Oscar Nominations

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  1. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    Interesting set of nominees and that the director of Les Miserables was passed over. Biggest darkhorse category IMO is Best Actress. Could Jennifer Lawrence or Jessica Chastain be the preferred choice? Loved Seth McFarlane's jokes. Such great Irreverence :p
  2. VIETgrlTerifa

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    This is might be the first time that the only two directors who were nominated for the Director's Guild Awards carried over to Oscar nominations (Lee and Spielberg). Usually, they have at least 4 directors carry over and sometimes 3. No Bigelow and Affleck were huge surprises as was the strong showing for Beasts of the Southern Wild. Hooper's lack of nomination for Les Miserables despite a DGA nod isn't as surprising. No Marion Cotillard who had a slew of prior nominations coming into Oscar is sort of a surprise as well. Maybe with Rivas getting in, the Academy couldn't have two French-speaking actresses in French-speaking roles nominated.
  3. Buzz

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    Happy for Speilberg but bummed for Affleck.
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    I never thought I'd say this, but Affleck wuzrobbed. Argo was one of the best movies I've seen recently, not just this year. Happy Alan Arkin got nominated, at least.
  5. kylet3

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    Tom Hooper not getting a nomination doesn't shock me, Les Mis wasn't really a a great film. Affleck and Bigelow not being nominated absolutely shocks me, I thought they would be locks. Marion Cotillard not being nominated kind of stinks, I rather enjoy her. So glad for War Witch (Rebelle) They did absolutely great!
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  6. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I think Lincoln is clearly the front-runner for the Oscar now with Argo and Zero Dark Thirty being snubbed for Best Director. Life of Pi may upset, but Harvey Weinstein is backing Silver Linings Playbook and managed to get it nominated for the major awards (including all four acting categories - the first movie to do that since Reds in 1980). I have a feeling that if the Academy isn't feeling Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook may upset and win like Crash did years ago.
  7. kylet3

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    Please don't remind me about Crash, I'm still bitter about that one... :blah:
  8. Wyliefan

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    Hooper gets a DGA nod but not an Oscar one!? How often does something like that happen?
  9. AYS

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  11. VIETgrlTerifa

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    There's usually at least one director that receives a Best Director nod from the DGA but not the Academy. However, to have three of them be different is very unusual. Bigelow and Affleck also received DGA nominations (and Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Broadcast Film Critics) with no Oscar nod.

    Last year, David Fincher was nominated for Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, but his Oscar nomination ended going to Terrance Mallick for the Tree of Life.
    Two years ago, the Coen Brothers controversially took Christopher Nolan's Best Director nomination. IMO, they deserved to as I thought Inception was way overrated.
  12. AYS

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    Thanks, that one is definitely better.

    I haven't seen many of the movies, but am glad to see Skyfall got a nod for cinematography.
  13. michiruwater

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    This makes Quvenzhané Wallis the youngest Best Actress nominee in history, right? I'm pretty sure the girl from Whale Rider held the record before, but she was 13, if I remember correctly?

    I think, in that field, it is likely to go to either Jessica or Jennifer, though Watts could spoil. I think this is the 2nd nomination for all three as well, though Naomi might get the nod for having been both under-appreciated through the last decade (IMO) and having longevity. I really hope Jennifer wins though :shuffle: I just love her.

    Supporting Actor is just packed. Holy crap.
  14. DarrellH

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    More amazed at the omissions than the noms.
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  15. cruisin

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    Did they cut back on the movies this year? Haven't they been nominating 10 the last few years?
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    I think they only nominated 10 for one or two years, then changed it to an non-specific amount where each nominee had to get a certain number of votes to be included.
  17. VIETgrlTerifa

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    michiruwater answered it before me. :D

    BTW, sorry but I HATED Seth McFarlene's "humor" during the nomination presentation. I felt it was out-of-place and almost inappropriate. Yeah, I know that's his style, but I thought it was disrespectful for the occasion. Maybe it's his smugness I don't like. He looks like his ego is out of control.
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  18. cruisin

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    Ahh, I knew it was 10 for a while. I am relieved to know I am not having a senior moment :lol:. This method is better. When they nominate 10 films, some of them really should not be in the mix.
  19. peibeck

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    The snub of Affleck and Bigelow is truly surprising. I guess I need to see "Beasts of the Southern Wild" now. :lol:

    "Lincoln," as expected, led the pack with 12 nominations.

    Whee for "Life of Pi" with 11 nods and 8 for "Silver Linings Playbook"! :cheer2: These were my two favorite movies of the last year, I think.

    The Academy definitely not feeling the love for "ZD30" or "Django" apparently.
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    The actress category has the youngest ever nominee and the oldest ever nominee!

    I thought Zero Dark Thirty was a lock for Best Picture but now I'm not so sure.
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    Do you think that is a reaction to the belief that some of the information (classified) was gotten improperly?
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    There had been the feeling that Beasts of the Southern Wild would get overlooked because it was released in the summer, so its four nominations are quite the accomplishment.

    Silver Linings Playbook's nominations in all the acting categories leads me to believe that it could be 2nd choice to Lincoln for Best Picture at the moment.

    Doesn't look like there was much love of Intouchables for foreign...
  23. kylet3

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    I think that's absolutely why they didn't do as well as expected to be quite frankly. I do expect Lincoln to be the runaway favorite now and clean up on Awards night.

    I really hope Adele and Anne Hathaway win Oscars! Both are absolutely deserving winners. The rest I really don't care about, but Anne and Adele are the two I'm invested in this year.
  24. jenny12

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    I enjoyed Seth McFarlene. Perhaps it's because while I'm entertained by the Oscars, I don't think they are that serious (it's not like the Nobel Peace Prize).

