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The 83rd Academy Award nominations!

Jan. 25, 2011by: Mike Sampson

This morning at 8:30am EST/5:30am PST, the nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be announced in Hollywood. Last year's Best Supporting Actress, Mo'Nique will join Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to announce the winners and we've got a live feed from the event that you can watch below. Once the nominees are announced in full, we'll update with a complete list plus reactions. It looks like THE SOCIAL NETWORK and THE KING'S SPEECH will be among the big winners but who and what do you think will be the big surprises?

As expected, and mentioned above, THE KING'S SPEECH and THE SOCIAL NETWORK were big winners this morning with the former bringing in a top 12 nominations and the latter a total of 8 nominations (TRUE GRIT had the second most nominations with 10). There weren't many surprises as far as the Best Picture nominees (I put together a mock-up last night and my preliminary list is exactly what they announced this morning) but that's not to say there weren't a few surprises.

Almost every year, there's a shake-up in the Best Director category and this year was no different. Joel and Ethan Coen, who had been shut out of many of the early awards, snuck in while Christopher Nolan was snubbed for his work on INCEPTION (to Nolan's credit, he did score a Best Original Screenplay nod for that film).

Javier Bardem made it into the Best Actor race (likely at the expense of Robert Duvall's GET LOW performance) and John Hawkes bumped Andrew Garfield (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) out of the Best Supporting Actor category. Two FIGHTER actresses were nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo, Amy Adams) and Jacki Weaver was a pleasant surprise for JoBlo.com fave ANIMAL KINGDOM.

TOY STORY 3 got a surprise Adapted Screenplay nomination, edging out other hopefuls like THE RABBIT HOLE. TOY STORY also made the Best Animated Feature category, which was trimmed to three nominees this year. While HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and THE ILLUSIONIST were nominated, DESPICABLE ME and TANGLED were left high and dry. (Other good news for Pixar, their short film "Day & Night" was nominated for Best Animated Short.)

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD was shut out of the Visual Effects category (in favor of HEREAFTER??) and the Sound Mixing/Editing categories where it was expected to get nominated.

The nominees are listed in full below and once you take a look, let us know what makes you the happiest and most disappointed when you peruse the potential winners (I have a feeling the lack of a Chris Nolan nomination for Best Director will get folks talking....)

BEST PICTURE
127 HOURS
BLACK SWAN
THE FIGHTER
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TOY STORY 3
TRUE GRIT
WINTER'S BONE

BEST ACTOR
Colin Firth - THE KING'S SPEECH
Jesse Eisenberg - THE SOCIAL NETWORK
James Franco - 127 HOURS
Jeff Bridges - TRUE GRIT
Javier Bardem - BIUTIFUL

BEST ACTRESS
Natalie Portman, BLACK SWAN
Annette Bening, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Michelle Williams - BLUE VALENTINE
Nicole Kidman - THE RABBIT HOLE
Jennifer Lawrence - WINTER'S BONE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale - THE FIGHTER
Geoffrey Rush, THE KING'S SPEECH
Jeremy Renner, THE TOWN
John Hawkes - WINTER'S BONE
Mark Ruffalo, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa Leo - THE FIGHTER
Hailee Steinfeld - TRUE GRIT
Helena Bonham Carter - THE KING'S SPEECH
Amy Adams - THE FIGHTER
Jacki Weaver - ANIMAL KINGDOM

BEST ANIMATED FILM
TOY STORY 3
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
THE ILLUSIONIST

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky - BLACK SWAN
David Fincher - THE SOCIAL NETWORK
David O. Russell - THE FIGHTER
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - TRUE GRIT
Tom Hooper - THE KING'S SPEECH

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy - 127 HOURS
Aaron Sorkin - THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Michael Arndt - TOY STORY 3
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - TRUE GRIT
Debra Granik and Anne Rosselini - WINTER'S BONE

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Mike Leigh - ANOTHER YEAR
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson - THE FIGHTER
Christopher Nolan, INCEPTION
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg - THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
David Seidler, THE KING'S SPEECH

BEST ART DIRECTION
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
TRUE GRIT

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BLACK SWAN
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TRUE GRIT

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
I AM LOVE
THE KING'S SPEECH
THE TEMPEST
TRUE GRIT

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
GASLAND
INSIDE JOB
RESTREPO
WASTE LAND

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
"Killing in the Name"
"Poster Girl"
"Strangers No More"
"Sun Come Up"
"The Warriors of Quigang"

BEST EDITING
BLACK SWAN
THE FIGHTER
THE KING'S SPEECH
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BIUTIFUL
DOGTOOTH
IN A BETTER WORLD
INCENDIES
OUTSIDE THE LAW

BEST MAKEUP
THE WAY BACK
THE WOLFMAN

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Coming Home" - COUNTRY STRONG
"I See The Light" - TANGLED
"If I Rise" - 127 HOURS
"We Belong Together" - TOY STORY 3

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
"Day & Night"
"The Gruffalo"
"Let's Pollute"
"The Lost Thing">
"Madagascar, A Journey Diary"

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
"The Confession"
"The Crush"
"God of Love"
"Na Wewe"
"Wish 143"

BEST SOUND EDITING
INCEPTION
TOY STORY 3
TRON: LEGACY
TRUE GRIT
UNSTOPPABLE

BEST SOUND MIXING
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
SALT
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TRUE GRIT

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1
HEREAFTER
INCEPTION
IRON MAN 2

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8:53PM on 01/26/2011
The Toy Story 3 best picture nod makes the animated category as redundant as the genre awards at the grammy's. The nominees for best album are going to win their categories.

Day and Night was awesome, and definitely deserved the nod for short. Surprised at Jesse getting nominated but good for him! He's a great talent and fun to watch (seems really focused and earnest, watch the doc on the Social Network release).
The Toy Story 3 best picture nod makes the animated category as redundant as the genre awards at the grammy's. The nominees for best album are going to win their categories.

Day and Night was awesome, and definitely deserved the nod for short. Surprised at Jesse getting nominated but good for him! He's a great talent and fun to watch (seems really focused and earnest, watch the doc on the Social Network release).
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8:54AM on 01/26/2011

Well...

Happy for Animal kingdom (a great movie with balls and a heart, one or two more nominations would have been cool), The winter's bone, Dogtooth, The town (one more nomination in the acting department would have been good, 'cause Affleck has a bright future in the directing department, that's already a fact!) and The social network (but it won't win: The king's speech, Black swan, True grit and/or The fighter will be the big winner(s)). As much as I recognize the fact that Nolan is a very good,
Happy for Animal kingdom (a great movie with balls and a heart, one or two more nominations would have been cool), The winter's bone, Dogtooth, The town (one more nomination in the acting department would have been good, 'cause Affleck has a bright future in the directing department, that's already a fact!) and The social network (but it won't win: The king's speech, Black swan, True grit and/or The fighter will be the big winner(s)). As much as I recognize the fact that Nolan is a very good, ambitious and sometimes brilliant storyteller, he is NOT a GREAT DIRECTOR (in that department, he's millions light years behind Fincher for example...that's why I think Inception, good but overrated BUT very ambitious BUT not as good as Paprika, deserves a nomination as best movie, but NOT Nolan as best director). I don't care about Toy story, so I hope Dragons will win (nice animated 3D movie and I don't like 3D animation, even though I didn't like the end, with it's trained dragons), too bad Summer wars didn't get a nomination but that was expected, the best animated movie I've seen last year was Evangelion 2.0 anyway.
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8:38AM on 01/26/2011

The biggest crime

was that Scott Pilgrim didn't get ONE song in. Seriously? Or Sound Editing or Mixing? Pretty sure that Edgar Wright spends as much time on the sounds & score as he does on the cinematography.
was that Scott Pilgrim didn't get ONE song in. Seriously? Or Sound Editing or Mixing? Pretty sure that Edgar Wright spends as much time on the sounds & score as he does on the cinematography.
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5:23AM on 01/26/2011

Mainly good...

I think in general these are a fair set of nominations...

Only cock-ups:
1) Nolan should be up for director, I didn't even dig Inception as much as most, but the man is a genius and deserves recognition.

2) Best original score should have ONE nomination, and it should be Tron - Daft Punk whipped up the best original score I've heard in a movie for ages!

However glad to see 'Day and Night' nominated for best animated short, it was very clever...
I think in general these are a fair set of nominations...

Only cock-ups:
1) Nolan should be up for director, I didn't even dig Inception as much as most, but the man is a genius and deserves recognition.

2) Best original score should have ONE nomination, and it should be Tron - Daft Punk whipped up the best original score I've heard in a movie for ages!

However glad to see 'Day and Night' nominated for best animated short, it was very clever...
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2:11AM on 01/26/2011

Can We At Least Give Nolan a Nod?

