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2012 Academy Award Nominations


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Ghandi
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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 05:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/84/nominees.html

BEST PICTURE:
War Horse
The Artist
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST DIRECTOR:
MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS, The Artist
ALEXANDER PAYNE, The Descendants
MARTIN SCORSESE, Hugo
WOODY ALLEN, Midnight in Paris
TERRENCE MALICK, The Tree of Life

BEST ACTOR:
DEMIÁN BICHIR, A Better Life
GEORGE CLOONEY, The Descendants
JEAN DUJARDIN, The Artist
GARY OLDMAN, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
BRAD PITT, Moneyball

BEST ACTRESS:
GLENN CLOSE, Albert Nobbs
VIOLA DAVIS, The Help
ROONEY MARA, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
MERYL STREEP, The Iron Lady
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, My Week with Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
KENNETH BRANAGH, My Week with Marilyn
JONAH HILL, Moneyball
NICK NOLTE, Warrior
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, Beginners
MAX VON SYDOW, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
BÉRÉNICE BEJO, The Artist
JESSICA CHASTAIN, The Help
MELISSA MCCARTHY, Bridesmaids
JANET MCTEER, Albert Nobbs
OCTAVIA SPENCER, The Help

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Bullhead
Footnote
In Darkness
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss & Boots
Rango

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
A Separation

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST ART DIRECTION:
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo
War Horse

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

BEST FILM EDITING:
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball

BEST MAKEUP:
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Iron Lady

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE):
The Adventures of Tintin
The Artist
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG):
"Man or Muppet" from The Muppets
"Real in Rio" from RIO

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED):
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION):
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

BEST SOUND EDITING:
Drive
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

BEST SOUND MIXING:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Moneyball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon


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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 06:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I sure hope A Cat in Paris wins Best Animated Feature because the rest of those movies are terrible.
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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 06:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

No shit. Kunk Fu Panda 2 for best animated film? Must be slim pickings this year.


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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 06:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What's really surprising is that Tintin wasn't nominated, despite being fucking awesome.
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Beach Bum
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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 07:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Out of all the movies listed I've only seen three. Harry Potter, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Transformers.

I wasn't even aware of most of the movies under Best Picture existing. The Help is the only one I've even seen anyone I know mention, and I've been meaning to watch it because they claimed it was fairly good. War Horse is the only other one I know anything about and it is all based on the trailer I saw during football one day, seemed like it would be incredibly boring to me. I kind of wonder how movies that no one seems to be talking about at all end up on the list for best of the year. You'd think people would be talking a lot about them if they really were the best.
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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 07:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've heard good things about Midnight In Paris, and Moneyball was very enjoyable. Just saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on Sunday night and that was fantastic. I hope Oldman wins for that. I hope Christopher Plummer wins as well.
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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 07:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Gary Oldman is one of my favorite actors ever, and I hope he finally wins an Oscar. He's one of the best actors working today.

This year's field is rather weak overall, in my opinion. A lot of the movies haven't been seen by a mass audience, so that'll make for a boring Awards Show. I think it'll be one of the lowest-rated ones we've seen.


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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 07:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I loved Tinker Tailer Solder Spy. I'm a sucker for La Carre spy stories and Gary Oldman was fantastic as usual.


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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 07:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I might check that movie out then. Had no idea who Gary Oldman was until I looked him up on imdb, but he seems like he's had some pretty good roles from the few movies that I've seen him in.
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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 07:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Klimbatize wrote:
This year's field is rather weak overall, in my opinion. A lot of the movies haven't been seen by a mass audience, so that'll make for a boring Awards Show. I think it'll be one of the lowest-rated ones we've seen.

The Academy Awards isn't about pandering to the proles, though. If you want that, watch the Golden Globes or the People's Choice Awards.

The Oscars are for film snobs by film snobs. And then there are the SAG Awards, which are essentially Oscar Lites, except they're picked by actors.

Oscar voters don't care about animated films, and you can tell. When they don't have any Disney/Pixar films to vote for, they fucking panic.
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Klimbatize
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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 07:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Syd Lexia wrote:
Klimbatize wrote:
This year's field is rather weak overall, in my opinion. A lot of the movies haven't been seen by a mass audience, so that'll make for a boring Awards Show. I think it'll be one of the lowest-rated ones we've seen.

The Academy Awards isn't about pandering to the proles, though. If you want that, watch the Golden Globes or the People's Choice Awards.

The Oscars are for film snobs by film snobs. And then there are the SAG Awards, which are essentially Oscar Lites, except they're picked by actors.

Oscar voters don't care about animated films, and you can tell. When they don't have any Disney/Pixar films to vote for, they fucking panic.

Yeah, I wasn't saying it was a bad thing. I prefer the Oscars to all the other shows because of the reasons you stated. I just think it's going to be a down year. Then again, Billy Crystal is hosting so that'll probably draw some people.

Cars 2 was Pixar. Surprised it didn't get nominated.

Also, I notice only nine films were nominated for Best Picture. They're allowed to include ten. Further evidence that the field is weak.


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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 08:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Or it was a divisive year. A film needs to get X votes to be included. A lot of people were pissed Drive was snubbed, especially since that's the sort of film that critics normally love.

I believe Disney asked that Cars 2 not be considered. It was poorly received by critics and Disney wanted to be spared the embarrassment of allowing it to be considered and then not get nominated. Also, Disney/Pixar has won the award the last 4 years, giving them a reasonable smokescreen of humility in asking not to be considered.
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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 08:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dear God, Transformers 3 better not win for visual effects. In Bay's mind that's pretty much the equivalent of giving him Best Picture.
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The Oscars are for film snobs by film snobs.

So true. Actually not quite. I've fallen out of love with Bob Chipman over the past year, but this is a perfect description of the Oscars.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escape-to-the-movies/2719-The-Kings-Speech


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PostPosted: Jan 24 2012 11:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

i havent been to the movies in a minute, so i havent seen most of these. but then again, i dont really care for award shows anyhow


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PostPosted: Jan 25 2012 07:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Out of all the movies listed I've only seen Kung Fu Panda 2, Rango (Rango was slightly better than the Panda IMO), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes


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PostPosted: Jan 26 2012 01:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

The only movie I've seen on the list is Midnight in Paris, which I thought was kind of boring and really shallow.


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PostPosted: Jan 28 2012 07:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hugo was great, but something of a conundrum. It's clearly a kid's movie on some level, but I have a hard time picturing any children enjoying it. Certainly all the children in the theatre when I was there were restless and bored. So on that level, it failed. But on the level of who cares who's the intended audience, it was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.

Haven't seen Tinker's Damn Spy Soldier Sock Darner yet, but looking forward to when I get a chance.
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Ghandi
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PostPosted: Feb 27 2012 09:00 am Reply with quote Back to top

The Oscars were last night.

I went 7 out of 24. Terrible.


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