Michael Pena or Jake Gyllenhaal should have gotten noms for End of Watch
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11:13AM on 01/10/2013

Snubs

Django Unchaines: Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Best Supporting Actor (Dwight Henry)
Moonrise Kingdon: Best Picture
Skyfall: Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench)
The Hobbit: Best Original Song (Misty Mountains)
Killer Joe: Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey) (Also snubbed in other major categories)
Cloud Atlas: Best Make Up
Hyde Park on the Hudson: Best Lead Actor (Bill Murray)

Thats about it for me this year. Overall it was
Django Unchaines: Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Best Supporting Actor (Dwight Henry)
Moonrise Kingdon: Best Picture
Skyfall: Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench)
The Hobbit: Best Original Song (Misty Mountains)
Killer Joe: Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey) (Also snubbed in other major categories)
Cloud Atlas: Best Make Up
Hyde Park on the Hudson: Best Lead Actor (Bill Murray)

Thats about it for me this year. Overall it was actually less snubs than i usually suspect, but then again the acting awards this year seemed hard to fill
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11:18AM on 01/10/2013
Also, very happy to see Skyfall get a cinematography nomination (among others). While sitting in the theater i was just in awe of how good the images were
Also, very happy to see Skyfall get a cinematography nomination (among others). While sitting in the theater i was just in awe of how good the images were
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11:11AM on 01/10/2013
Well it was a longshot but I was hoping for Perks of Being a Wallflower would get a nod for best adapted screenplay.

and what no best picture for Skyfall c'mon!
Well it was a longshot but I was hoping for Perks of Being a Wallflower would get a nod for best adapted screenplay.

and what no best picture for Skyfall c'mon!
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11:11AM on 01/10/2013
Leo smashed his hand on a glass, kept going, and they used that take. He def deserved a nom for that commitment
Leo smashed his hand on a glass, kept going, and they used that take. He def deserved a nom for that commitment
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11:10AM on 01/10/2013

Seth Macfarlane has been nominated for an Oscar.

Think on that.
Think on that.
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11:09AM on 01/10/2013

Best in years but not too great...

Disappointed that Looper, The Grey and Cloud Atlas got nothing but seeing Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Skyfall get many was great. Pretty unpredictable year in my opinion. Can't wait!

As for the tidbit....the list is pretty huge (Leo gets snubbed yet Alan Arkin gets in...WTF?!)
Disappointed that Looper, The Grey and Cloud Atlas got nothing but seeing Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Skyfall get many was great. Pretty unpredictable year in my opinion. Can't wait!

As for the tidbit....the list is pretty huge (Leo gets snubbed yet Alan Arkin gets in...WTF?!)
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11:09AM on 01/10/2013
Ben Affleck deserved to be nominated.... Argo was one of the best of any year... and don't get me started on QT's snub... Hope he wins best screenplay though...
Ben Affleck deserved to be nominated.... Argo was one of the best of any year... and don't get me started on QT's snub... Hope he wins best screenplay though...
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11:08AM on 01/10/2013
This is going to be a Lincoln circle jerk. I was completely bored by Lincoln, besides Lewis' performance of course. But, by no means, does it deserve to be nominated for both best picture and director if Affleck, Bigelow, and Tarantino were all snubbed.
This is going to be a Lincoln circle jerk. I was completely bored by Lincoln, besides Lewis' performance of course. But, by no means, does it deserve to be nominated for both best picture and director if Affleck, Bigelow, and Tarantino were all snubbed.
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11:06AM on 01/10/2013

Awwwww Hell :/

It makes me sad that neither Tom Hardy nor John Hawkes got nominated for SHIT. Also, if Judi Dench can win for her miniscule role in Shakespeare In Love, then the mighty DON JOHNSON should've at least got a nom for his gut-busting turn in DJANGO :/

But shunning Affleck and Bigelow is unforgivable. Feels like the academy has something against Ben Affleck. Having bandoned his shitty acting-career (for the most part) in favor of a highly-successful run of directing-gigs. Give the kid a break,
It makes me sad that neither Tom Hardy nor John Hawkes got nominated for SHIT. Also, if Judi Dench can win for her miniscule role in Shakespeare In Love, then the mighty DON JOHNSON should've at least got a nom for his gut-busting turn in DJANGO :/

But shunning Affleck and Bigelow is unforgivable. Feels like the academy has something against Ben Affleck. Having bandoned his shitty acting-career (for the most part) in favor of a highly-successful run of directing-gigs. Give the kid a break, duuuuuuuuudes.
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11:04AM on 01/10/2013
Love, love, love Christoph Waltz... but I think Leo should have got the nom there. Other than that, pretty much what I expected. Also... no Affleck for Directing?! C'mon.
Love, love, love Christoph Waltz... but I think Leo should have got the nom there. Other than that, pretty much what I expected. Also... no Affleck for Directing?! C'mon.
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11:02AM on 01/10/2013

No surprises...

but dissapointed that there is no nomination for The Dark Knight Rises. I didn't expect best director or so, but at least some smaller nods...
but dissapointed that there is no nomination for The Dark Knight Rises. I didn't expect best director or so, but at least some smaller nods...
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11:00AM on 01/10/2013
Extra Tidbit: Leonardo dicaprio (Best supporting actor) and Tarantino,Ben affleck (Best Direction)
Extra Tidbit: Leonardo dicaprio (Best supporting actor) and Tarantino,Ben affleck (Best Direction)
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11:00AM on 01/10/2013
My snubbs:
Django Unchained (Director, Supporting for DiCaprio) Moonrise Kingdom (Picture, Director), Seven Psychopaths (script), and Cloud Atlas (Make-up, Visual Effects, Art Direction, Costume, Music).
My snubbs:
Django Unchained (Director, Supporting for DiCaprio) Moonrise Kingdom (Picture, Director), Seven Psychopaths (script), and Cloud Atlas (Make-up, Visual Effects, Art Direction, Costume, Music).
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