I definantly would have rather seen Nolan nominated for best director than David O. Russell... Wahlburg and Bale made The Fighter good, but Nolan's direction brought Inception together. I'm not saying he should win, that's all Fincher's if you ask me, but really, I think he at least deserved a nomination....
I definantly would have rather seen Nolan nominated for best director than David O. Russell... Wahlburg and Bale made The Fighter good, but Nolan's direction brought Inception together. I'm not saying he should win, that's all Fincher's if you ask me, but really, I think he at least deserved a nomination....
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1:44AM on 01/26/2011
Glad to see Winter's Bone and John Hawkes getting some much deserved recognition. But I'm terribly confused as to why The Kids Are All Right is such a critical darling. Seriously, that movie was a steaming turd.
Glad to see Winter's Bone and John Hawkes getting some much deserved recognition. But I'm terribly confused as to why The Kids Are All Right is such a critical darling. Seriously, that movie was a steaming turd.
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12:50AM on 01/26/2011

no DAFT PUNK?!

most of the nominations are as expected...but no Daft Punk for best score has me bitter. Tron was a horrible movie, but it sounded and was visually great. Tron shouldve been nominated for Score and Visual Effects.
most of the nominations are as expected...but no Daft Punk for best score has me bitter. Tron was a horrible movie, but it sounded and was visually great. Tron shouldve been nominated for Score and Visual Effects.
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1:15AM on 01/26/2011
wouldve been cool seeing Trent Reznor and Daft Punk both at the oscars
wouldve been cool seeing Trent Reznor and Daft Punk both at the oscars
10:29PM on 01/25/2011

Libatique

Been on set with Libatique all day celebrating his nomination!
Been on set with Libatique all day celebrating his nomination!
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10:06PM on 01/25/2011

The Sequel

Jeff Bridges and Colin Firth are going at it for a second consecutive year. I'm guessing some clever studio exec (hello, Harv and Bob) are thinking : "what if we put Bridges AND Firth in the same bloody film ?". Seriously though, if they're both nominated again next year, they'll be absolute legends ^^
Jeff Bridges and Colin Firth are going at it for a second consecutive year. I'm guessing some clever studio exec (hello, Harv and Bob) are thinking : "what if we put Bridges AND Firth in the same bloody film ?". Seriously though, if they're both nominated again next year, they'll be absolute legends ^^
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9:39PM on 01/25/2011
so obvious that Inception will receive the majority of the technical awards it is nominated for. Fincher needs to win for director already also.
so obvious that Inception will receive the majority of the technical awards it is nominated for. Fincher needs to win for director already also.
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9:09PM on 01/25/2011
While most of the nominations were predictable as usual and some were downright ridiculous (Alice in Wonderland, Hereafter), I have to say that I was pretty happy to see these unexpected noms:

-Jackie Weaver for supporting actress
-Winter's Bone for best pic
-Dogtooth for best foreign language (never thought this weird ass movie would get a nom)
-Exit Through the Gift Shop for best doc

What I would have liked to have seen is Ryan Gosling get a nom for best actor.
While most of the nominations were predictable as usual and some were downright ridiculous (Alice in Wonderland, Hereafter), I have to say that I was pretty happy to see these unexpected noms:

-Jackie Weaver for supporting actress
-Winter's Bone for best pic
-Dogtooth for best foreign language (never thought this weird ass movie would get a nom)
-Exit Through the Gift Shop for best doc

What I would have liked to have seen is Ryan Gosling get a nom for best actor.
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12:26AM on 01/26/2011
A Prophet was nominated last year.
Also, Animal Kingdon is in English, couldnt be nominated in a category called Best Foreign LANGUAGE Film
A Prophet was nominated last year.
Also, Animal Kingdon is in English, couldnt be nominated in a category called Best Foreign LANGUAGE Film
4:26AM on 01/26/2011
Oops, my bad.
Oops, my bad.
8:55PM on 01/25/2011
So let me get this right, hereafter got nominated for best special effects over Tron Legacy?! Thats fucking retarded...
So let me get this right, hereafter got nominated for best special effects over Tron Legacy?! Thats fucking retarded...
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8:53PM on 01/25/2011
Really expected The Town to get some more recognition other than Jeremy Renner for supporting..at least a best picture nominee..whats with all the love for the kids are alright all the sudden?
Really expected The Town to get some more recognition other than Jeremy Renner for supporting..at least a best picture nominee..whats with all the love for the kids are alright all the sudden?
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7:15PM on 01/25/2011

ehh

not liking a lot of this
not liking a lot of this
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6:57PM on 01/25/2011

Nothing for Wahlburg

Everything I had been hearing about him in the Fighter was fantastic. Was surprised not to see him nominated for Best Actor.
Everything I had been hearing about him in the Fighter was fantastic. Was surprised not to see him nominated for Best Actor.
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6:53PM on 01/25/2011
Man, fuck the oscars. Not nominating Chris Nolan for Best Director and Tron: Legacy for Best Special Effects is a fucking joke. Stop being so goddamn bias and nominate the movies that deserve it, not what you want. FUCKERS.
Man, fuck the oscars. Not nominating Chris Nolan for Best Director and Tron: Legacy for Best Special Effects is a fucking joke. Stop being so goddamn bias and nominate the movies that deserve it, not what you want. FUCKERS.
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6:52PM on 01/25/2011

nice

jesus christ, i wish everyone would stop bitching about Inception. at least its original unlike last years "over-rated" flick- pocahontas 3-D, i mean Avatar. i really just hope Social Network doesnt win. Quick question, how in the hell is Toy Story 3 an "adapted screen play"? There isnt any comic books or video games its based off of. could someone clarify this for me???
jesus christ, i wish everyone would stop bitching about Inception. at least its original unlike last years "over-rated" flick- pocahontas 3-D, i mean Avatar. i really just hope Social Network doesnt win. Quick question, how in the hell is Toy Story 3 an "adapted screen play"? There isnt any comic books or video games its based off of. could someone clarify this for me???
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8:09PM on 01/25/2011
Toy Story 3's story written by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and director, Lee Unkrich. Michael Arndt wrote a screenplay based off that story. So technically, it's an adapted screenplay.
Toy Story 3's story written by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and director, Lee Unkrich. Michael Arndt wrote a screenplay based off that story. So technically, it's an adapted screenplay.
6:50PM on 01/25/2011
Man, fuck the oscars. Not nominating Chris Nolan for Best Director and Tron: Legacy for Best Special Effects is a fucking joke. Stop being so goddamn bias and nominate the movies that deserve it, not what you want. FUCKERS.
Man, fuck the oscars. Not nominating Chris Nolan for Best Director and Tron: Legacy for Best Special Effects is a fucking joke. Stop being so goddamn bias and nominate the movies that deserve it, not what you want. FUCKERS.
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6:47PM on 01/25/2011

What?

No love for Tron: Legacy for Visual Effects? But the POS that is Alice in Wonderland does? I know Johnny Depp was in the movie but what the hell is the award shows obession with this guy?
No love for Tron: Legacy for Visual Effects? But the POS that is Alice in Wonderland does? I know Johnny Depp was in the movie but what the hell is the award shows obession with this guy?
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6:41PM on 01/25/2011
You know, this was a great year for movies. Last year Avatar and Hurt Locker got all the hype (good but overrated IMO), and my faves like The Road and Where the Wild things are got snubbed. At least this year my top 5 all got nominated (Toy Story 3, Inception, Social Network, Fighter, true grit).
You know, this was a great year for movies. Last year Avatar and Hurt Locker got all the hype (good but overrated IMO), and my faves like The Road and Where the Wild things are got snubbed. At least this year my top 5 all got nominated (Toy Story 3, Inception, Social Network, Fighter, true grit).
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6:40PM on 01/25/2011
What a joke Tron getting snubbed for so much! How in the hell did Hereafter get a nom for visual effects!?! You have basically the entirety of Tron being SFX vs really only one scene in Hereafter. Oh and Scott Pilgrim too. The integration of SFX in that was amazing too and was integral throughout the entire film. I am use to what will and won't get in for best picture and all the big categories but the disgrace that is the technical categories this year is unbelievable!
What a joke Tron getting snubbed for so much! How in the hell did Hereafter get a nom for visual effects!?! You have basically the entirety of Tron being SFX vs really only one scene in Hereafter. Oh and Scott Pilgrim too. The integration of SFX in that was amazing too and was integral throughout the entire film. I am use to what will and won't get in for best picture and all the big categories but the disgrace that is the technical categories this year is unbelievable!
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5:43PM on 01/25/2011
i've got 2 things to say about the best picture category and the 10 nominees. First of all, this here you got the 5 films that would have been nominated no matter what (Social Network, Fighter, The king'S speech,Black Swan & True Grit) and you got the five filler nominees(Toy Story 3, The kids are alright, Inception, winter's bone & 127 Hours) you know damn well that these five movies have no chance in hell of winning the best picture award but they are there so that movie fans don't complain
i've got 2 things to say about the best picture category and the 10 nominees. First of all, this here you got the 5 films that would have been nominated no matter what (Social Network, Fighter, The king'S speech,Black Swan & True Grit) and you got the five filler nominees(Toy Story 3, The kids are alright, Inception, winter's bone & 127 Hours) you know damn well that these five movies have no chance in hell of winning the best picture award but they are there so that movie fans don't complain to much about a more popular movie not being nominated. Personally, i would i love to see The Town nominated instead of Inception but Inception made more money. Secondly, i hate seeing a animated feature in the best picture category simply because it almost give away who will win best animated feature. Toy story 3 was a really great movie but having it being nominated in both the best picture and best animated feature is stupid. If the academy don'T vote for toy story after saying that toy story deserve to be in the best 10 movies of 2010 while the illutionist and How to train your dragon were not worthy of it is plain stupid. Either reconize all 3 nominees in the animated feature category in the best picture categoy are leave those movie out of the best picture category all together. If Toy story 3 lose to one of the other 2 nominees it make the movie look inferior to the position it was put in by being nominated in the best picture category.
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4:33PM on 01/25/2011
Visual effetcs noms, so lame. Inception over Tron? Tron not even nominated? WTF!!! Inception had shit blowing up in slow motion, wow. The only saving grace is it has no chance of winning best picture. Seriously, WTF is so speical about the effects in Inception?
Most over rated film of the year without question.
Visual effetcs noms, so lame. Inception over Tron? Tron not even nominated? WTF!!! Inception had shit blowing up in slow motion, wow. The only saving grace is it has no chance of winning best picture. Seriously, WTF is so speical about the effects in Inception?
Most over rated film of the year without question.
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5:16PM on 01/25/2011
Not sure if serious.
Not sure if serious.
6:02PM on 01/25/2011
I'd bitch about Hereafter being nominated before bitching about Inception...
I'd bitch about Hereafter being nominated before bitching about Inception...
8:29PM on 01/25/2011
Because Nolan did all of that cool shit without CGI. Ya know, like a true filmmaker.
Because Nolan did all of that cool shit without CGI. Ya know, like a true filmmaker.
8:22AM on 01/27/2011
So it's PRACTICAL effects, NOT VISUAL effects !
So it's PRACTICAL effects, NOT VISUAL effects !
4:10PM on 01/25/2011

Best Animated Film

Well, we know what's going to win Best Animated Film. You get nominated for Best Picture, it's hard to believe you won't win Best Animated... though didn't that happen with a foreign film? It got nominated for Best Picture but lost Best Foreign Film?
Well, we know what's going to win Best Animated Film. You get nominated for Best Picture, it's hard to believe you won't win Best Animated... though didn't that happen with a foreign film? It got nominated for Best Picture but lost Best Foreign Film?
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3:38PM on 01/25/2011
So guttered Gosling didn't get nominated, I reckon he deserved to win.
So guttered Gosling didn't get nominated, I reckon he deserved to win.
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3:36PM on 01/25/2011

Social Network

It's a fine film but Garfield impressed me more than Eisenberg. Still it's about time they gave the Oscar to Fincher, it's his turn (though he should have gotten it for Zodiac).

