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Cameraperson is the best film of the year. Nothing else is even close. -Mark

Command and Control should be required viewing in public schools. Too bad we are entering a coupon voucher era. - Minerva

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Boo Junfeng (The Apprentice
Gianfranco Rosi (Fire At Sea)
Chris Kelly (Other People)
NWR (Neon Demon)

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84th Oscars. Oscar Contenders for the Films of 2011
AND THE NOMINEES ARE...

Will Win: Christopher Plummer
Who Else Was Nominated?: We keep forgetting...

Reader's Ranking (Polls Closed): 1. CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER (70%) 2. VON SYDOW (8%) 3. NOLTE (7%) 4. BRANAGH (6%) 5. HILL (5%)

 

Fun Factoid: With an average age of 62, this is the most senior list year ever in this category, even though it generally skews the oldest of the acting categories. Not even that George Burns year in the 70s skewed this vintage. Max von Sydow and Plummer are now the 2nd and 4th oldest nominees ever in this category (Hal Holbrook from Into the Wild is the oldest still... but now by only 50 days! In third place was Ralph Richardson for Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Lord of the Apes though that nomination came posthumously)

 

KENNETH BRANAGH
50 yrs old
2 nominations
(*in acting)
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

wins: DC

 

 

JONAH HILL
27 yrs old
1st nomination!
MONEYBALL

 wins: --


 NICK NOLTE
70 yrs old
3 nominations
WARRIOR

 

wins: San Diego

 

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
81 yrs old
2 nominations
BEGINNERS

wins:  Globes, BFCA
 LAFCANBR, and several critics prizes
 

MAX VON SYDOW
82 yrs old
2 nominations
EXTREMELY LOUD

 

wins: --

 
How'd he get nominated?
 tba
Who got snubbed?
Albert Brooks wins the Dennis Quaid in Far From Heaven prize of enduring showbiz player with critics wins playing against type in a movie that's in love with the movies who seems obvious and then gets snubbed at the last minute prize WHEW. This race seemed really diffuse beyond Christopher Plummer and Kenneth Branagh since Nolte's film didn't have heat, Hill seemed like an easy snub if they didn't love Moneyball as much we expected so several men still seemed possible like SAG nominee Armie Hammer, Globe nominee Viggo Mortensen and men in Best Pictures like Ben Kingsley.
Who will win?
Christopher Plummer is Oscar night's surest best in any category.
 

 

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