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Jan252011

They're Here. The 83rd Oscar Nominations

The Day has arrived, capitals and bold intended.

I'm updated the OSCAR NOMINATION INDEX  so you can look at everything as a complete chart and also see how I did prediction wise. Or you can open up this post to check out the entire list of nominees.

The most interesting responses in terms of nomination levels have to be Black Swan and Inception, neither of which hit Oscar's sweet spot in quite the nomination tally levels people generally expected. Inception missed in director which MUST give Nolan some kind of snub record since he's now been nominated by the DGA three times. Black Swan missed in art direction and sound and costumes all of which, one thinks, should have maybe been givens.

When in doubt remember -- I also forgot -- that Oscar resists genre films when they have traditional drama to nominate instead (The King's Speech)

Complete list of nominees after the jump or you can just see the big chart.

 

Best motion picture of the year

    * Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures Production
      Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
    * The Fighter (Paramount) A Relativity Media Production
      David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
    * Inception (Warner Bros.) A Warner Bros. UK Services Production
      Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers)
    * The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features) An Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision and Gilbert Films Production
      Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
    * The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production
      Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
    * 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) An Hours Production
      Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures Production
      Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
    * Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) A Pixar Production
      Darla K. Anderson, Producer
    * True Grit (Paramount) A Paramount Pictures Production
      Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
    * Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions) A Winter's Bone Production
      Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Performance by an actor in a leading role

    * 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"
   * James Franco in "127 Hours" (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

    * 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)

Performance by an actress in a leading role

    * 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)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

    * 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)

Best animated feature film of the year

    * 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

Art Direction

    * Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney), Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O'Hara (Set Decoration)
    * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Warner Bros.), Stuart Craig (Production Design), Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)
    * Inception (Warner Bros.), Guy Hendrix Dyas (Production Design), Larry Dias and Doug Mowat (Set Decoration)/span>
    * The King's Speech (Paramount), Eve Stewart (Production Design), Judy Farr (Set Decoration)
    * True Grit (Paramount), Jess Gonchor (Production Design), Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration)

Achievement in Cinematography

    * Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Matthew Libatique
    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Wally Pfister
    * The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) Danny Cohen
    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jeff Cronenweth
    * True Grit (Paramount) Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design

    * Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) Colleen Atwood
    * I Am Love (Magnolia Pictures) Antonella Cannarozzi
    * The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) Jenny Beavan
    * The Tempest (Miramax) Sandy Powell
    * True Grit (Paramount) Mary Zophres

Achievement in directing

    * Black Swan (Fox Searchlight), Darren Aronofsky
    * The Fighter (Paramount), David O. Russell
    * The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Tom Hooper
    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), David Fincher
    * True Grit (Paramount), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Documentary Feature

    * Exit through the Gift Shop (Producers Distribution Agency) Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz A Paranoid Pictures Production
    * Gasland Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic A Gasland Production
    * Inside Job (Sony Pictures Classics) Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs A Representational Pictures Production
    * Restrepo (National Geographic Entertainment) Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger An Outpost Films Production
    * Waste Land Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley (Arthouse Films) An Almega Projects Production

WOW. Waiting For 'Superman' was snubbed.
 

Best documentary short subject

    * Killing in the Name Nominees to be determined A Moxie Firecracker Films Production
    * Poster Girl Nominees to be determined A Portrayal Films Production
    * Strangers No More Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
    * Sun Come Up Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger A Sun Come Up Production
    * The Warriors of Qiugang Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon A Thomas Lennon Films Production

Achievement in film editing

    * Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Andrew Weisblum
    * The Fighter (Paramount) Pamela Martin
    * The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) Tariq Anwar
    * 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) Jon Harris
    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Best foreign language film of the year

    * Biutiful Mexico
    * Dogtooth Greece
    * In a Better World Denmark
    * Incendies Canada
    * Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) Algeria

