I controlled myself from using the gif above in the Golden Globes post because I was hoping it could be better served if Leo got an Oscar nomination. AND HE DID!!!!!! I am so happy. I could barely sit through my first French class (Salut everyone).
As usual, the rest of the nominations are a mixed bag. For every Gravity nomination, there is an American Hustle nomination, literally. They each bagged 10 nominations followed by the 9 of 12 Years A Slave. Lee Daniels' The Butler got nothing, so yaay!
Expectations Vs Reality
Best Film: 9 out of 9- Really have to see this Philomania (yaay Steve Coogan's an Oscar nominee)
Best Director: 5 out of 5- Paul Greengrass was phenomenal so it's sad not to see him here.
Best Actress: 5 out of 5- Meryl Streep has 18 acting nominations now.
Best Actor: 4 out of 5- LEOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Did not expect the Bale nomination and that Tam Honks would get snubbed. I was so looking forward to writing Tam Honks throughout this award season.
Best Supporting Actress: 4/5 out of 5- since I did mention JLaw but it was more of a plea for her not to get nominated. I still love her but man, the backlash is going to be brutal.
Best Supporting Actor: 5 out of 5- Sad about no Franco but hellz yeah for Hill and Fassy (!!!!) getting nominated.
Best Original Screenplay: 4 out of 5- Forgot about Dallas Buyers Club.
Best Adapted Screenplay: 4 out of 5- Didn't predict Philomania but yaay for Coogan again. And the Before Midnight team, duhs.
- Dallas Buyers Club got a nomination for editing? What?
- No Stories We Tell :( I get that 2013 was an exceptional year for documentaries and I am going to watch as many of then as I can, but Sarah Polley's exploration of family and memories is so universal and touching, I really thought it had a chance.
- Happy about The Grandmaster's cinematography and costume design nominations. Of course, Lubezki ought to win the former, but gosh, the clothes in the movie were lovely!
- Of course films like Frances Ha, Spring Breakers and Stoker get nothing. Duh.
- So happy for Barkhad Abdi. Inspirational stuff.
- Yaay Karen O. and Arcade Fire are Oscar nominees!!
- Pacific Rim didn't get nominated for Best Visual Effects? What the fucking hell? These people deserve to be eaten by kaijus.
And that's it. Au revoir and bonne nuit!
I'm so happy for Abdi too. I saw him on Conan and he is such a lovely guy.ReplyDelete
He does some awesome. Very happy for him.Delete
Pacific Rim didn't get nominated for visual effects but The Lone Ranger did? FUCKING BULLSHIT!!!!ReplyDelete
Pretty much. Did they not see the same movie as us?Delete
lol that gif never gets old. i actually really loved dallas buyers club, like REALLY. i am sooo happy for barkhad too!ReplyDelete
I thought it was a nice movie :)
Yeah Im pretty F***ing stoked that Karen O got an Oscar Nom. Congrats to Leo getting the nom. I thought his role would be too risque for Academy voters but Im guessing since they messed up for not giving him a nod for Django Unchained. They are making it up this yearReplyDelete
Well, I'm glad they are. Not nominating him for the best performance of his career would have been too cruel even for them.Delete
That Wolf of Wall Street scene killed me, I adore Leo so damn muchReplyDelete
Yep, agreed :)Delete
I actually expected Frances Ha to get nominated, it's so loved by everyone. And the script is great! And how is this not some of the best cinematography of the year?: http://capturedframe.tumblr.com/post/73327204016ReplyDelete
Naa it's too "small" for Academy.Delete
I don't know, man. It's insane :/
You darling woman, I love the photos!ReplyDelete
I also like your picks, and agree that the SFX category is really screwy. I honestly have a bit of cynicism towards the Academy, although it has been waning over the last several years.
I'm sorry I've been such a stranger, but work has had me over a barrel lately - I've barely been able to keep up with my own writing. At the very least, though, I can now spend a bit over the next two days catching up on your posts... The benefits of an 8-10 inch snowfall in NYC =)
Haha, thanks Thaddeus!Delete
I am both cynical and hopeful. I have been able to distance myself from the awards for the past couple of years but man, I *really really* want Leo to win.
It's okay. I will hopefully have some more posts up for your reading pleasure :)
Some of the snubs really sting, but I'm just so happy about the Gravity, 12 Years, Before Midnight, WOWS and The Hunt nominations. I really hope Leo's double nod (and maybe a BAFTA win?) can propel him to win Best Actor.ReplyDelete
Yep me too. Fingers and toes crossed for Leo!!Delete