    I'm glad Tom Hooper didn't get a nomination, but too bad about Marion Cotillard. I had a chance to see Rust and Bone and she was breathtaking. Hope Sally Field or Amy Adams upsets Anne Hathaway who I thought was so self-indulgent in Les Mis. Also, very surprised about the Bigelow snub.
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  25. Jenna

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    Wow, when I didn't see Kathryn Bigelow's name for Director I definitely gasped. One of the biggest snubs in recent years!
  26. genevieve

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    Utterly shocked about Affleck and Bigelow getting snubbed for director. Thrilled for the love shown to Beasts of the Southern Wild and Silver Linings Playbook. I still think Lincoln is the front runner for best pic though, and no way anyone but Daniel Day-Lewis is winning best actor. Best actress is quite the race! Chastain and Lawrence are the likely leaders but I'd love for Riva or Wallis to get it
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    Anna Paquin won for The Piano at the age of 11.
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    She won in the Best Supporting Actress category, however. Tatum O'Neal was actually the youngest nominee for that award, winning for her performance in Paper Moon at age 10.

    ETA: I heart trivia. :shuffle:
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  29. Fergus

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    I never thought I'd say this, but Ben Affleck was completely robbed. IMHO, "Argo" was incredible.............

    ..............and although "Silver Linings Playbook" wasn't a lousy movie, I don't know if it deserved a nom in EVERY major category. :cheer2: for Jacki Weaver, though, she's fab!

    I must admit that I enjoy when the Best Pic and Best Director noms aren't automatic match-ups. :watch: Makes it much more interesting. :)
  30. duane

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    The "occasion"?
  31. pilgrimsoul

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    Agree wholeheartedly with those who believe Affleck wuzrobbed of a Best Director nod. Argo was an incredible piece of work due in no small part to his direction. For me, it was the second best film of the year and I considered it number one right up until seeing Lincoln.
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    Honestly, no. If anything political figured into it, it was the "positive" depiction of water-boarding. There was somewhat of a mini-backlash on the film because it was regarded as more of a well-made action film and not a traditional "Oscar Picture." That and the unexpected love for Amour were probably what will hurt its chances.


    At this point Lincoln will probably win everything its nominated for except Best Supporting Actress (Hathaway is pretty much a lock). Best Actress will be Lawrence or Chastain.

    I'm with you on Seth. I do tend to like it when the hosts tease the "Hollywood people" because its quite often what the folks at home are thinking. Billy Crystal used to give some biting jabs at the crowd, but he was just so likeable that no one noticed.

    I almost wish they did nominate Hooper, not because he deserved it, but because the ensuing Internet meltdown would have been entertaining. :p
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    I think, unfortunately for Affleck the director, older memories of his acting ("Gigli") and tabloid days (Bennifer) live on in the minds of some voters.
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    This comes up every year and at least there was some movement in expanding the best film category by why not expand the others too?
    We've seen the shockers in the best director category and I am surprised that John Hawkes was left off for best actor. I don't think there should be a set number. If seven actors finished within a few votes of one another then nominate all seven.


    With Affleck I wonder if voters thought he campaigned too much for "Argo." Most of the others don't have Ben's advantage of being a star that people want to see on the talk shows and I'm sure his resurrection and now "golden boy" status might have caused some envy or if not envy then a determination to make sure the less visible directors received recognition. Perhaps many thought that Affleck and Bigelow were locks so they gave their votes to others. I'd love to talk to the folks who made the nominations.
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  35. jenny12

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    Exactly! I did not know The Oscars were something sacred!
  36. Allskate

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    ITA. Never thought I'd say that either. It was my favorite movie I've seen this past year. I thought Lincoln was good, but not great. It dragged for me a bit. Tommy Lee Jones was there to pick it up a little, which sometimes was a bit of a jolt. Although I thought Daniel Day Lewis was good, I think I preferred Hugh Jackman's acting. (I'll forgive him his singing of Bring Him Home since it's an acting nomination).

    And the belief that they were fed some false information.

    I guess Silver Linings Playbook is next on my list of movies to see. Are any of the nominated movies out on DVD yet?
  37. AliasJohnDoe

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    I usually look forward to Oscar nominations every year. But there is nothing about the list that excites me this year.
  38. Lacey

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    Beats of the Southern Wild is out on DVD, Quvenzhané Wallis gave a stunning performance.
  39. AshleyN

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    Wow, Bigelow's snub has got to be the biggest in recent memory - respected vet who won just a few years ago, cleaned up in the critics awards, nominated for every precursor, and directing what was assumed to be the co-favourite for Best Picture.

    I guess this means Best Picture is Lincoln's to lose, with Silver Linings Playbook as the possible spoiler (did better than expected in the nominations + the Weinstein factor)
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  40. Vash01

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    Disappointed/surprised:

    Ben Afflec - He deserved this; biggest snub, IMO
    Bigelow- Biggest shocker, though I have not seen the movie yet
    Skyfall - this deserved a BP nom
    John Hawkes- I thought he was the only one that could even remotely challenge DDL for Best Actor
    Bradley Cooper- He was really good, but Oscar worthy - better than Hawkes?

    Happy:

    Naomi Watts- finally got the recognition;I still have to see the movie though
    Tom Hooper- Glad he did not get the BD nom
    Life of Pi - Getting the recognition it deserved
    Lincoln- Same as above, but not a surprise
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