Achievement in makeup

    * Barney's Version (Sony Pictures Classics) Adrien Morot
    * The Way Back (Newmarket Films in association with Wrekin Hill Entertainment and Image Entertainment) Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
    * The Wolfman (Universal) Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

    * How to Train Your Dragon (Paramount) John Powell
    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Hans Zimmer
    * The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) Alexandre Desplat
    * 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) A.R. Rahman
    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

    * Coming Home from Country Strong (Sony Pictures Releasing (Screen Gems)) Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
    * I See the Light from Tangled (Walt Disney) Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
    * If I Rise from 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
    * We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

NOOOOOoooooo. No Cher performance at the Oscars. I hate the music branch so much. Every freaking year. Although they did nominated Social Network's score so points for that.

Best animated short film

    * Day & Night (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production Teddy Newton
    * The Gruffalo A Magic Light Pictures Production Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
    * Let's Pollute A Geefwee Boedoe Production Geefwee Boedoe
    * The Lost Thing (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment) A Passion Pictures Australia Production Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
    * Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) A Sacrebleu Production Bastien Dubois

Best live action short film

    * The Confession (National Film and Television School) A National Film and Television School Production Tanel Toom
    * The Crush (Network Ireland Television) A Purdy Pictures Production Michael Creagh
    * God of Love A Luke Matheny Production Luke Matheny
    * Na Wewe (Premium Films) A CUT! Production Ivan Goldschmidt
    * Wish 143 A Swing and Shift Films/Union Pictures Production Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Achievement in sound editing

    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Richard King
    * Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
    * Tron: Legacy (Walt Disney) Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
    * True Grit (Paramount) Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
    * Unstoppable (20th Century Fox) Mark P. Stoeckinger

Achievement in sound mixing

    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
    * The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
    * Salt (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
    * True Grit (Paramount) Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Achievement in 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

Adapted screenplay

    * 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
    * Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Michael Arndt. Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
    * True Grit (Paramount), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    * Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions), Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Original screenplay

    * Another Year (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Mike Leigh
    * The Fighter (Paramount), Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
    * Inception (Warner Bros.), Written by Christopher Nolan
    * The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
    * The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler



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Reader Comments (75)

add Colin Firth on the list, cause they forgot! :)


maybe they also forgot to add a song :P

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex in Movieland

Hey Nathaniel, great job nailing that Javier Bardem pick! Just so you know, Colin Firth is missing in the Best Actor list.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

No Cher/Xtina songs!? Go MICHELLE WILLIAMS! But poor Mila Kunis and ANDREW GARFIELD. How on earth did ANDREW GARFIELD miss out on a nom!?!?

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Can't believe Inception wasn't nominated for directing or editing... I thought it was a shoo-in for the win in editing when I first saw it.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.Roscoe

yay Jacki Weaver! But, MY POOR ANDREW!!!!!! :( And ha, the Inception fans are going to go *nuts* over Nolan getting shut out for the bajillionith time.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

So KINGS SPEECH is going to win this now, isn't it with TRUE GRIT a possible spoiler?...

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrady

So disappointed by the absence of Cher/Diane Warren. That was the nom I was hoping for the most. Well, next to Julianne Moore, but I kind of knew that wasn't going to happen.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfbh

I think that The Social Network, Black Swan and Inception are clearly not the favorites as of now.
The Social Network - No nomination for Garfield??
Black Swan - fortunately didnt get nominated for Original screenplay and Best supporting actress
Inception missed two really important categories - Best Direction and Best Editing
My opinion is that The King's Speech will be crowned after 1 month (hooray for that! ) with possible spoiler - True Grit, which received far too many nominations. It isn't that brilliant...