Inception was awesome and Nolan should have at least been acknowledged in the Best Director category
It's a fine film but Garfield impressed me more than Eisenberg. Still it's about time they gave the Oscar to Fincher, it's his turn (though he should have gotten it for Zodiac).

Inception was awesome and Nolan should have at least been acknowledged in the Best Director category
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3:19PM on 01/25/2011
What? No Tron: Legacy for best visual effects? No Damon for best supporting actor in True Grit? Well, at least Winter's Bone got some good nods.
What? No Tron: Legacy for best visual effects? No Damon for best supporting actor in True Grit? Well, at least Winter's Bone got some good nods.
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2:58PM on 01/25/2011
WHERE'S THE TOURIST?!?! But seriously these were pretty much how everyone expected. Would have been nice to see some love for Shutter Island though.
WHERE'S THE TOURIST?!?! But seriously these were pretty much how everyone expected. Would have been nice to see some love for Shutter Island though.
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2:57PM on 01/25/2011
Can't say I'm disappointed. Pretty much all the films I enjoyed are there, with the exception of Christopher Nolan as best director. However, I don't have a lot to complain about. All the films listed are good films and we don't have to worry about any stupid rivalries like last years Avatar versus Hurt Locker.
Can't say I'm disappointed. Pretty much all the films I enjoyed are there, with the exception of Christopher Nolan as best director. However, I don't have a lot to complain about. All the films listed are good films and we don't have to worry about any stupid rivalries like last years Avatar versus Hurt Locker.
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2:46PM on 01/25/2011
I'm rooting for Toy Story 3 here but the way I see it is if the movie isn't nominated in the best director category, it won't win best picture. So I want Toy Story 3 to win but I'm pretty sure The Social Network will take it.
I'm rooting for Toy Story 3 here but the way I see it is if the movie isn't nominated in the best director category, it won't win best picture. So I want Toy Story 3 to win but I'm pretty sure The Social Network will take it.
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2:43PM on 01/25/2011

As LAME as PREVISIBLE

So, Hereafter is nominated for SFX AND NOT TRON ?
Daft Punk is NOT nominated fro best Score ?
And Ga'hoole is AGAIN forgotten for Animated Feature (and ONLY 3 nominated) !
FUCK THEM, I'm done with those fucking bullshitters !
... And DON'T EXCUSE MY FRENCH... Because, well... I'm French !
So, Hereafter is nominated for SFX AND NOT TRON ?
Daft Punk is NOT nominated fro best Score ?
And Ga'hoole is AGAIN forgotten for Animated Feature (and ONLY 3 nominated) !
FUCK THEM, I'm done with those fucking bullshitters !
... And DON'T EXCUSE MY FRENCH... Because, well... I'm French !
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2:34PM on 01/25/2011
This should be the year they surprise everyone in a good way and give the Best Picture to an Animated movie [Toy Story 3]. But they most likely won't. They don't care as much about story and animators as they do about acting. I thought that's what Best Acting/Supporting Acting was for though.
This should be the year they surprise everyone in a good way and give the Best Picture to an Animated movie [Toy Story 3]. But they most likely won't. They don't care as much about story and animators as they do about acting. I thought that's what Best Acting/Supporting Acting was for though.
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2:07AM on 01/26/2011
I thought that was what the Best Animated Feature was for...
I thought that was what the Best Animated Feature was for...
2:08PM on 01/25/2011

terrible

WOW Hollywood is hurting for material.
WOW Hollywood is hurting for material.
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2:01PM on 01/25/2011

Burlesque

I have to say, that movie was really boring and more a Coyote Ugly with bad actors. But the Soundtrack was great. I loved some of the Songs. But no nomination? Thats hard.
I have to say, that movie was really boring and more a Coyote Ugly with bad actors. But the Soundtrack was great. I loved some of the Songs. But no nomination? Thats hard.
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1:45PM on 01/25/2011

snub? really?

Why is everybody saying Nolan was snubbed? Why that word? A snub is a deliberate act, in this case a deliberate exclusion from the list of nominees. Do you guys all really believe the Academy voters conspired to keep him off the list, or should you perhaps use a less loaded word?

I'm tired of reading, every awards season, that this person or that person was "snubbed." That's a whole lot of conspiracy nonsense, if you ask me. (Either that, or people are using the word "snub" without knowing
Why is everybody saying Nolan was snubbed? Why that word? A snub is a deliberate act, in this case a deliberate exclusion from the list of nominees. Do you guys all really believe the Academy voters conspired to keep him off the list, or should you perhaps use a less loaded word?

I'm tired of reading, every awards season, that this person or that person was "snubbed." That's a whole lot of conspiracy nonsense, if you ask me. (Either that, or people are using the word "snub" without knowing what it means.)
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2:01PM on 01/25/2011
I believe most people using the word "snub" know exactly what the word means...which is why they chose to use it. In their opinion (an opinion I share), the academy refused to acknowledge the exceptional quality of work done by Chris Nolan as a director. They snubbed him. It is not a heavy or loaded concept. We're not saying the voters are trying to completely shut down Inception or Chris Nolan's career. We're saying that the voters, for whatever reason, ignored the amazing job Nolan did as a
I believe most people using the word "snub" know exactly what the word means...which is why they chose to use it. In their opinion (an opinion I share), the academy refused to acknowledge the exceptional quality of work done by Chris Nolan as a director. They snubbed him. It is not a heavy or loaded concept. We're not saying the voters are trying to completely shut down Inception or Chris Nolan's career. We're saying that the voters, for whatever reason, ignored the amazing job Nolan did as a director on a film that the academy recognized in a number of other categories.
2:12PM on 01/25/2011
The usage of the word is quite correct. They are deliberately voting for others. This may merely be their opinion of who's better, but it is still a deliberate act which, as IQuitMrWhite pointed out, shows that they are refusing to acknowledge his outstanding and exceptional work.
The usage of the word is quite correct. They are deliberately voting for others. This may merely be their opinion of who's better, but it is still a deliberate act which, as IQuitMrWhite pointed out, shows that they are refusing to acknowledge his outstanding and exceptional work.
1:38PM on 01/25/2011
How in the hell did "Alice In Wonderland" get nominated for best visuals over "Tron: Leagcy"? Seriously, "Alice" looked so damn fake and rubbery, and "Tron" looked much better! Also, does the Academy hate Nolan? What gives?
How in the hell did "Alice In Wonderland" get nominated for best visuals over "Tron: Leagcy"? Seriously, "Alice" looked so damn fake and rubbery, and "Tron" looked much better! Also, does the Academy hate Nolan? What gives?
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1:31PM on 01/25/2011
This is pretty much how i pictured the list. except inception for best director i would have thought been on there. and andrew garfield for best supporting actor was shocking. oh well christian bale will more than likely win it anyways
This is pretty much how i pictured the list. except inception for best director i would have thought been on there. and andrew garfield for best supporting actor was shocking. oh well christian bale will more than likely win it anyways
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1:29PM on 01/25/2011

I just realized ...

Where is Paul Giamatti's nomination ?
Where is Paul Giamatti's nomination ?
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1:27PM on 01/25/2011

Inception...

...was probably the most overrated film of the entire year. Yeah, fanboys/girls get wet over Nolan and he can do no wrong, but its Fincher's year bitches, deal with it.
...was probably the most overrated film of the entire year. Yeah, fanboys/girls get wet over Nolan and he can do no wrong, but its Fincher's year bitches, deal with it.
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1:34PM on 01/25/2011
I am not a Nolan fanboy- "Batman Begins" sucked, "The Prestige" was god awful, and "The Dark Knight", while good, is very overrated, but man, "Inception" was great.
I am not a Nolan fanboy- "Batman Begins" sucked, "The Prestige" was god awful, and "The Dark Knight", while good, is very overrated, but man, "Inception" was great.
2:56PM on 01/25/2011
Once again, overrated is a very subjective word. I thought Black Swan was overrated. But man, I loved Inception.
Once again, overrated is a very subjective word. I thought Black Swan was overrated. But man, I loved Inception.
9:35PM on 01/25/2011
people on her seriously overuse the word overrated & for the wrong reasons. I feel most of the hate on inception is because they did not understand the movie, you do kinda need a brain to understand it & Inception is a movie dat needs multiple viewings & that to me is a very good thing & the purpose of moviemaking. It does suck Nolan didnt get nominated but his time will come. Fincher has to win for sure this year.
people on her seriously overuse the word overrated & for the wrong reasons. I feel most of the hate on inception is because they did not understand the movie, you do kinda need a brain to understand it & Inception is a movie dat needs multiple viewings & that to me is a very good thing & the purpose of moviemaking. It does suck Nolan didnt get nominated but his time will come. Fincher has to win for sure this year.
1:25PM on 01/25/2011

John Hawkes

I was reading on some website stating that they were surprised John Hawkes was nominated for his Role in Winter's Bone. Out of all these nominations, I feel that John Hawkes was actually the most deserving. And I do agree with everyone here that Inception and Nolan was robbed.
I was reading on some website stating that they were surprised John Hawkes was nominated for his Role in Winter's Bone. Out of all these nominations, I feel that John Hawkes was actually the most deserving. And I do agree with everyone here that Inception and Nolan was robbed.
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1:24PM on 01/25/2011

Robert Duvall?!?!?!

