Oscar Nominations 2012

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

There are many people who will be protesting the movie J. Edgar was omitted from the Oscar lineup this year. I  am also disappointed but realize just because a movie featured good acting and opened way down in the back on Screen 8 at Movietowne, it should be nominated. Maybe the Academy feels that Clint Eastwood is too old and Leonardo DiCaprio too good for nomination.

I nearly fell asleep twice during an early showing of the Descendants so that alone should give the movie the Oscar nod. The Help was a movie I liked so I am a bit surprised it was even nominated. Just as surprising but most welcomed was the Best Actress Nomination of Rooney Mara for Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. A strangely sexy character, both on screen and page. I am one of those who will always agree Woody Allen should get the Oscar whenever he is nominated but it is never easy for sarcastic the man whose style of eyeglasses has gone in and out of style at least five times in his lifetime. Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy is one of the best dust collectors on my bookshelf and might remain so as the movie is already available on DVD at a store near me. Hugo has a good trailer and special effects which will no doubt heavily influence the way votes are cast.

So who really cares about the Oscars? Not too many as the show is not nearly as popular as is once was and several shades below average porn on the Net.

And The Nominations Are:

Best Picture

The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (film)

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The Help
Midnight in Paris
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

Rooney Mara

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

Woody Allen

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

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