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

And the seemingly invincible juggernaut The Social Network only landed 8 nominations, way fewer than I expected. Apparently the academy doesn't love it as I thought they would. Poor Garfield.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.Roscoe

My Scores:

Best Picture: 10/10 (YES!)
Best Director: 4/5 (Coens -- Christopher Nolan snub burned everyone)
Best Actor: 4/5 (Bardem for Duvall -- happy about this mistake)
Best Actress: 5/5 (YES! -- Great nominees this year!)
Supp. Actor: 3/5 (Hawkes and Ruffalo for Garfield & Damon -- Totally fine with this)
Supp. Actress: 4/5 (Weaver for Kunis -- Why can't they have 6 noms?)
Orig. Screenplay: 4/5 (Another Year for Black Swan -- boooooo)
Adapted Screenplay: 5/5 (YES!)

This is one of my more accurate years. 39/45.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy

Weirdest catagory? Makeup. The Wolfman, Barneys Version, The Way Back? While I'm thrilled TWB made it somewhere, I dn't anyone could have predicted this catagory 100%

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBroooooke

I, for one, am very happy that the Social Network ubiquity is fading. I was never that impressed and if I can escape Oscar Night with seeing a screenplay and score win, I'll feel really great.

That said, haven't seen the King's Speech. In my parallel universe, Oscar is running a Darren Aronofsky appreciation narrative and Blue Valentine got a surprise nom over 127 Hours.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy

What silly assumptions, guys. Movies have NEVER won BP on the basis of receiving the most Oscar nominations (see Gangs of New York). No one expected The Social Network to land any extraneous technical categories, and it'll still probably walk away with the main ones.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstella

Good job Nathaniel!

I was rooting for Bardem and Gosling and now I'm kind of sad because one cancelled the other... or am I wrong?

I don't get the "Io sono l'amore" nod for costume design. I believe Tilda was entirely dressed by Jill Sander.

PS Go Jacki!

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

DO NOT LIKE art direction and costume noms.

Yay for Jackie Weaver and John Hawkes though!

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSVG

Have they ever nominated just 4 songs in the best song category, isn't it usually 3 or 5 ? How odd?

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRami

Can anyone pick out folks who got multiple nominations? A. R. Rahman got 2 for Score and Song. Who else?

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKD

The Social Network is still the frontrunner, people. 8 nominations is not that bad, and that's exactly the number I think most people expected (though most expected the 8th to be Garfield and not the sound design). Anyway, M$B, The Departed, Crash, and Silence of the Lambs all won with less. A Beautiful Mind and No Country won with exactly 8. Happens all the time. The whole "most nominations" rule has been out the door lately. Yes, King's Speech got nominated in more places than it should have (sound and cinematography? really?) but that doesn't mean it's going to win. Ask The Avtiator, LOTR: FOTR, Brokeback Mountain, Babel, etc. how all those nominations worked out for them.

I'm mostly really happy with the "surprises" we saw today. Jackie Weaver! John Hawkes! Javier Bardem! No Waiting for Superman! No Chris Nolan (I think all the others are more deserving except Hooper and maybe the Coens) is kind of funny.

Nat, didn't you do, like, REALLY well with your predictions?

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Keller

Oh, and I Am Love for costume design!!! You gotta love the tech branches doing their own thing...

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Keller

I am not so convinced. Yes, the argument about the number of nominations is 100 % accurate, but the problem, I think, is when a picture is snubbed in obvious categories. Andfrew Garfield deserves a nomination, I think that he's even in the top 3 with Rush and Bale. Christopher Nolan deserved a nomination in the Direction category more than the Coen bros. I am happy that the overrated Black Swan didn't get more nominations. I am glad that 127 received 6-7 nominations

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Seconding your point, Stella. Was thinking that all along. That said, this does at least make it less obvious, but as of now TSN is still the front runner.

By the way, I am one of the geeks who is heartbroken about the Nolan snub. Inception, despite its problems, was a thrilling movie and a startling technical and visual achievement. Nolan has an amazing track record for being creative in the blockbuster genre -- if they can find it in their hearts to award the schlock of James Cameron or Peter Jackson, why not the slightly less schlocky Nolan? At least he doesn't just rape the Dances With Wolves storyline with an Iraq war political narrative and paste a bunch of poorly conceived blue-people computer graphics over the top (Ouch, burrrrnnn -- now my biases are really coming out to play). I love the Coens, but Oscar should've given them a break this year.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy

ugh I tell myself every year I'm not going to take these things personally but then I find myself banging my head into a wall on nomination morning. every. single. time.

