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Old 01-24-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
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2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

Oscar nominatons were announced this morning. The full list is here. Main categories are:

Best picture

“War Horse”
“The Artist”
“Midnight in Paris”
“Moneyball”
“The Descendants”
“The Tree of Life”
“The Help”
“Hugo”
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Best supporting actress

Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Best supporting actor

Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Max von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Best actress

Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”

Best actor

Demian Bachir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Best director

Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Terrence Malick, “Tree of Life”
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

Best original screenplay

“The Artist”
“Bridesmaids”
“Margin Call”
“Midnight in Paris”
“A Separation”

Best adapted screenplay

“The Descendants”
“Hugo”
“The Ides of March”
“Moneyball”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best foreign language film

“Bullhead”
“Footnote”
“In Darkness”
“Monsieur Lazhar”
“A Separation”

Best animated feature

“A Cat in Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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lol pretty awful
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

I have not seen one movie on that entire list.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #4
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I have not seen one movie on that entire list.
+1 altho I'm not proud of it
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

Good job on the Academy nominating Tree of Life for Cinematography, and Rango for Animated Film. The latter is probably the best pure animation of any movie I've ever seen in my life. Not super crazy about the movie itself, but animation-wise it was eye-popping. And Tree of Life is just insanely gorgeous to look at no matter what you think of its pretentious storytelling.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

List is ok.
Biggest failure is not nominating Michael Fassbender for best actor.
Every year I ask myself, "why even care about the Oscar's anymore".

Side note: "The Descendants" screenplay is co-written by Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on "Community".
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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WTF at Extremely Loud for Best Picture?
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:03 PM   #8
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

havent seen hugo yet or the artist will probably watch them this weekend . dissapointed bill cunningham new york or the interrupters didnt make the documentary list .
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

man or a muppet one of only two nominees for best original song
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #10
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

In a first for me, I've seen all Best Picture nominations before they were nominated!

Quick rants: WTF extremely loud? wtf no Drive? No Fassbender? No Shannon? WTF War Horse (slightly better than avg), WTF no Albert Brooks? Wtf white guilt and white ppl problems movies getting tons of love.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #11
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #12
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not nominating http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1832382/ is a mistake imo.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:40 PM   #13
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not nominating http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1832382/ is a mistake imo.
It is nominated.

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Best foreign language film

“Bullhead”
“Footnote”
“In Darkness”
“Monsieur Lazhar”
“A Separation”
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #14
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

I'm really glad to see Midnight in Paris get a nod, and felt Ides of March really deserved to be included in the Best Picture list. Also pretty nice to see a comedy get nominated for best screenplay and supporting.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #15
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WTF at Extremely Loud for Best Picture?
so this. awful movie

also i can't believe we're now living in a world where jonah hill is an academy award nominated actor

edit: holy **** fassbender didn't get nominated? hahahaohwow.jpg

edit2: and fincher doesn't get best director nomination? spectacular

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Old 01-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #16
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

Shailene Woodley was fantastic as the older daughter in the Descendants. Her performance was the one thing I took away from that movie. It's hard for me to believe the performances of each of those nominees was better than hers.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:21 PM   #17
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J. Edgar got pretty much nothing as I thought it would. Had potential, but ridiculously boring.

Definitely would like to see rango win best animated picture
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:24 PM   #18
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thumbs down on no reznor/ross nomination for original score
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:48 PM   #19
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Re: 2012 Oscar Nominations and Discussion

subscribing so i can try to not sound stupid in oscar conversation having only seen 2 (midnight in paris and bridesmaids...although i think the only other movie i saw this year was the muppets so it's not like i'm choosing bad movies over good ones)
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #20
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They really need to go back to five Best Pic nominees. Extremely Loud is not deserving IMO.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #21
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Wow - no Leo Dicaprio? Was J. Edgar that weak? Obvi I didn't see it yet...
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I sound like a broken record, but 2011 was the worst year for movies I can remember my entire life.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #23
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Academy will probably give the lifetime achievement oscar to Captain Von Trapp. Seems all the praise is behind The Artist at this point.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #24
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I sound like a broken record, but 2011 was the worst year for movies I can remember my entire life.
For me it's the best in at least 8 years if not 9. Scott Tobias of the AV Club said it's the best since he's been a professional film critic (14 years).

2011 was amazing. If anyone says it was a bad year for movies, then they aren't watching the right movies.

Cotton -- have you seen Shame? Drive? Beginners? We Need to Talk About Kevin? 13 Assassins? Certified Copy? Margaret? Meek's Cutoff? A Separation? Melancholia? Martha Marcy May Marlene? Weekend?

Let me guess: no.
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For me it's the best in at least 8 years if not 9. Scott Tobias of the AV Club said it's the best since he's been a professional film critic (14 years).

2011 was amazing. If anyone says it was a bad year for movies, then they aren't watching the right movies.

Cotton -- have you seen Shame? Drive? Beginners? We Need to Talk About Kevin? 13 Assassins? Certified Copy? Margaret? Meek's Cutoff? A Separation? Melancholia? Martha Marcy May Marlene? Weekend?

Let me guess: no.
i dont think it was a great year for mainstream movie goers , alot of these are great movies , but are a tough watch for casual moviegoers . i dont think i would ever recommend certified copy to any of my friends eventhough it was one of those movies that completely blew my mind .

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