The Oscar nominees are posted. So which of your favorites got left out in the cold, and who would you have dropped to make room for them?
Having not seen them, I'm more satisfied with Good Night, and Good Luck and Brokeback Mountain getting nods than I was last year with Million Dollar Baby vs. The Aviator. Eveywhere else, this year's nominations are even more pathetic than last year's. Seriously, where the **** is Grizzly Man? Fine print disqualification, I hope.
The saddest part of all this is that I'll probably still watch the damn ceremony, just for Jon Stewart.
Despite the fact that I set a new personal record for films viewed last year, I do not have a horse in this race.
what happened to grizzly man? was it even up for consideration? I'm not gonna say it should be up for best picture(even though it would get my vote) but did they seriously watch it and say it wasn't one of the 5 best documentaries of the year? that seems a bit ridiculous.
I am glad to see that match point at least got a writing nom, i was expecting less, not dissapointed it didn't get a best picture nom though, i can't argue with the ones they picked(one of the best most complete groups they have ever picked) I am immensely pleased and surprised that king kong, batman begins, and harry potter didn't get major consideration... yay to the academy for those 3!
Yeah, I was most disappointed with the documentary category. Both Grizzly Man and Mad Hot Ballroom were better than March of the Penguins (the only 3 documentaries I saw this year). Of course, MotP is cute, easily accesible, and has Morgan Freeman as the voice of the penguin...
I was sad that The Squid and the Whale didn't get recognition. I liked it more than almost any other movie I've seen this year.
the only explanation for grizzly man not being there is that it wasn't even considered or some other crazy story... it couldn't possibly just be left out.
"Grizzly Man" was considered but didn't make the shortlist of eligible contenders. There was a quote around the time that was revealed, I think from the head of the documentary committee, saying that the film had its champions but overall it was found lacking. Which, to me, is a statement that makes zero sense.
well I read an article yesterday and apparently Herzog doesn't get along very well will traditional documentarians... then again he won the directors guild award and refuses to be a member so I guess they were just too stubborn... apparently it came closer to being nominated for best picture than documentary because only the documentary committee has a grudge against herzog.
It's possible that Revenge of the Sith wasn't nominated because they didn't submit an effects reel to be nominated. I know that this was the case with The Matrix Revolutions which I thought had excellent effects in a not-so-good movie but in Revolutions case the studio never put themselves up for nomination.
Hey, I won a contest! (Yes, I am Jebediah. That's a username I believe I first used on a Weird Al Yankovic message forum, possibly in reference to "Amish Paradise" (IIRC). That contest only involves predicting nominees for Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Animated Feature, and Visual Effects. The mistakes I made were predicting Walk the Line for Best Picture instead of Munich and predicting Star Wars for Best Visual Effects instead of War of the Worlds.)
Not too many surprises here. I guess Keira Knightley, Terrence Howard, and Howl's Moving Castle might have been dark horses, but I predicted both of 'em. Some moderately interesting things:
1. No documentary nom for Mad Hot Ballroom.
2. Batman Begins only gets one nomination... for Best Cinematography. Riiiight...
3. Best Directors match up perfectly with Best Pictures. Lame.
Congrats! What no prize, though?
Apparently not. Just the glory in knowing I was right.
I just noticed this rant my John at The Movie Blog over Revenge of the Sith not getting an F/X nom. Hadn't occurred to me, but of course he's right. Well, he's right about it deserving to be nominated, but Kong should get the win (and it's the only category where I've seen all the movies in question - pathetic).
I'm odd; to me, obviously the biggest slights are 2046, The New World, and King Kong, but I can hardly call those unexpected...
I was a little surprised that Pride & Prejudice did not score a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination...
Broken Flowers hasn't got one single nod. :(
King Kong would also have deserved more than the 4 nominations it finally got.
But it's very good to see Strathairn having been mentioned.
Yes...I cannot believe the lack of love for Broken Flowers either.
And, it's amusing to note that hardly any of my favorite performances of the year were nominated. Of course, I knew Bill Murray, Nathan Fillion, and Summer Glau had no chance in hell of getting nominated, but Ralph Fiennes? Russell Crowe? Surprising.
But I'm glad that Terrence Howard got a nod. I just recently saw Hustle & Flow, and he was amazing in it.
Plus, Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress! Woo!