No Andrew Garfield? no Nolan for directing? no Inception for editing? Steinfeld for supporting? At least Kidman got it, that might have been the breaking point.

I guess Nolan is going to have to do a Holocaust movie or something...

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike F.

So I guess next year there will be 10 directing nominees?... hahaha poor Christopher Nolan

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I am yay for Jeremy Runner. I liked his work at lot in The Town.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKD

Actually, nevermind. My Coen fandom is greater than my Nolan fandom, so Oscar can just do whatever they want. Seriously though, consider it for a minute: The Coens are ON FIRE. 3/4 films have been nominated for best picture, and the one not nominated was OBVIOUSLY never in contention. That's crazy. And the best part is that it's well deserved.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy

ANDREW AND MILA SNUB MAKES ME ANGRY; MUST TYPE IN ALL CAPS.
GRRR

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonathon

I mean to say 3 out of their last 4 -- I think they have like 5 BP nominations now.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy

I am happy the didn't nominated Black Swan for screenplay though, I liked the movie but that movie worked in spite of it's writing.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike F.

Glad Weaver got in but - so, they went with the catagory fraud on Hailee?

I wanted to compare with your predix from yesterday Nat, but I think you already updated the page? (I think you did pretty good; I didn't remember where John Hawkes was in your predix.)

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

Disappointed that Andrew Garfield and Ryan Gosling did not make the cut. I really thought these two deserve a spot in their respective category.

It is also disappointing that Julianne Moore did not make it. I honestly prefer her performance than that of Nicole Kidman.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfallen101

feels like the academy has gone back to the old- and safe (and boring) style.. Kings speech, true grit, no garfield, no kunis :((

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTobias

who sings the 'country strong' song? please don't say gwyneth...

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpar3182

The number 8 itself is not very telling if taken out of context. However it hints the lack of universal support for it in the academy. It missed on expected nominations for Garfield and costume design for which it was nominated at the guild, reflecting the Academy overall doesn't love it as fiercely as the critics do. The King's Speech on the other hand nabbed surprising nominations for sound and cinematography. It probably is not the frontrunner in either of the categories but if that's an indicator of any sort, it shows the voters are simply willing to vote for it no matter what.

Don't get me wrong I actually liked The Social Network more, which is my 3rd favorite from last year only behind Inception and Toy Story 3. This is merely my observation based on the landscape of the nominations.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.Roscoe

Song is a really weird category. If there are no songs that meet the numerical scoring threshold, there are no nominees. If there is one song that scores high enough, there are two nominees (the two highest scored songs). If there are two or more songs that score high enough, either the top 5 or however many break the scoring threshold (whichever produces fewer nominees) are nominated.

That means only four songs were deemed worthy of possibly being nominated this year. It's a strange and confusing system.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOtherRobert

The best surprise was Bardem! I really hoped to see Julianne Moore's name but Michelle Williams is fine.
Maybe I am blind but what's with Renner's performance in The Town??? Obviously there are far more superior performances (I won't forgive Oscar the absence of Andrew Garfield - one of the few performances that moved me this year).

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

GO DOGTOOTH!!! Im so happy!! god!! now this category is gonna be exciting!!

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMirmo

Personally, Garfield would not make my five but I do feel sorry for him, as to lose out in the last moment must be a little disappointing.

Mark Wahlberg will now join the likes of Michael Douglas in being nominated for both acting and producing (best picture) categories.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBurning Reels

The only nomination TKS got that surprised me was for Sound. The rest are expected.