Where's Duvall??!! He was EXCEPTIONAL in 'Get Low.' And really...two nominees for best make-up? Why even have the fucking category?
Where's Duvall??!! He was EXCEPTIONAL in 'Get Low.' And really...two nominees for best make-up? Why even have the fucking category?
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1:22PM on 01/25/2011
What is Christopher Nolan going to have to do to get a Best Director nomination. I am glad to see Winter's Bone nominated for Best Picturte though.
What is Christopher Nolan going to have to do to get a Best Director nomination. I am glad to see Winter's Bone nominated for Best Picturte though.
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1:17PM on 01/25/2011
The Town got snubbed for best film and best director? Damn!
The Town got snubbed for best film and best director? Damn!
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1:15PM on 01/25/2011
Not a Nolan fanboy.. I enjoy his movies, love some, dislike others. His snub is honestly a shame.
Not a Nolan fanboy.. I enjoy his movies, love some, dislike others. His snub is honestly a shame.
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1:12PM on 01/25/2011
Christopher Nolan's Best Director snub was a slap in the face. Plain and simple.
Christopher Nolan's Best Director snub was a slap in the face. Plain and simple.
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12:59PM on 01/25/2011
The Academy won't give Nolan credit because he creates big budget spectacles. Oh, wait, so does James Cameron....at least Nolan did get Pic and Script, though I don't know what other hoops he needs to jump through to get recognition from them. If I was Ben Affleck, however, I'd be pretty pissed.
The Academy won't give Nolan credit because he creates big budget spectacles. Oh, wait, so does James Cameron....at least Nolan did get Pic and Script, though I don't know what other hoops he needs to jump through to get recognition from them. If I was Ben Affleck, however, I'd be pretty pissed.
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12:43PM on 01/25/2011

TRON SNUBBED

Should have gotten best original score and art direction
Should have gotten best original score and art direction
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12:35PM on 01/25/2011
I'm going to invite the rage on this one: Nolan did not deserve the directing nod; his action and suspense scenes felt padded and empty, never severe or desperate - never human. Inception deserves other recognitions, but not direction. ok ... GO!

PS: Hurray for Hailee!
I'm going to invite the rage on this one: Nolan did not deserve the directing nod; his action and suspense scenes felt padded and empty, never severe or desperate - never human. Inception deserves other recognitions, but not direction. ok ... GO!

PS: Hurray for Hailee!
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1:01PM on 01/25/2011
Actually, I felt the exact opposite. The action scenes in Inception weren't overly reliant on cgi, which is one aspect of the film that made it feel more human, (to me anyways). The hallway fight scene is a perfect example of this. Another great example is the chase scene through Mombassa, which I thought was a cool nod to old school action flicks. For me, the action resonated in a sense of feeling suspenful, human, and desperate. There was nothing in this film to suggest the padded and
Actually, I felt the exact opposite. The action scenes in Inception weren't overly reliant on cgi, which is one aspect of the film that made it feel more human, (to me anyways). The hallway fight scene is a perfect example of this. Another great example is the chase scene through Mombassa, which I thought was a cool nod to old school action flicks. For me, the action resonated in a sense of feeling suspenful, human, and desperate. There was nothing in this film to suggest the padded and empty feel that action scenes from movies like transformers invoke. I do understand your criticism though because Nolan is mainly critiqued for being emotionally detached in his direction. I just happen to disagree with that criticism.
1:44PM on 01/25/2011
This was the biggest failure the Academy made this year. Nolan should have gotten a nod, no questions asked. His direction for Inception was simply brilliant. Even the Director's Guild (the authority in this field) named him as one of the five best directors of the year (the DGA also had the good sense to nominate him for TDK back when the Academy snubbed him before).
This was the biggest failure the Academy made this year. Nolan should have gotten a nod, no questions asked. His direction for Inception was simply brilliant. Even the Director's Guild (the authority in this field) named him as one of the five best directors of the year (the DGA also had the good sense to nominate him for TDK back when the Academy snubbed him before).
3:44PM on 01/25/2011
@psych: forgoing an abundance of CG doesn't automatically imply good action direction. The hallway fight scene felt like it left Levitt's character behind; there was no emotional content to any of the shooting and wrestling and "struggling". Just as when the subconscious initially came after them in the city - it felt like the characters' bodies were present, but not them. Nothing felt sudden or desperate or violent. Just because these scenes took place in an ambitious and cerebral movie
@psych: forgoing an abundance of CG doesn't automatically imply good action direction. The hallway fight scene felt like it left Levitt's character behind; there was no emotional content to any of the shooting and wrestling and "struggling". Just as when the subconscious initially came after them in the city - it felt like the characters' bodies were present, but not them. Nothing felt sudden or desperate or violent. Just because these scenes took place in an ambitious and cerebral movie does not automatically make them more resonant than a Bay or McG action scene. But I respect your contention and politeness.

@Hal No, it was not "simply brilliant"; people give out 'brilliance' way to easy when it comes to direction. He has a handle on scope, and atmosphere, but if you think Inception was 'brilliantly directed' then you need to up your standard. It was, all and all, well directed, but so were lots of movies this year. Just because the good direction belonged to a landmark film doesn't mean it's genius work. Nolan shines through in script more than he ever will behind the camera.

But I thank you both for disagreeing with explanations rather than thumbs alone.
4:08PM on 01/25/2011
Well, that's something we're going to have to completely disagree on, because he was "simply brilliant" in his direction and screenplay (he juggled the different layers in words and visuals with equal brilliance). It's rather hard to find a standard better than Nolan, so upping my standards would prove very difficult (Nolan, Tarantino, and Scorsese are, IMO, the best directors around today). I don't mean to sound like a prick, but I think you're going to quickly find that you're in the minority
Well, that's something we're going to have to completely disagree on, because he was "simply brilliant" in his direction and screenplay (he juggled the different layers in words and visuals with equal brilliance). It's rather hard to find a standard better than Nolan, so upping my standards would prove very difficult (Nolan, Tarantino, and Scorsese are, IMO, the best directors around today). I don't mean to sound like a prick, but I think you're going to quickly find that you're in the minority on this (as the thumbs are already starting to indicate).
5:06PM on 01/25/2011
Going to 'find out' I'm in the minority? Re-read the preface of my post.
In any case, you clearly find majority opinion (which has never been exaggerated or incorrect) better evidence for your argument than explaining why you think the way you do, which might actually be constructive. You don't sound like a prick; you sound like a smug Nolan fanboy who needs to watch more movies.
Going to 'find out' I'm in the minority? Re-read the preface of my post.
In any case, you clearly find majority opinion (which has never been exaggerated or incorrect) better evidence for your argument than explaining why you think the way you do, which might actually be constructive. You don't sound like a prick; you sound like a smug Nolan fanboy who needs to watch more movies.
5:42PM on 01/25/2011
Nowhere in my post did I say the majority opinion was evidence of any kind (what you're clearly seeing is not there), but I did say that Nolan handled his visuals quite well for such a multi-layered story. Seems like you didn't read my post. Yeah, because I find a director to have great talents in the field, I must be a "fanboy." Then this must also mean that a lot of directors have "fanboys" (I love the work of Kubrick, Scorsese, Kurosawa, etc. so I must be a "fanboy" for a lot of directors).
Nowhere in my post did I say the majority opinion was evidence of any kind (what you're clearly seeing is not there), but I did say that Nolan handled his visuals quite well for such a multi-layered story. Seems like you didn't read my post. Yeah, because I find a director to have great talents in the field, I must be a "fanboy." Then this must also mean that a lot of directors have "fanboys" (I love the work of Kubrick, Scorsese, Kurosawa, etc. so I must be a "fanboy" for a lot of directors). You say it as though it's a bad thing to be a fan of someone's work. Smug? After reading your posts here, I wouldn't be calling someone else "smug." I can accept that you don't like him, but you seem to be unable to accept that people find him to be a great director. As a film critic, I'm in a rather good position to make these judgments, so watching more movies will not be necessary.

