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...
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.
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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Wow, when I didn't see Kathryn Bigelow's name for Director I definitely gasped. One of the biggest snubs in recent years!
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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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. 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. Makes it much more interesting.
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.
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 almost wish they did nominate Hooper, not because he deserved it, but because the ensuing Internet meltdown would have been entertaining.
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.
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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I guess Silver Linings Playbook is next on my list of movies to see. Are any of the nominated movies out on DVD yet?
I usually look forward to Oscar nominations every year. But there is nothing about the list that excites me this year.
Beats of the Southern Wild is out on DVD, Quvenzhané Wallis gave a stunning performance.
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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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?
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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