AJ Roscoe, I don't think anyone expected TSN to be nominated for Costume or Art Direction even though the guilds nominated it. 8 was my prediction for TSN and I was right.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelvel

I really disagree about the Andrew Garfield snub being super significant. It's not like he's the lynchpin of the movie. He was never a top 3 contender, having missed SAG. I don't think anyone was totally safe beyond Bale and Rush, though. Hawkes got it because he's a veteran who finally has a chance to shine in a big juicy supporting role in a movie they wanted to play up. And Garfield could've split his votes somewhat with his other perf, or with Justin Timberlake to his extent, and he's been overshadowed by the superior performance of Jesse Eisenberg.

His snub is made up for by the less-than-expected sound nom, I'd say. And by the fact that they nominated the score despite it's being the opposite of awards-bait. Remember when it was considered IMPOSSIBLE that they go for that? Now it may very well win. TSN will win 4 or 5 oscars overall.

I think it's a bit of a race now, yes, but it's basically looking like an M$B/Aviator situation, I'd say. Except that the Aviator didn't win the Globe and every other critics award in existence. It amazes me that people get so caught up in the latest new development that they seem to forget that TSN won literally EVERYTHING but the PGA and was considered a mortal lock of record-breaking proportions just a few days ago. Now TKS gets more nominations (as expected by anyone paying attention) and suddenly it's the frontrunner. A little perspective, people...

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Keller

We all knew Andrew Garfield was vulnerable all along. But seriously, as great as Eisenberg was, Garfield kept us sane. He would have been a better choice than Renner. And wouldn't they have nominated him just to be able to play his "lawyers" clip at the Oscars?

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercici

yea, the Dogtooth nomination is a good surprise.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike F.

For an analogy: I think Garfield not being nommed this year = Mackie not being nommed last year (almost exactly), i.e. it does not mean they don't love the film.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Keller

I also don't really get the love for Renner in The Town. I like the guy, but he and the film were nothing special. That said, Garfield is young and will very likely be back. This sure was a great year for him. Surely he'll be asked to appear on the telecast, perhaps to introduce TSN.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermikey67

Peggy I think you're right that Bardem cancelled out Gosling which is sad. Gosling is MAGIC in that movie. Best actor material for sure.

Adam -- i also don't think the Andrew Garfield thing is that big of a deal. This year clearly made him a star and he'll have many more chances.

January 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

mikey67: After Andrew's flub at the Globes, I wonder if they'll make him present at the Oscars. LOL

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelvel

OtherRobert -- song is a stupid category. Do they require a certain level of quality votes in other categories? No. They just fill the slots. Song should be no differnet. But dissing the instant classic power ballad of CHER & DIANE WARREN is so stupid. And for that boring ass 127 Hours song? UGH.

January 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

@Nat, but will anyone take him seriously after Spiderman?

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonathon

"Tangled" wasn't nominated for Best Animated Feature? Is that a joke???!!! Pixar wins every year and it all started to become a little too predictable and rather boring.

Danny Boylе should have been nominated for Best Director instead of The Coens. They're so overrated, it's ridiculous!

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNebular

OVER THE MOON ABOUT- KIdman for Actress (Wheww!... That was close. I was worried Steinfeld would sneak in on Lead and edge her out), Dogtooth for Foreign Film (didn't think it would pan out), Bardem for Actor (thanks Julia), Exit through the gift shop for doc. Hawkes & Weaver for Supporting ( I had a nagging suspicion neither of them would get in). The Town not getting a BP nom.

DEPRESSED OVER- Manville snubbed, Moore, Wiest & Swinton Snubs (although I admit these had next to no shot at noms) But I was still hopeful.

WTF NOMINATIONS- Jeremy Renner? This is so the aftershock of The Hurt Locker. Hereafter, Salt & Unstoppable in tech over The Ghost Writer & Shutter Island?

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeo

@melvel,

Showing up in unexpected tech categories is always a sign of support. Remember The Hurt Locker's original score nomination from last year?

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.Roscoe
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