C.K., I respect your opinion, and I don't want this to de-evolve into petty namecalling (the "smug Nolan fanboy" line was getting us there). I think we just have to disagree on the quality of direction for Inception, and leave it at that. I know there was pretty much no chance of him winning if he was nominated, I just wanted the Academy to at least acknowledge his skills as a director with the nomination (like the DGA, which can be seen as even more impressive).
9:30PM on 01/25/2011
"forgoing an abundance of CG doesn't automatically imply good action direction"
That is a very good point. I guess what made the action resonate for me was how slick it was and how it complimented the characters, (the hallway scene was slick and cool like Levitt's character Arthur). The character of Arthur wasn't really emotionally expressive, he was more of an intellectual and a hand to hand expert, which kind of explains why there wasn't a very desperate feeling to the action his character
"forgoing an abundance of CG doesn't automatically imply good action direction"
That is a very good point. I guess what made the action resonate for me was how slick it was and how it complimented the characters, (the hallway scene was slick and cool like Levitt's character Arthur). The character of Arthur wasn't really emotionally expressive, he was more of an intellectual and a hand to hand expert, which kind of explains why there wasn't a very desperate feeling to the action his character was invloved in. Arthur is a character that doesn't panic, he is always in control. The hallway scene is more about the cool factor and less about emotionally involving the audience in an action scene, I will admit that. However, take any action scene involing DiCaprio, Page, Murphy, Watanabe, or Hardy's character and the situation becomes much more dire and suspensful. There were several moments in the film where those character's fates seemed uncertain and I cared about what became of them. You always run the risk of disconnecting the audience from an emotional experiece with Heist films even if they happen to be unconvential heist films like Inception. However, I thought there were enough emotional and thought provoking moments in Inception to balance everything out. I'm not sure if you could make the action scenes in the film any more emotionally involving than they already are.
9:11AM on 01/26/2011
Psych - OK, I see what you mean there, and I guess that scene's coldness would reflect Levitt's character. Likewise, a very good point. I suppose my issue with it was that it seemed to occupy the crux of the centerpiece, event-wise (the important information went on 'deeper' down, if I remember correctly) and so should have felt dire even if the character was mostly cool headed. It might have been a good chance to draw out his 3rd dimension. And I will still argue that the action could have
Psych - OK, I see what you mean there, and I guess that scene's coldness would reflect Levitt's character. Likewise, a very good point. I suppose my issue with it was that it seemed to occupy the crux of the centerpiece, event-wise (the important information went on 'deeper' down, if I remember correctly) and so should have felt dire even if the character was mostly cool headed. It might have been a good chance to draw out his 3rd dimension. And I will still argue that the action could have been more useful to the story, but you've clearly established your contrary opinion well. Really, thanks for taking the time to explain why it worked for you. I'll watch it closer next time.

Hal, Saying someone handled words and visuals brilliantly is the claim, not the evidence. And informing me I will find myself in the minority for my opinion has some purpose, otherwise it wouldn't be there. Not everything in an argument is explicit; that doesn't make it unclear. And prefacing this with I don't want to sound like a prick, but" makes it sound like you want to go easy on me for my (apparently arbitrarily) minor opinions, which does make you sound smug. Perhaps I haven't been hugely humble, either, and perhaps the fanboy jab was unfair, but it amazes me how impossible it is to evenly discuss or argue against a favorite on this site. Nolan is a talented film maker, but I'm fucking tired of hearing him raised to godly degrees without being able to raise a word to the contrary, especially when people rarely discuss WHY. I plain disbelieve that so many people could know their stuff and think Inception was An Incredible Film. A healthy sense of criticism (alongside praise) might be more indicative of genuine appreciation (how often does anyone have a perfect experience at the movies? Film critics, er, Examiners included. ) I think he deserves to be recognized, too (especially for the things the Academy insists on recognizing otherwise) but I don't think it deserves a best director nod just because Inception is a high profile, high concept movie that got mostly great reviews. I will be more accepting of people's claims to his brilliance, genius and greatness, once they convey it with an even handed, conversationally apt voice that does not simply sound like 500 people issuing the same three generic praise labels. Psych is the first person I've ever discovered ready to argue his high regard for Nolan constructively, rather than defensively.
1:11PM on 01/26/2011
C.K. - I welcome opposing opinions, and thought I had explained why I find Nolan to be great adequately (true, it's a claim, but it's also the "why." The evidence is the film itself and the way it's so intricately put together.), but to go a little deeper, I find him to be a master storyteller (which is something that's very rare nowadays). Not only in his words can he tell a story that has never been seen before and can instigate fascinating discussion, but as the director, he is able to bring
C.K. - I welcome opposing opinions, and thought I had explained why I find Nolan to be great adequately (true, it's a claim, but it's also the "why." The evidence is the film itself and the way it's so intricately put together.), but to go a little deeper, I find him to be a master storyteller (which is something that's very rare nowadays). Not only in his words can he tell a story that has never been seen before and can instigate fascinating discussion, but as the director, he is able to bring all the little pieces of that story together for the screen in just the right ways to deliver an exciting and mentally stimulating time at the cinema. Looking back at your original claim of the "never severe or desperate, never human" action scenes, I'd have to disagree as well. To me, most of them did feel desperate, especially in the first layer when Yussef is being chased in the van. Perhaps the reason you felt these scenes were not human was because they were being chased + attacked by projections of the subconscious? Anyways, I hope that explains it a little better.

PS: Was that a jab at the Examiner? That's not the only one I write for, just the one I have the most control over.
8:17AM on 01/28/2011
Well thanks for taking the time to share all this despite the semi-angry tone we'd developed. I can at least see why you'd disagree with me now, and fair's fair enough. And yes, that was a jab at you being an examiner, but nothing mean spirited; I just had to try and bring you down from the 'actually I'm a film critic' defense. After all, so are lots of people who seem to know crap about movies. Anyway, thanks for seeing this through to a civil and useful conclusion.
P.S: "2001" rules.
Well thanks for taking the time to share all this despite the semi-angry tone we'd developed. I can at least see why you'd disagree with me now, and fair's fair enough. And yes, that was a jab at you being an examiner, but nothing mean spirited; I just had to try and bring you down from the 'actually I'm a film critic' defense. After all, so are lots of people who seem to know crap about movies. Anyway, thanks for seeing this through to a civil and useful conclusion.
P.S: "2001" rules.
12:30PM on 01/25/2011
SO FUCKING HAPPY John Hawkes got a nom
SO FUCKING HAPPY John Hawkes got a nom
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12:24PM on 01/25/2011

Inception got snubbed

inception got snubbed for both director and editing, I thought king's speech was an excellent movie but I didn't think the directing was all that special
inception got snubbed for both director and editing, I thought king's speech was an excellent movie but I didn't think the directing was all that special
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12:06PM on 01/25/2011

Not too bad

Nolan deserves a nom for Best Director, though and of course, Tron should've been a lockdown nom for effects. Inception should win that, though.

And I would've loved to see Ryan Reynold's get nominated for Buried or at least ONE nomination for it. The most criminally underrated and unseen movie of the year.
Nolan deserves a nom for Best Director, though and of course, Tron should've been a lockdown nom for effects. Inception should win that, though.

And I would've loved to see Ryan Reynold's get nominated for Buried or at least ONE nomination for it. The most criminally underrated and unseen movie of the year.
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1:27PM on 01/25/2011
I am with you all the way. Buried was a brilliant movie and Reynolds was terrific.
I am with you all the way. Buried was a brilliant movie and Reynolds was terrific.
12:04PM on 01/25/2011

"Social Network" & "Winters Bone?" Um, NO.

Both of those were hugely overrated flicks. They need to make a new award for Best Supporting-Supporting Actor as Helena Bonham Carter was barely in "Kings Speech." You compare just how much she was in it compared to Geoffery Rush & they aren't even close. So they're both supporting actors, yet he was in it probably triple the amount she was. It's just like when Dame Judi Dench won for being in "Shakespeare in Love" for all of like 8 minutes! It seems every year there is one film the Academy
Both of those were hugely overrated flicks. They need to make a new award for Best Supporting-Supporting Actor as Helena Bonham Carter was barely in "Kings Speech." You compare just how much she was in it compared to Geoffery Rush & they aren't even close. So they're both supporting actors, yet he was in it probably triple the amount she was. It's just like when Dame Judi Dench won for being in "Shakespeare in Love" for all of like 8 minutes! It seems every year there is one film the Academy drools over & nobody guesses happens to be "Winters Bone." I enjoyed it but does it deserve all the accolades? I guess the best thing is now people will finally be wondering just who John Hawkes is & I'm glad for that! It's about time he gets his due. This should be a pretty easy year to guess who's going to win. There must be something wrong when an animated film is nominated for Best Picture, no matter how good it was. Sorry "Toy Story 3" stay in the "Animated Film category. Did we really need 10 best picture nominees? No we did not.
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1:09PM on 01/25/2011
A good movie is a good movie. Animated or not.
A good movie is a good movie. Animated or not.
12:02PM on 01/25/2011
Like others have said, it's pretty much what was expected, except for Javier getting a Best Actor nod, which I never saw coming. I bet Jacki Weaver will surprise everyone and win Supporting Actress, though.

Anyway, most of the obvious issues have already been brought up (Nolan, Daft Punk, Steinfeld etc.), but I take some solace in the hope that they may just give the "Here's a Boatload of Statues for the Whole Trilogy Award" to Dark Knight Rises as they did with Return of the King and
Like others have said, it's pretty much what was expected, except for Javier getting a Best Actor nod, which I never saw coming. I bet Jacki Weaver will surprise everyone and win Supporting Actress, though.

Anyway, most of the obvious issues have already been brought up (Nolan, Daft Punk, Steinfeld etc.), but I take some solace in the hope that they may just give the "Here's a Boatload of Statues for the Whole Trilogy Award" to Dark Knight Rises as they did with Return of the King and finally give Nolan his for Directing.
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11:57AM on 01/25/2011
It's been well established that half of oscar nominations are political; not just who is or isn't nominated, but also in what category they're nominated in. If Hailee Steinfeld had been up for Best Actress, there would be no chance for her. Yes, Bridges should be in the Best Supporting category and she in Best Lead category, but politically that wasn't advantageous to either of them. With that said, I hope Steinfeld wins and as much as I love John Hawkes- that nomination is the biggest bunch of
It's been well established that half of oscar nominations are political; not just who is or isn't nominated, but also in what category they're nominated in. If Hailee Steinfeld had been up for Best Actress, there would be no chance for her. Yes, Bridges should be in the Best Supporting category and she in Best Lead category, but politically that wasn't advantageous to either of them. With that said, I hope Steinfeld wins and as much as I love John Hawkes- that nomination is the biggest bunch of bullshit ever. Where the hell is Andrew Garfield?
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11:48AM on 01/25/2011
It's pretty much what you'd expect, no real surprises. I'll wait for the Golden Schmoes, when the REAL best films of the year are nominated and actually have a chance of winning.

