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.
- And The Nomination Goes To… Oscar-Caliber Talent (brilliantmagazine.com)
- Oscar nominations 2012 – what do the critics have to say? (guardian.co.uk)
- Oscar Surprises and Snubs: Gary Oldman Gets His Due, But Leo Sits This One Out (seattlepi.com)
- Some Last-Minute Oscar Nomination Predictions, Because I Like Procrastinating (confessionsofafilmaholic.wordpress.com)
- Oscar Nominations and Quick Thoughts (dumideas.wordpress.com)
- Best Dressed Ladies of Oscars Past (fabsugar.com)
- What if Posters for Oscar-Nominated Movies Told the Truth? (gawker.com)