Oscar om nom nominations

So, Oscar nominations are in. I honestly don’t really care all that much, but the rest of the world is buzzing I might as well join in. 😛

I’ve seen maybe 1/3 of the movies nominated (not including the foreign and shorts) and another 1/3 I’ve heard so much about I might as well have seen it and whatever is left I have no clue about. There are a few things I’m kinda surprised about. No Paul Giamatti nom (he won the Globe) and Eisenberg getting a lead actor nom. Ok, maybe more the latter… I’ve watched a few of his movies (Zombieland and Adventureland come to mind. Funny how they both have ‘land’ in it) and Jesse Eisenberg is good at playing himself… The Social Network wasn’t an exception. Well, perhaps he played a more douche-y version, but still. I’m also surprised that Scott Pilgrim didn’t make it for special effects. That shit was some yummy eye candy. I guess the Academy is full of old farts. :/ But I am happy that Canada made it into Foreign Language with Incendies. 😛

There are some major snubs circulating the net. One of which is Ryan Gosling‘s nom or lack thereof. Now, I didn’t see Blue Valentine, so I have no idea if it was worth it or not. Also, I didn’t see The Kids Are All Right, so I have no idea if Mark Ruffalo gave an Oscar performance. Given what I’ve seen of the movie I highly doubt it and perhaps it was more pushed because of the subject matter of the film. :/ Y’know more exposure by adding more noms to the DVD cover… Another major snub going around is Christopher Nolan left out of Directing. He probably should’ve been in there instead of the Coen Bros who did a remake… I liked it, but yeah… it’s still a remake. :/ Also, Inception wasn’t nominated for Editing. I kinda agree… there were some good and plentiful cuts in there that really shaped the film. Although at the same time it’s Editing… There’s also a lot of buzz about Andrew Garfield being left off Supporting Actor. The reasoning is probably that he’s a young actor with a promising career ahead of him, so he’ll get more opportunities with better roles. Well, that’s the hope. I assume it’s because he’s got that Spiderman gig going on that they feel he’s at least working and it’s not like he kinda just fell into a good role *cough*Monique*cough*. The same goes for all the Mila Kunis talk. I thought her role in Black Swan was pretty small though… it was good, but borderline minor and wasn’t Oscar material. Oh, and I just gotta put it out there. Lulz no Burlesque noms. Perhaps they want to make a statement that just because you create the only musical that year it doesn’t mean automatic song noms. 😛

Predictions? Ah, I guess I’ll give some. It’s a bit hard since I haven’t seen all the films. I’m thinking Colin Firth is gonna walk away with Best Actor and it would be cool if Geoffrey Rush joined him. Actress is more difficult as I only saw Black Swan out of all those and I’m not sure it was an Oscar preformance, but in comparison possibly, so I’ll go with Natalie Portman. I have no clue for Supporting Actress, but I suppose Melissa Leo might win. Fincher‘s got Directing in the bag, as much as I hate to admit it… That in turn puts The Social Network in good standing for Best Picture.  I bet it’ll win it too… The only other movie I see on that list that could give it a run for its money is The King’s Speech and possibly The Fighter. And Pixar is gonna pick up Best Animated Film again, that’s a no brainer.

I guess we’ll find out on Sunday, Februrary 27th!

Here’s the complete list of nominations:

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film
“How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
“The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
“Alice in Wonderland”
Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
“The King’s Speech”
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
“True Grit”
Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

“Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
“Inception” Wally Pfister
“The King’s Speech” Danny Cohen
“The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
“True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design
“Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
“I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
“The King’s Speech” Jenny Beavan
“The Tempest” Sandy Powell
“True Grit” Mary Zophres

“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
“The Fighter” David O. Russell
“The King’s Speech” Tom Hooper
“The Social Network” David Fincher
“True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)
“Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
“Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
“Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
“Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)
“Killing in the Name” Nominees to be determined
“Poster Girl” Nominees to be determined
“Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
“Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
“The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Film Editing
“Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
“The Fighter” Pamela Martin
“The King’s Speech” Tariq Anwar
“127 Hours” Jon Harris
“The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Foreign Language Film
“Biutiful” Mexico
“Dogtooth” Greece
“In a Better World” Denmark
“Incendies” Canada
“Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria

“Barney’s Version” Adrien Morot
“The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
“The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)
“How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
“Inception” Hans Zimmer
“The King’s Speech” Alexandre Desplat
“127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
“The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Picture
“Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
“The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
“Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
“The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
“The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
“127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
“The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
“Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
“Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)
“Day & Night” Teddy Newton
“The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
“Let’s Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
“The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois
Short Film (Live Action)
“The Confession” Tanel Toom
“The Crush” Michael Creagh
“God of Love” Luke Matheny
“Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
“Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing
“Inception” Richard King
“Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
“Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
“True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
“Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing
“Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
“The King’s Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
“Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
“The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
“True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects
“Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
“Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
“Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
“Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
“The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter’s Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
“The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
“Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
“The King’s Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

Nomination Tally
“The King’s Speech” – The Weinstein Company 12
“True Grit” – Paramount 10
“Inception” – Warner Bros. 8
“The Social Network” – Sony Pictures Releasing 8
“The Fighter” – Paramount 7
“127 Hours” – Fox Searchlight 6
“Black Swan” – Fox Searchlight 5
“Toy Story 3” – Walt Disney 5
“The Kids Are All Right” – Focus Features 4
“Winter’s Bone” – Roadside Attractions 4
“Alice in Wonderland” – Walt Disney 3
“Biutiful” – Roadside Attractions 2
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” – Warner Bros. 2
“How to Train Your Dragon” – Paramount 2

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