As for Christopher Nolan, I really don't think its anything to get upset over. Look at the people who were nominated, they all deserve to be there.
It's pretty much what you'd expect, no real surprises. I'll wait for the Golden Schmoes, when the REAL best films of the year are nominated and actually have a chance of winning.

As for Christopher Nolan, I really don't think its anything to get upset over. Look at the people who were nominated, they all deserve to be there.
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11:44AM on 01/25/2011
No Nolan for Best Director?
No Nolan for Best Director?
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11:38AM on 01/25/2011
oh yeah, and why did the academy ruloe out scott pilgrim and tron for best visual effects, they were far better than iron man 2 and harry potter.
oh yeah, and why did the academy ruloe out scott pilgrim and tron for best visual effects, they were far better than iron man 2 and harry potter.
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12:23PM on 01/25/2011
maybe its just me, but Alice in Wonderland didnt even look that great. i agree with you.
maybe its just me, but Alice in Wonderland didnt even look that great. i agree with you.
11:37AM on 01/25/2011
If the academy overlooks Inception for original screenplay, then i'll be pissed. It was one of the most original movies of the year and the screenplay was nothing short of brilliant
If the academy overlooks Inception for original screenplay, then i'll be pissed. It was one of the most original movies of the year and the screenplay was nothing short of brilliant
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11:48AM on 01/25/2011
Well... it was something short of brilliant.
Well... it was something short of brilliant.
11:32AM on 01/25/2011
This is about what I expected. Yes, I'm disappointed there's no Director nom for Nolan and the snubs to Andrew Garfield and Daft Punk's score... but it's what I expect from an award ceremony that takes 30 years to get Scorsese a statue. I'm just happy to see John Hawkes and Jacki Weaver weren't overlooked.
This is about what I expected. Yes, I'm disappointed there's no Director nom for Nolan and the snubs to Andrew Garfield and Daft Punk's score... but it's what I expect from an award ceremony that takes 30 years to get Scorsese a statue. I'm just happy to see John Hawkes and Jacki Weaver weren't overlooked.
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11:31AM on 01/25/2011
And no Inception for editing? I had a feeling Nolan wouldn't get in for directing, but the editing made the film.
And no Inception for editing? I had a feeling Nolan wouldn't get in for directing, but the editing made the film.
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11:29AM on 01/25/2011
And out of all those great films nominated, the one piece of shit film with an agenda will probably win Best Picture because the Academy is a fucking joke.

That's right, The Kids Are All Right is going to win it just based on subject matter alone. Because the Academy are dicks like that.

The Town deserved it's spot, it certainly deserves more recognition than that movie for sure. Best Pic no, but god damn I hate this show.

How can you completely ignore something like Tron? No VFX nod,
And out of all those great films nominated, the one piece of shit film with an agenda will probably win Best Picture because the Academy is a fucking joke.

That's right, The Kids Are All Right is going to win it just based on subject matter alone. Because the Academy are dicks like that.

The Town deserved it's spot, it certainly deserves more recognition than that movie for sure. Best Pic no, but god damn I hate this show.

How can you completely ignore something like Tron? No VFX nod, but Hereafter gets a nod? REALLY? That's the BEST you could come up with for that category? Or the fact Daft Punk gets snubbed for Score? I'm not falling for this bullshit again and refuse to watch this award show. Here's hoping those who deserve their respective awards actually get their due justice and win
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11:23AM on 01/25/2011
Andrew Garfield and Ryan Gosling got snubbed hard. Gosling I figured cause movies like Blue Valentine always get slept on but Garfield couldn't jump on The Social Network train? Fuck, man. I guess Jeff Bridges really needed those back to back nominations for movies he wasn't even that great in. Not to hate on Bridges, he's a terrific actor and probably one of the coolest guys around, but he deserved it for "Lebowski" not for a drunk he could play in his sleep.
Andrew Garfield and Ryan Gosling got snubbed hard. Gosling I figured cause movies like Blue Valentine always get slept on but Garfield couldn't jump on The Social Network train? Fuck, man. I guess Jeff Bridges really needed those back to back nominations for movies he wasn't even that great in. Not to hate on Bridges, he's a terrific actor and probably one of the coolest guys around, but he deserved it for "Lebowski" not for a drunk he could play in his sleep.
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11:53AM on 01/25/2011
You do realize that a) Bridges doesn't tell people how to vote and B) Garfield would have gotten a Best Support nom if anything. I don't think it's fair to single out Bridges for the Academy's failings as a whole.
You do realize that a) Bridges doesn't tell people how to vote and B) Garfield would have gotten a Best Support nom if anything. I don't think it's fair to single out Bridges for the Academy's failings as a whole.
11:22AM on 01/25/2011
Pretty solid picks. There's no reason to nitpick because not all of your favorites got nominated.

The biggest complaint I'm hearing is that Nolan didn't get a Best Director nom. But look who's up there: The Coen brothers, Aronofsky, and Fincher. No way Nolan could've beat any of them out. The King's Speech is obviously a big favorite here so it of course gets Tom Hoopers a nomination. The only chance Nolan had was if the Academy snubbed Russell, but to be honest, The Fighter was fantastic.
Pretty solid picks. There's no reason to nitpick because not all of your favorites got nominated.

The biggest complaint I'm hearing is that Nolan didn't get a Best Director nom. But look who's up there: The Coen brothers, Aronofsky, and Fincher. No way Nolan could've beat any of them out. The King's Speech is obviously a big favorite here so it of course gets Tom Hoopers a nomination. The only chance Nolan had was if the Academy snubbed Russell, but to be honest, The Fighter was fantastic.

While Inception had an engaging story and breathtaking visuals, take those away and you get film direction on par with all of the others.

Oh and as for The Town? Most overrated film of the year and a complete letdown.
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11:22AM on 01/25/2011
And out of all those great films nominated, the one piece of shit film with an agenda will probably win Best Picture because the Academy is a fucking joke.

That's right, The Kids Are All Right is going to win it just based on subject matter alone. Because the Academy are dicks like that.

The Town deserved it's spot, it certainly deserves more recognition than that movie for sure. Best Pic no, but god damn I hate this show.

How can you completely ignore something like Tron? No VFX nod,
And out of all those great films nominated, the one piece of shit film with an agenda will probably win Best Picture because the Academy is a fucking joke.

That's right, The Kids Are All Right is going to win it just based on subject matter alone. Because the Academy are dicks like that.

The Town deserved it's spot, it certainly deserves more recognition than that movie for sure. Best Pic no, but god damn I hate this show.

How can you completely ignore something like Tron? No VFX nod, but Hereafter gets a nod? REALLY? That's the BEST you could come up with for that category? Or the fact Daft Punk gets snubbed for Score? I'm not falling for this bullshit again and refuse to watch this award show. Here's hoping those who deserve their respective awards actually get their due justice and win
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11:08AM on 01/25/2011

WTF??? THE ACADEMY IS SHIT

NO ANDREW GARFIELD FOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN THE SOCIAL NETWORK??? THE ACADEMY SUCKS FUCKING COCK!!! ITS THE MOST PRETENTIOUS, CORRUPT, AND STUPID THING AND ITS HELD AT SUCH A HIGH REGARD...EVEN THOUGH THE PEOPLE WHO DESERVE IT NEVER WIN???? THIS IS BULLSHIT, THE ACADEMY SUCKS AGAIN
NO ANDREW GARFIELD FOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN THE SOCIAL NETWORK??? THE ACADEMY SUCKS FUCKING COCK!!! ITS THE MOST PRETENTIOUS, CORRUPT, AND STUPID THING AND ITS HELD AT SUCH A HIGH REGARD...EVEN THOUGH THE PEOPLE WHO DESERVE IT NEVER WIN???? THIS IS BULLSHIT, THE ACADEMY SUCKS AGAIN
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11:23AM on 01/25/2011
Somebody's gettin green!!!!
Somebody's gettin green!!!!
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11:07AM on 01/25/2011

Nolan

Nolan really got snubbed in the BEST DIRECTOR category. He should be nominated instead of the Coens who delivered a great movie with True Grit, but its nothing new. Inception was more ambitious and original for a director. Also Inception should be nominated for EDITING instead of The King's Speech. The King's Speech would do just fine with 11 Noms, it doesn't need a 12th for its editing...bogus!
Nolan really got snubbed in the BEST DIRECTOR category. He should be nominated instead of the Coens who delivered a great movie with True Grit, but its nothing new. Inception was more ambitious and original for a director. Also Inception should be nominated for EDITING instead of The King's Speech. The King's Speech would do just fine with 11 Noms, it doesn't need a 12th for its editing...bogus!
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11:06AM on 01/25/2011

I'm late to the party...

I agree with almost everyone that's commented already...

Nolan for best director.
Steinfeld for best actress.
Garfield for best supporting actor.
Tron for best vfx and score.
Inception for best editing.
blah blah blah...

we all know were still gonna watch it anyway lol
I agree with almost everyone that's commented already...

