Oscar BONUS!

Best Actress Academy Award

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It’s been a long, busy week, but I did not forget about the Oscar nominations that were announced this past Tuesday morning. Oscars! The films! The predictions! The fashion! Insert hand-clapping and excited squeals in the Snoek-Brown household. Or, at least, with half of the Snoek-Brown household. ;)

The most nominations this year go to Hugo with 11 — I’ll be posting something extra about that soon on my personal site — with 10 nods for The Artist.

Here are some of my initial, personal reactions to this year’s nominations:

  • Why only 9 nominations for Best Picture, instead of 10? This was a really, really good year for films, IMHO. There were 4 or 5 other films deserving of that 10th spot. My personal choice would have been Bridesmaids. Click here for Entertainment Weekly‘s thorough (6-step!) explanation of the Best Picture voting process.
  • Makes you go hmmm…. No love for this year’s Clint Eastwood film J. Edgar. Guess I’ll be waiting until that reel librarian flick comes out on DVD.
  • Jeers? The non-nominations for Michael Fassbender in Shame (seriously brilliant performance), Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia, Shailene Woodley in The Descendants, and Kristen Wiig in The Bridesmaids (although a total cheer for her nomination in the Original Screenplay category).
  • Total cheers? The love shown for The Artist, Midnight in Paris, The Descendants, and Moneyball.
  • And yay for the 3 nominations for reel librarian entry Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, including Gary Oldman’s FIRST! EVER! nomination for Best Actor.
  • And it’s only the SECOND! EVER! Oscar nomination in so many years for Christopher Plummer. Fingers crossed for him this year — he totally deserves it for Beginners.

2 comments on “Oscar BONUS!

  1. […] The other day, I was thinking about how excited I get with three major awards/announcements every January:  the winners and honor books for the Caldecott and Newbery awards, announced every year the ALA Midwinter Conference, as well as the annual too-early-on-a-Tuesday-morning announcements of Oscar nominations (see my Reel Librarians blog for my personal reactions to this year’s Oscar glories). […]

  2. […] is going to be Oscar-related. I believe it has been well-established (here, here, here and here) where I will be […]

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