Oscar Nominations Announced

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  1. Jenny

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    Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" ... about damn time!

    And thanks Jenny
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    ^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
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  4. Jimena

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    Gary Oldman!!!!!!!!!

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

    I'm also thrilled beyond belief for Demian Bichir. He started in Mexican soap operas and has come such a long way. Love him.
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    Really happy for Gary Oldman (agree with the "about time!").

    I was thrilled to see "Paradise Lost 3" in the Documentary list -- would love to see Berlinger and Sinofsky win.
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  6. Smiley0884

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    Yay Melissa McCarthy!!!! It's rerfreshing to see someone recognized for an outstanding comedic performance :cheer2:
  7. Rex

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    Good for Melissa - she was very funny in that movie!

    I want Glenn Close to win Best Actress, but I think the Streep borg will prevent it. Resistance is futile.
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    I must admit, I didn't like Bridesmaids much, not my kind of humor, but Melissa McCarthy was hilarious in it. I too am happy she was recognized.
  9. Jenny

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    Not sure how many people saw A Better Life, but some might recognize Best Actor nominee Demián Bichir as Esteban Reyes, Nancy's super hot Mexican drug lord lover in Weeds. He's a huge star in Mexico.
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    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.
  11. Jenny

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    Indeed. All her previous noms were in the 1980s, so maybe Oscar will be nostalgic and tell her they want her back on the big screen? Meryl's challenge is that she's so good, everyone assumes she will be nominated again and there will be another chance.
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    A good argument could be made for all the best actress nominees. To me, it's one of the best represented categories.
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    :respec: Melissa McCarthy. So glad it's not just dramatic performances.
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    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.
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    I was not expecting "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" to be in the running for BP at all. Uh Oh ... it could be this year's Blind Side.

    I'm rooting for Pitt in BA category.
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    How on earth did Tin-Tin not get a nomination for best animated film!?!?! Or does motion capture not qualify? That is just bizarre.
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    Good for Bridesmaids. It got an Original Screenplay nomination as well!

    Which film received the most nominations?

    ETA: Hugo 11, The Artist 10
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    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).
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  19. MarieM

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    I hope Dujardin will win but I fear it's gonna be Clooney. Pffffffff :(
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    :lynch: :mitchell: Fassbender so wuzrobbed.
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    ... so was little Fassbender.
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    Totally agree, and he was brilliant. I just wish the film had got a Best Picture nomination.
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    :( He really was brilliant. I can't believe he didn't get nominated.
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    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:
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  25. Allen

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    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.
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    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.
  27. Rex

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    I hope so. I'm crazy about Glenn.
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    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.
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    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.)
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    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.
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    I'm so glad Berenice Bejo was nominated even though she totally was NOT a supporting actress. She gave a remarkable performance and deserved some sort of recognition.
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    I'm more worried about the pompously smug, pretentiously self-serving acceptance speech he'll make if he wins.
  33. Jenny

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    Also only 9 for Best Picture (10 last year) and 4 for Art Direction (it's always been 5 as long as I can remember).
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    My fear is it will be more jokey and insiderish. He is so well connected, and known for his goofy sense of humour and love of practical jokes, so I'd expect something less than suitable for the occasion.
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    I don't know that Octavia Spencer would be my pick for best supporting actress (I'd go for Berenice Bejo from this group), but she still won at the Golden Globes with Chastain in the mix, so I'm thinking that it won't significantly split the votes. However, I think back to win everyone was sure the race was between Cate Blanchette in I'm Not There and Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone and Tilda Swinton ended up winning for Michael Clayton.

    I actually thought Shailene Woodley was deserving of a nomination in this category.
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    That is what I mean by smug, I guess.
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    Demián Bichir in "A Better Life"

    Has anyone seen this movie and this performance? I think this must be from a foreign language film.


    I prefer that the foreign language films be left alone (to compete for their category- best foreign language film) and not included in other nominations like best actor, screenplay, etc. are announced. We see an occasional nomination from a foreign film in those categories. Who is to know there were not other equally great (or greater) performances from other foreign language films?

    This year quite possibly Michael Fassbender was robbed because of that, in the best actor category, and quite possibly someone missed out on the best screenplay because 'The separation'- a foreign language film was included.
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    ABC Family probably paid someone off. If the girl got an Oscar nom, she'd probably be off their crappy teen drama so fast it'd make your head spin. :lol:
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    IMO Brad deserved a nomination for 'Tree of life' (I hated the movie), rather than for Moneyball (I liked the movie). It seems the academy went for the bigger box office success.

    Jessica Chastain was great in playing two very different roles in Tree of life and Help, and I think that nabbed the nom for her.

    This was the strongest year for leading ladies I have ever seen. So many outstanding performances! Someone had to be denied, and it happened to be Tilda Swinton. I have read raves about her acting in 'we have to talk about Kevin'

    I am thrilled for Rooney Mara for her Oscar nom at such a young age. She was excellent.

    I saw 'extremely loud...' on the spur of the moment last Fri. as I was driving home, and thought it was pretty good (I cried in it, which does not happen very often). I am happy that it got the best picture nomination, along with a best supporting actor nom. It's getting some undeserved criticism.
  40. Jenny

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    It's in English. However, last year's nominee Javier Bardem's Biutiful was in Spanish.