Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2010 Oscar Nominations

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Okay, has everyone calmed down yet?  I ask because today the Oscar nominations were announced and there is one big snub that everyone is talking/tweeting/writing about.  Like, epic fail not nominated kinda thing.  That's right world kids, Cher did not get nominated for 'Burlesque'.  I mean, what the hell were you thinking Academy members?!?

Oh, and Christopher Nolan wasn't nominated as Best Director for 'Inception'.

Here is a list of just some of the nominations announced very early this morning:

Best Actor
Javier Bardem in “Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions) 
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit” (Paramount) 
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) 
Colin Firth in “The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company) 
James Franco in “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)

Supporting Actor
Christian Bale in “The Fighter” (Paramount) 
John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone” (Roadside Attractions) 
Jeremy Renner in “The Town” (Warner Bros.) 
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features) 
Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company)

Best Actress
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features) 
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate) 
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone” (Roadside Attractions) 
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) 
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company)

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams in “The Fighter” (Paramount) 
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company) 
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter” (Paramount) 
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit” (Paramount) 
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Animated Feature
“How to Train Your Dragon” (Paramount) Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois 
“The Illusionist” (Sony Pictures Classics)  Sylvain Chomet 
“Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney) Lee Unkrich

Best Visual Effects
“Alice in Wonderland” (Walt Disney) Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips  
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” (Warner Bros.) Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi  
“Hereafter” (Warner Bros.)  Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell 
“Inception” (Warner Bros.) Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb 
“Iron Man 2” (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment, Distributed by Paramount) Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick 
Best Picture
“Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight) 
“The Fighter” (Paramount) 
“Inception” (Warner Bros.) 
“The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features) 
“The King's Speech” (The Weinstein Company) 
“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)  
“The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing) 
“Toy Story 3” (Walt Disney) 
“True Grit” (Paramount) 
“Winter's Bone” (Roadside Attractions) 

For the full list of Nominees, visit Oscars.org.

While most of the writing that's happened today has been about the non-nomination of Christopher Nolan in the Directing category, there are other things I noticed.  

No nominations for Leonardo DiCaprio for 'Inception', and no Supporting Actress Nominations for Chloe Moretz in 'Kick-Ass'.  

Missing from the Original Score and Visual Effects categories is 'TRON:Legacy'.  I have heard from some readers that they feel it will be nominated next year.  My thought process is that it was released on December 17, 2010.  That makes it a 2010 movie.  While the movie may have played into 2011, that shouldn't make it eligible for 2011 nominations.

What say you?  Who else was left out that should have been nominated?

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Source: Oscars.org

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