Nolan for best director.
Steinfeld for best actress.
Garfield for best supporting actor.
Tron for best vfx and score.
Inception for best editing.
blah blah blah...

we all know were still gonna watch it anyway lol
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10:59AM on 01/25/2011
Two things make me very happy about those nominations:
Hailee Steinfeld for Best Supporting Actress (Though she should have been nominated as lead)
Incendies for Best Foreign Language Film
Two things make me very happy about those nominations:
Hailee Steinfeld for Best Supporting Actress (Though she should have been nominated as lead)
Incendies for Best Foreign Language Film
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10:48AM on 01/25/2011

Hate 2 things here...

1) Having 10 movies for Best pic...that's bullshit

2) Embedded videos that auto-play...fuck "livestream"!
1) Having 10 movies for Best pic...that's bullshit

2) Embedded videos that auto-play...fuck "livestream"!
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10:44AM on 01/25/2011
No Best Picture for Pirahna 3D.

Shit.
No Best Picture for Pirahna 3D.

Shit.
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10:42AM on 01/25/2011

Creepy

The kid in the video that's happy about Harry Potter because "it's good to know that there are magical people in the world" cracks me up.
The kid in the video that's happy about Harry Potter because "it's good to know that there are magical people in the world" cracks me up.
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10:41AM on 01/25/2011

Hailee Steinfeld for best supporting?

its not like the movie started with her, or ended with her... i mean she wasnt even in every single scene.

oh wait...
its not like the movie started with her, or ended with her... i mean she wasnt even in every single scene.

oh wait...
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10:37AM on 01/25/2011
Ignoring the obvious idiocy of snubbing Nolan for Best Director, (Also no editing nom? The hotel/bridge sequence alone deserved one), hopefully he'll get best original screenplay now that Social Network is in Adapted.
I'm irked at all the people who were confused about it saying it had 'no heart' simply because they didn't pay attention to dialogue or were outraged by the fact the movie expected them to keep up.
Ignoring the obvious idiocy of snubbing Nolan for Best Director, (Also no editing nom? The hotel/bridge sequence alone deserved one), hopefully he'll get best original screenplay now that Social Network is in Adapted.
I'm irked at all the people who were confused about it saying it had 'no heart' simply because they didn't pay attention to dialogue or were outraged by the fact the movie expected them to keep up.
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10:29AM on 01/25/2011
I can't help but think that Winter's Bone is overrated and The Town should take it's best picture nominee.
I can't help but think that Winter's Bone is overrated and The Town should take it's best picture nominee.
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10:21AM on 01/25/2011

Nolan Will Rise Again...

Don't worry Mr. Nolan, just kick back, relax, let Aronofsky, Russell, Hooper, Fincher or the Coen's collect that gold statue.

Come midnight on July 20th, 2012...their tarnished paperweight will mean very little overall compared to what you & your team will have created.

A trilogy that will be remembered.
A 3rd chapter that will outgross every 2010 Best Director's nominated film 5 times over.
A Movie made for the massess, for the world-wide audience...for the FANS!
Don't worry Mr. Nolan, just kick back, relax, let Aronofsky, Russell, Hooper, Fincher or the Coen's collect that gold statue.

Come midnight on July 20th, 2012...their tarnished paperweight will mean very little overall compared to what you & your team will have created.

A trilogy that will be remembered.
A 3rd chapter that will outgross every 2010 Best Director's nominated film 5 times over.
A Movie made for the massess, for the world-wide audience...for the FANS!
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11:02AM on 01/25/2011
Amen!
Amen!
1:33PM on 01/25/2011
I would like to like what you wrote, but it sounds so lame and fanboyish, I just cant help but laugh.
I would like to like what you wrote, but it sounds so lame and fanboyish, I just cant help but laugh.
6:53PM on 01/25/2011
agree neo
agree neo
10:16AM on 01/25/2011
Glad to see The Wolfman get a nom for make-up and John Hawkes for sup. actor!
Glad to see The Wolfman get a nom for make-up and John Hawkes for sup. actor!
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10:07AM on 01/25/2011

Happy enough with this year's nominees, but...

No Tron: Legacy for Visual Effects? Odd...
No Tron: Legacy for Visual Effects? Odd...
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10:05AM on 01/25/2011

What A joke

How on earth does Tron not get nominated for best score and best visual effectts??? The score from Tron gives me goose bumps every time I hear it. Every year its like the academy is try to make themselves look stupid and every year I end up watching less and less. The academy should be ashamed. FOR SHAME!!
How on earth does Tron not get nominated for best score and best visual effectts??? The score from Tron gives me goose bumps every time I hear it. Every year its like the academy is try to make themselves look stupid and every year I end up watching less and less. The academy should be ashamed. FOR SHAME!!
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10:03AM on 01/25/2011

christopher nolan

why wasn't nolan nominated for best director?
why wasn't nolan nominated for best director?
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10:00AM on 01/25/2011

Some Good Some Bad

Pretty good list, but some questionable choices.

For instance, no Best Picture for The Town and no Best Director for Nolan for Inception.

I am glad to see The Kids Are All Right getting nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. It was a great film. Also glad to see Franco and Renner both getting a nomination for 127 Hours and The Town.
Pretty good list, but some questionable choices.

For instance, no Best Picture for The Town and no Best Director for Nolan for Inception.

I am glad to see The Kids Are All Right getting nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. It was a great film. Also glad to see Franco and Renner both getting a nomination for 127 Hours and The Town.
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10:00AM on 01/25/2011

The Usual.....

Sad Nolan didn't get best director, happy he got it for Screenplay.....Sad for Scott Pilgrim for VFX and Sound, Happy for 127 getting score and song...and gutted for Andrew Garfield...Overall: The Usual!!
Sad Nolan didn't get best director, happy he got it for Screenplay.....Sad for Scott Pilgrim for VFX and Sound, Happy for 127 getting score and song...and gutted for Andrew Garfield...Overall: The Usual!!
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9:57AM on 01/25/2011
That's odd. Only two movies utilized makeup and only four featured an original song. And that barrage of sound from the attached video makes this oh so convenient for dicking off at work. LOL
That's odd. Only two movies utilized makeup and only four featured an original song. And that barrage of sound from the attached video makes this oh so convenient for dicking off at work. LOL
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9:56AM on 01/25/2011

It could have been worse.

Still, Nolan was robbed of a nomination for best directing, as well as Tron for best visual effects and best soundtrack (the best score of the year, IMO). And "The Social Network" is up for best cinematography!? Really!? I though the movie looked bland as shit -- cinematographically speaking, that is --, at times with the image being too dark and poorly lighted.
Still, Nolan was robbed of a nomination for best directing, as well as Tron for best visual effects and best soundtrack (the best score of the year, IMO). And "The Social Network" is up for best cinematography!? Really!? I though the movie looked bland as shit -- cinematographically speaking, that is --, at times with the image being too dark and poorly lighted.
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10:05AM on 01/25/2011
Social Network Cinematography was great. Fincher previous works like Zodiac and Fight Club had same kind of lighting...
Social Network Cinematography was great. Fincher previous works like Zodiac and Fight Club had same kind of lighting...
10:12AM on 01/25/2011
That may be, KaytheKing, but they weren't nominated for best cinematography, now were they?
That may be, KaytheKing, but they weren't nominated for best cinematography, now were they?
10:15AM on 01/25/2011
But they damn well should have been.
But they damn well should have been.
10:19AM on 01/25/2011
Can you guys develop on why it deserves the nomination? Especifically.
Can you guys develop on why it deserves the nomination? Especifically.
9:51PM on 01/25/2011
one word on why the social network got nominated..realism as Fincher did not want this movie to look so Hollywood. Try watching the special features for once.
one word on why the social network got nominated..realism as Fincher did not want this movie to look so Hollywood. Try watching the special features for once.
9:56AM on 01/25/2011
I'm happy with most of the nominations. The 10 Best Picture nominees are definitely the 10 best movies of 2010.

The good: Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone, Best Score - How To Train Your Dragon, and no Burlesque bullshit in the Best Song category.

The bad: Christopher Nolan snubbed for Best Director, Hailee Steinfeld getting a Supporting Actress nomination when she carried that entire movie (ageists), and Alice In Wonderland getting a Visual Effects nomination over Tron...how the fuck
I'm happy with most of the nominations. The 10 Best Picture nominees are definitely the 10 best movies of 2010.

The good: Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone, Best Score - How To Train Your Dragon, and no Burlesque bullshit in the Best Song category.

The bad: Christopher Nolan snubbed for Best Director, Hailee Steinfeld getting a Supporting Actress nomination when she carried that entire movie (ageists), and Alice In Wonderland getting a Visual Effects nomination over Tron...how the fuck does that make sense.
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9:51AM on 01/25/2011
The nominations are fine by me but I'm baffled that Tron: Legacy isn't nominated for Best Visual Effects. Come on!!!
The nominations are fine by me but I'm baffled that Tron: Legacy isn't nominated for Best Visual Effects. Come on!!!
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9:47AM on 01/25/2011

Pretty good...

A pretty good list and most of the bigger awards have obvious winners for sure.

STILL....not happy that Nolan was snubbed for Best Director, Daft Punk were snubbed for Best Original Score and TRON didn't get a Best VFX nomination. It had the most stunning FX of 2010.

Not nominating TRON is like not nominating AVATAR for FX. I'll bet the FX heads for TRON will go out of their fucking minds. I would.
A pretty good list and most of the bigger awards have obvious winners for sure.

STILL....not happy that Nolan was snubbed for Best Director, Daft Punk were snubbed for Best Original Score and TRON didn't get a Best VFX nomination. It had the most stunning FX of 2010.

