Thursday, March 3, 2011

Christopher Nolan's snub (& all the other Oscar nominations)

It's awesome seeing  two female-driven films nominated for Best Picture - The Kids Are All Right & Winter's Bone, and think it is worth having The Town excluded.

I'm seriously floored that they snubbed Christopher Nolan, though. Again. Seriously? Helps with the Hitchcock comparisons, though... Even harder to swallow is that Inception was not nominated for Best Editing?! What were they thinking?

Another strange oversight is no Tron: Legacy for Visual Effects. Strange...

But whoop whoop! Javier Bardem for Best Actor, Michelle Williams for Best Actress & Another Year for Best Original Screenplay!

& NO Burlesque songs anywhere in sight!! (Cher was wrong - we had heard the last of her).

Here is the full list of this year's Oscar Nominees (Thanks,

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role


Javier Bardem for Biutiful (2010)
Jeff Bridges for True Grit (2010)
James Franco for 127 Hours (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Achievement in Directing

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year


Dogtooth (2009): Giorgos Lanthimos(Greece)
In a Better World (2010): Susanne Bier(Denmark)
Incendies (2010): Denis Villeneuve(Canada)

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Best Achievement in Editing

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song


127 Hours (2010): A.R. RahmanRollo ArmstrongDido("If I Rise")
Country Strong (2010): Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges("Coming Home")
Tangled (2010): Alan MenkenGlenn Slater("I See the Light")
Toy Story 3 (2010): Randy Newman("We Belong Together")

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Best Short Film, Live Action