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Oscars 2012
« on: January 24, 2012, 11:54:58 AM »

The nominees are:

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and 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 Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Best Actor
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Hugo, John Logan
The Ides of March, George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
Moneyball, Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Bridget O' Connor and Peter Straughan

Best Original Screenplay
The Artist, Michael Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids, Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
Margin Call, J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi

Best Animated Feature
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango
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Re: Oscars 2012
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 11:56:11 AM »

I would rank the ones I've seen this way:
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
Hugo

Don't care to see: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close or War Horse.

I am also surprised that The Adventures of Tintin didn't get a Best Animated Feature nod, but Rango was VERY good and would be happy to see it win.
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Re: Oscars 2012
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 12:01:13 PM »

How sad is it that the only two films in that list that I've actually seen are Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots?
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 01:16:42 PM »

How sad is it that the only two films in that list that I've actually seen are Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots?

I think that's awesome.
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Re: Oscars 2012
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 01:43:40 PM »

Having seen it at the weekend, I think it's going to take a lot to usurp wins for "The Artist" in film, directing, and male actor.

Any nominations for "Bridesmaids" is a fucking joke whilst Streep better not win for portraying the evil despot otherwise we might be in serious need of a replacement TV come the morning after the Oscars
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Re: Oscars 2012
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 01:55:15 PM »

Very glad to see Hugo get the most nominations. That film had been criminally overlooked by the public at large. Besides being a genuingly great movie, it also is one of the best 3D movies ever. But yea, The Artist is going to give it a run for its money. I liked it, but I liked Hugo better.

Only Best Pix noms I haven't seen are Extremely Loud and The Help (both by choice, and will not see them) and War Horse (still on my list to see, although I've heard very mixed reactions about it.)

Meryl Streep is guaranteed to win another Best Actress Oscar. Seems like some people are confusing the actress' performance (out of this galaxy) with the subject person of that performance...  :o ???

I wish that The Ides of March had gotten some more noms. Also a bit surprised that when all is said and done, no noms for Ryan Gosling for either Ides or Drive. And how did Gary Oldman win a Best Actor nom for his performance (?) in Tinker Tailor?????

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Re: Oscars 2012
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 02:09:16 PM »

I wish that The Ides of March had gotten some more noms

Why would you wish that? IMHO it was a dull, ponderous, poorly scripted plodder of a movie w/too many performances merely phoned in.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 02:30:09 PM »

Very glad to see Hugo get the most nominations. That film had been criminally overlooked by the public at large. Besides being a genuingly great movie, it also is one of the best 3D movies ever. But yea, The Artist is going to give it a run for its money. I liked it, but I liked Hugo better.

I agree that Hugo is one of the best 3D movies ever.  But I think it will suffer if people don't see it in the theater in 3D.  It suffers by comparison to the others as a pure movie.


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And how did Gary Oldman win a Best Actor nom for his performance (?) in Tinker Tailor?????

He was by far the best thing in that movie.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 03:57:02 PM »

Interesting to go back and look at the nominees since 2000.

Here are the ones I haven't seen by year:

2000: None
2001: Moulin Rouge (couldn't make it through that whole thing)
2002: None
2003: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Seabiscuit
2004: The Aviator
2005: Good Night and Good Luck
2006: Letters from Iwo Jima
2007, 2008: None
2009: Avatar, An Education
2010: 127 Hours
2011: The Artist, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, The Tree of Life, War Horse

The ones from 2004 and back I have no interest in seeing.  I have Avatar sitting on my DVR waiting to watch it.  Figured there would be more I hadn't seen.
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Re: Oscars 2012
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 04:19:31 PM »

I'm planning on seeing either War Horse or Hugo on Friday (my day off- woot!) I might just go see both of them.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 04:39:01 PM »

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And how did Gary Oldman win a Best Actor nom for his performance (?) in Tinker Tailor?????

He was by far the best thing in that movie.

which isn't saying much, does it? I mean, this gets a nom, instead of, say, Michael Fassbender's performance in "Shame"? Wow, just wow.
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 07:58:43 AM »

which isn't saying much, does it? I mean, this gets a nom, instead of, say, Michael Fassbender's performance in "Shame"? Wow, just wow.

No, I guess not.  I haven't seen Shame, but probably a bunch of voters didn't either considering the subject matter and rating.  I am not surprised he didn't get a nom even though his performance may well be eons better than anyone else nominated.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 01:18:42 PM »

Just now saw that a Belgian (Flemish) movie was nominated for Best Foreign Film  8)
People in Flanders, Belgium are raving about it. I haven't seen the movie yet myself. Not that it matters as I would be very surprised if "A Separation" does not win.

Foreign Language Film Nominees

Belgium, "Bullhead"
Michael R. Roskam, director


Canada, "Monsieur Lazhar"
Philippe Falardeau, director

Iran, "A Separation"
Asghar Farhadi, director

Israel, "Footnote"
Joseph Cedar, director

Poland, "In Darkness"
Agnieszka Holland, director



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Re: Oscars 2012
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 11:19:04 AM »

AMC doing their annual Oscar stuff.

http://go.amctheatres.com/bps
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