Not nominating TRON is like not nominating AVATAR for FX. I'll bet the FX heads for TRON will go out of their fucking minds. I would.
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9:43AM on 01/25/2011
Forgive me if I sound like an idiot but why is Toy Story 3 nominated for adapted screenplay? is it because it is a sequel?
Forgive me if I sound like an idiot but why is Toy Story 3 nominated for adapted screenplay? is it because it is a sequel?
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10:24AM on 01/25/2011
Sadly, yes. It's as dumb as that...
Sadly, yes. It's as dumb as that...
9:41AM on 01/25/2011

One obvious winner

One thing is for sure, Toy Story 3 is taking the best animated film Oscar.
One thing is for sure, Toy Story 3 is taking the best animated film Oscar.
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9:38AM on 01/25/2011

DUSTIN!!

Everyone is in a tussle about the academy screwing people, they gave freaking DUSTIN from kenny powers an oscar nom for winters bone, that is AWESOME!
Everyone is in a tussle about the academy screwing people, they gave freaking DUSTIN from kenny powers an oscar nom for winters bone, that is AWESOME!
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9:33AM on 01/25/2011

DUSTIN!!

Everyone is in a tussle about the academy screwing people, they gave freaking DUSTIN from kenny powers an oscar nom for winters bone, that is AWESOME!
Everyone is in a tussle about the academy screwing people, they gave freaking DUSTIN from kenny powers an oscar nom for winters bone, that is AWESOME!
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9:29AM on 01/25/2011

DUSTIN!!

Everyone is in a tussle about the academy screwing people, they gave freaking DUSTIN from kenny powers an oscar nom for winters bone, that is AWESOME!
Everyone is in a tussle about the academy screwing people, they gave freaking DUSTIN from kenny powers an oscar nom for winters bone, that is AWESOME!
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9:28AM on 01/25/2011

HTTYD

I'm glad 'How to Train Your Dragon' got nominated, along with it's score. It was the best score of the year.
I'm glad 'How to Train Your Dragon' got nominated, along with it's score. It was the best score of the year.
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9:17AM on 01/25/2011
Man oh man. What a fuck-up for the Academy. It's hard to take them seriously when they don't nominate the best film for certain categories. Their big fuck-ups that I've noticed so far are not nominating Nolan for Director, Inception for Film Editing, and Daft Punk for Original Score. The BP noms were exactly as expected. There was only one slot that was undetermined with it going to either The Town or Winter's Bone, and sadly the Academy made yet another mistake there. That didn't really matter
Man oh man. What a fuck-up for the Academy. It's hard to take them seriously when they don't nominate the best film for certain categories. Their big fuck-ups that I've noticed so far are not nominating Nolan for Director, Inception for Film Editing, and Daft Punk for Original Score. The BP noms were exactly as expected. There was only one slot that was undetermined with it going to either The Town or Winter's Bone, and sadly the Academy made yet another mistake there. That didn't really matter that much though as the race is only between The King's Speech and The Social Network. The PGA gave King's Speech their top prize and, in their history, they've agreed with the Academy's Best Picture winner 2/3 of the time, so it'll be an interesting race. My faith in the Academy continues to dwindle though, so let's hope that they can at least choose the best from what they managed to get right.
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9:13AM on 01/25/2011
How can Tron not be up for VFX and Soundtrack?!
How can Tron not be up for VFX and Soundtrack?!
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9:08AM on 01/25/2011
And also, wasn't a fan of the movie, but Shutter Island not getting nominated for Best Editing and Best Art Direction is pretty criminal.

You don't have to just cram all the nominations in just a handful of movies.
And also, wasn't a fan of the movie, but Shutter Island not getting nominated for Best Editing and Best Art Direction is pretty criminal.

You don't have to just cram all the nominations in just a handful of movies.
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9:08AM on 01/25/2011

The fuck was Toy Story 3 adapted from?

And since when does being THE MAIN CHARACTER OF TRUE GRIT get you nominated for SUPPORTING ACTRESS?
And since when does being THE MAIN CHARACTER OF TRUE GRIT get you nominated for SUPPORTING ACTRESS?
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9:21AM on 01/25/2011
Sequels are considered adaptations.
Sequels are considered adaptations.
9:28AM on 01/25/2011
Every sequel's script is considered as an adaptation, since the characters and the world is not original.
Every sequel's script is considered as an adaptation, since the characters and the world is not original.
9:36AM on 01/25/2011
it was the same with John Wayne in the original True Grit, he won for best actor in a leading role. i dont even think Darby was nominated back then. Steinfeld did a much better job though
it was the same with John Wayne in the original True Grit, he won for best actor in a leading role. i dont even think Darby was nominated back then. Steinfeld did a much better job though
9:07AM on 01/25/2011

Why do I care anymore

And out of all those great films nominated, the one piece of shit film with an agenda will probably win Best Picture because the Academy is a fucking joke.

That's right, The Kids Are All Right is going to win it just based on subject matter alone. Because the Academy are dicks like that.

The Town deserved it's spot, it certainly deserves more recognition than that movie for sure. Best Pic no, but god damn I hate this show.
How can you completely ignore something like Tron? No VFX nod,
And out of all those great films nominated, the one piece of shit film with an agenda will probably win Best Picture because the Academy is a fucking joke.

That's right, The Kids Are All Right is going to win it just based on subject matter alone. Because the Academy are dicks like that.

The Town deserved it's spot, it certainly deserves more recognition than that movie for sure. Best Pic no, but god damn I hate this show.
How can you completely ignore something like Tron? No VFX nod, but Hereafter gets a nod? REALLY? That's the BEST you could come up with for that category? Or the fact Daft Punk gets snubbed for Score?
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9:06AM on 01/25/2011
I'm pleased. Winter's Bone was a acting piecedoesn't deserve all the accolades, but... I'm not complaining. The real things I'm upset by are Mark Wahlberg and Andrew Garfield not getting nominated.
I'm pleased. Winter's Bone was a acting piecedoesn't deserve all the accolades, but... I'm not complaining. The real things I'm upset by are Mark Wahlberg and Andrew Garfield not getting nominated.
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9:01AM on 01/25/2011

ugh

Fuck the Oscars. Nolan not getting nominated? What the hell. Didn't they change the amount of Best Picture nominees because of the outcry when Nolan and "TDK" weren't nominated. Guess they don't learn from their stupid mistakes. Fuck-ups. I predict the lowest rated year ever for the Oscars, and rightfully so. Cunts.
Fuck the Oscars. Nolan not getting nominated? What the hell. Didn't they change the amount of Best Picture nominees because of the outcry when Nolan and "TDK" weren't nominated. Guess they don't learn from their stupid mistakes. Fuck-ups. I predict the lowest rated year ever for the Oscars, and rightfully so. Cunts.
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8:48AM on 01/25/2011
Great that John Hawkes and Geoffrey Rush got some much needed attention and very happy for Eisenberg but I can't believe that Nolan was snubbed for best director. Seriously?

And The Town only got one nom? Daft Punk snubbed? Inception didn't get an Editing nom? Harry Potter snubbed for cinematography? Andrew Garfield and/or Armie Hammer snubbed for supporting actor? Etc.

Those are the ones that stick out. So some good, some bad. As expected.
Great that John Hawkes and Geoffrey Rush got some much needed attention and very happy for Eisenberg but I can't believe that Nolan was snubbed for best director. Seriously?

And The Town only got one nom? Daft Punk snubbed? Inception didn't get an Editing nom? Harry Potter snubbed for cinematography? Andrew Garfield and/or Armie Hammer snubbed for supporting actor? Etc.

Those are the ones that stick out. So some good, some bad. As expected.
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8:47AM on 01/25/2011

Just as expected

Good to see Jennifer Lawrence up for Best Actress. Why was Hailee Steinfeld nominated in Best Supporting category? I felt her part was much more than just a supporting one, A bit surprised to see Jeremy Renner, don't get me wrong he was great in The Town but didn't see that one coming

Cool to see Inception getting Best Screenplay and Best Film nods though it won't win either.
Good to see Jennifer Lawrence up for Best Actress. Why was Hailee Steinfeld nominated in Best Supporting category? I felt her part was much more than just a supporting one, A bit surprised to see Jeremy Renner, don't get me wrong he was great in The Town but didn't see that one coming

Cool to see Inception getting Best Screenplay and Best Film nods though it won't win either.
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8:38AM on 01/25/2011

Do we need to be reminded that Mo'Nique won an award?

Say what you want about that movie, but it's like when Cher won an Oscar. CHEEEERRRRR!
Say what you want about that movie, but it's like when Cher won an Oscar. CHEEEERRRRR!
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8:13AM on 01/25/2011
Isn't the rule that you can't submit the same film for BOTH best picture and best animated?
Isn't the rule that you can't submit the same film for BOTH best picture and best animated?
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8:30AM on 01/25/2011
No. Beauty and the Beast got nominated for Best Picture in 1991 (but Best Animated picture didn't exist back then, they just gave honorary Oscars to Walt Disney and shit...). But most importantly, UP got nominated for both Best Animated Pic and Best Pic last year. So there ^^
No. Beauty and the Beast got nominated for Best Picture in 1991 (but Best Animated picture didn't exist back then, they just gave honorary Oscars to Walt Disney and shit...). But most importantly, UP got nominated for both Best Animated Pic and Best Pic last year. So there ^^
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8:11AM on 01/25/2011
if Colin Firth, James Franco, and Jeff Bridges aren't up for best actor, it will be a crime. same thing goes for no Nolan for best director.
if Colin Firth, James Franco, and Jeff Bridges aren't up for best actor, it will be a crime. same thing goes for no Nolan for best director.
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7:49AM on 01/25/2011

Pun

It seems the Oscar Buzz around Toy Story 3 (get it ?) has died down a little bit. I'm not even confident it'll get a Best Picture Nom (even though I reckon it should WIN the friggin' award !)
It seems the Oscar Buzz around Toy Story 3 (get it ?) has died down a little bit. I'm not even confident it'll get a Best Picture Nom (even though I reckon it should WIN the friggin' award !)
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