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01-24-2012, 03:21 PM
How on earth did Tin-Tin not get a nomination for best animated film!?!?! Or does motion capture not qualify? That is just bizarre.

01-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Good for Bridesmaids. It got an Original Screenplay nomination as well!

Which film received the most nominations?

ETA: Hugo 11, The Artist 10

01-24-2012, 03:31 PM
Michael Fassbender being left off is horrible in my opinion. His was the best male performance I saw this year. I'm surprised Albert Brooks got snubbed in Supporting Actor. I hope Christopher Plummer takes the Oscar there though because I thought his performance in Beginners was sublime.

Even though I can't say I was a fan of Bridesmaids like most people, I'm really happy to see Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy take home nominations (for writing and acting respectively).

01-24-2012, 03:32 PM
I hope Dujardin will win but I fear it's gonna be Clooney. Pffffffff :(

01-24-2012, 03:34 PM
^Actually, I can't believe that they kept Michael Fassbender off the Best Actor list for 'Shame'. That was one of the most riveting performances I've ever seen

:lynch: :mitchell: Fassbender so wuzrobbed.

01-24-2012, 03:36 PM
:lynch: :mitchell: Fassbender so wuzrobbed.

... so was little Fassbender.

01-24-2012, 03:39 PM
Gary Oldman!!!!!!!!!

Way overdue, IMO. He's one of my favorites.

Totally agree, and he was brilliant. I just wish the film had got a Best Picture nomination.

01-24-2012, 03:42 PM
Wah, no Michael Fassbender in the list :fragile:. Out of the nominees I've seen just Brad Pitt's Moneyball and I really can't see all the fuss about it and I <3 Brad Pitt usually.

:( He really was brilliant. I can't believe he didn't get nominated.

01-24-2012, 03:51 PM
Jonah hill??? Really????

And I can't believe brad Pitt was nominated for moneyball over fassbender. I would've been fine had it been for tree of life because he was very good there, but moneyball?? It was an ok performance for a roll that didn't require much acting skill. Don't get it.

Also don't get Jessica chastain for the help. She was over the top and annoying.

And it's not too often that the leading ladies catagory looks better than the leading men's :respec:

01-24-2012, 03:57 PM
I don't get Jonah Hill over Albert Brooks at all. I haven't seen Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close yet because I love the book and I don't want the image of those characters to be Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks in my head :) So, I don't know about Van Sydow being nominated.

Chastain was fine in The Help, but she was actually great in both Tree of Life and Take Shelter and I wish her nomination had come from one of those films.

Best Actress is the strongest of the 4 acting categories for me by far.

01-24-2012, 03:57 PM
I feel bad that Leonardo di Caprio did not get an Oscar nod for J. Edgar, but am very glad Gary Oldman finally received one.

01-24-2012, 03:57 PM
Not necessarily. :) Glenn Close has been nominated 5 times and has never won, so maybe it's her turn?

I love this quote by her:

I've often been mistaken for Meryl Streep, although never on Oscar night.

We'll see how it plays out this time.

I hope so. I'm crazy about Glenn.

01-24-2012, 03:59 PM
Only two Original Song nominees?!? Why?!?! Although I am thrilled to bits that Bret from Flight of the Conchords now might get an Oscar :cheer2:

I hope that if there are just two nominees, both of them will get full performances at the awards ceremony. That short-excerpt format last year was lame.

01-24-2012, 04:03 PM
Also don't get Jessica chastain for the help. She was over the top and annoying.

Worse, she might split the "The Help" vote in Supporting Actress with the more deserving Octavia Spencer.

REALLY pulling for Gary "Overdue" Oldman, but I have a nasty feeling it's Clooney's year and some voters will use Tinker Tailor being a remake as an excuse.

Best Picture, I'm sure neither is considered serious enough to win but I'm torn between Hugo and War Horse. I refuse to see "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" for the same reason I won't watch United 93.

Look on the bright side, overedge, two songs means fewer ill-advised musical numbers to sit through.

I thought I heard there was some dispute over Tintin qualifying as animated, which is bizarre as motion-capture has been considered animation before (though Avatar was a majority motion-capture and was considered live-action.) Goes with the Andy Serkis-related debate over whether there should be a new category for actors giving motion-capture performances or if they should be considering in the acting categories. (If they make a new one I vote it be called the "Andy Serkis Got Screwed Out of Oscars For Lord of the Rings" Memorial Academy Award.)

01-24-2012, 04:03 PM
Muppets for the win! :D ;) If they get Jim Parsons in there to sing/lip sync his bit, this will officially be the best. Oscars. Ever.