Andrew Garfield wuz robbed! If it were up to me, he would've been nominated for Best Supporting Actor twice - both for his stellar performance in The Social Network and his much more subtle, quietly devastating performance in Never Let Me Go.
ooh wow, maybe TKS is the fronrunner for best pic now. 12 noms indicates alot of support. hrm.
interested to see how the SAG plays out. i think that will go to the Fighter, the DGA to Fincher. this race just got interesting....
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I think we discovered during the Golden Globes that gingercrush doesn't like much about the movies...
Anyway, Micelle Williams for best supporting actress? Shouldn't she be lead? And I thought Paul Giamatti would get something after his Golden Globe win.
Joan Rivers had a documentary? What?
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He was amazing in Never Let Me Go. I'm pretty bummed that that movie didn't get anything.Originally Posted by dramagrrl
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I think Never Let Me Go being released in September may have been to its detriment, because in the early fall, people were already giving nominations to Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield.
People are quick to label "Exit Through the Gift Shop" as mockumentary, but I think its overall insights are just as valid as the other more conventional docs. Interesting to see "Client 9" not getting nominated (although Eliot Spitzer himself appear in it was...kind of odd).
coronation win, but I definitely supported the win for Best Picture.
, but the movie fell kind of flat. It seemed like an interesting movie ran through the wash thousands of times, making it dishwater-dull.
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Gwyneth Paltrow was competing against Cate Blanchet (Australian), Fernanda Montenegro (my personal choice and from Brazil), Emily Watson (British), and Meryl Streep (American).
Michelle Williams is in Best Lead Actress, not supporting actress.
Paul Giamatti's field at the Golden Globes was Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy. None of the nominees were really award contenders as none of them were really in the major awards circuit nor did they pick up any major critics awards. The category included two nods for Johnny Depp (The Tourist and Alice in Wonderland), Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs), and Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack). Pretty weak.
Joan Rivers had a critically-acclaimed documentary that came out this past year but I think it was out of the running pretty early on since the Documentary branch does their awards differently. I never liked the documentary branch since they snubbed films like The Thin Blue Line and Hoop Dreams. Plus they (I know it's the whole Academy, not just the documentary branch) gave the Oscar last year to that Whale movie when there were better, more riveting documentaries nominated that year.
I disagree. I disliked Julia Roberts in Erin Brokovich but my personal vote would've gone to Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me. I kind of thought Ellen Bustryn (and the whole movie in general) was overrated and didn't really have depth. Funny because I love Black Swan and I see similar arguments made against that film.Originally Posted by BigB08822
BTW, I disliked Saving Private Ryan and thought it was sort of a hoaky and predictable WWII movie. I always laugh when people point out how the Oscars are biased towards WWII movies and yet I see a lot of the general public still complain when Saving Private Ryan lost to a movie that was actually pretty original and got great reviews for its cleverness and wit and originality at the time.
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Mostly a reader here on the board, but I gotta say...yeah for Restrepo! I may be the only one who likes that documentary but it is, IMO, gripping.
I do like movies. I just find the overly dramatic acting that is seemingly always rewarded over more subtle performances to be disturbing. Most of the best acting isn't even nominated.
Wow. I'm so thrilled for Shaun Tan's nomination for best animated short film. If you haven't seen The Lost Thing, it's beautiful and touching.