2011 Oscar Nominations

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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby mlrg » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:53 am

Is Hugo the most nominated film ever without an acting nomination?

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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby Franz Ferdinand » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:45 am

OscarGuy wrote:Franz, regarding Branagh and McTeer, they were contenders on their own. Matter of fact, I was more certain of McTeer's nomination than Close's.


I suppose I haven't been following the race that closely this year. I was aware of Branagh floating around but not McTeer; in a way, not being aware made the nomination announcement more exciting than last year.

- no Tintin in Animated Feature is a shame, it was easily one of the most fun and technically adept movies of the year. Is motion-capture ready to be written off?

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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:30 am

Franz, regarding Branagh and McTeer, they were contenders on their own. Matter of fact, I was more certain of McTeer's nomination than Close's.
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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:30 am

Some trivial observations.

No nomination for Tintin for animated film. No Cars 2 either.

Pina nominated for Documentary feature but not Foreign Language. That possibility didn't happen.

Harry Potter nominated for Make-up, F/X and Art Direction. No Best Picture, no Supporting actor. Guess that's settled.

Madonna has now made an Oscar nominated film (W.E. for costumes).
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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:29 am

My observations:

Best Picture

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is the surprise. Not a great film, but it doesn't deserve to be the whipping boy a lot of the critics have made it. Nice to see the underdog nominated instead of the godawful Bridesmaids, although Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy should also have made it in.

Best Actor

Gary Oldman finally has an Oscar nomination. Can he win over a split in the pretty boy vote between Clooney and Pitt or will all hail Dujardin?

Best Actress

Rooney Mara over Tilda Swinton? Oh, well, at least Tilda already has an Oscar.

Best Supporting Actor

Go Max, go! I still don't get what Jonah Hill did to deserve an Oscar nomination, but, oh well.

Best Supporting Actress

I was hoping for Vanessa Redgrave over Shailene Woodley, not Ms. Mccarthy, but, what the hell.

Animated Feature

No Tintin, and who he hell are Chico and Rita? Rango has this one in a bag.

Original Song

Two dull nominees. Either throw out the new rules or eliminate the category altogether. This is beyond ridiculous.

Remaining categories:

Pretty much as expected.

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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby Franz Ferdinand » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:25 am

Scattered thoughts:
- might Hugo benefit from enough Marty-love to pull an upset in Picture, and earn Scorsese another Director trophy?
- 9 nominees for Picture, thank God they didn't get roped in and make Bridesmaids the tenth.
- Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill....happy to see Warrior get at least a little love in the form of Nick Nolte.
- only two songs for Original, and no residual love for Trent Reznor? Just scrap the musical segment this year, thanks.
- Seems that a couple of supporting actors got swept into the mix on the heels of strong leads (Branagh, McTeer). Were they even factors on their own?
- how has Demian Bichir flown completely under the radar? That's the type of surprise nod I love to see.
- the Transformers franchise now has 7 nominations to its name...
- A token nod for Drive in Sound Editing reminds me of other glaring omissions: Fassbender, Fincher, etc.
- the Harry Potter franchise tops out with a total of 12 nominations, with zero wins as of today.

I was ready to be completely apathetic towards the race this year, but as always, the nominations get me all fluttered.

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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:24 am

Their commercial website lists four, but their .org website has five.

I'm disappointed in a lot of these nominees. There were some amazing performances this year left in the cold by rubbish.

And don't get me started on the shit-tastic Original Song list? They may have just sealed their own elimination. Not only are these songs not going to be that fun to present at the Oscars, they aren't very good. Man or Muppet is ok, but the other two songs from the film were better and the Rio song is shit. They also missed out on opportunities to have Sinead O'Connor, Lady Gaga, Elton John and Mary J Blige perform at the Oscars.
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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby anonymous1980 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:19 am

I'm disappointed Albert Brooks was snubbed. HOWEVER, The Tree of Life's nominations in Director and Picture more than makes up for it. Or any disappointing exclusions or inclusions, really. I love the fact that the Academy nominated this divisive, difficult, beautiful art film that's frankly a masterpiece and will be embraced as such for years to come. It's not going to win but its nomination shows that there's still good, adventurous tastes within the Academy. Bravo.

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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:16 am

FilmFan720 wrote:Midnight in Paris is 4...art direction too!!


Hah! AMPAS's own website only has 4 nominees for Art Direction. So much for checking on the most reliable source.
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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:13 am

Midnight in Paris is 4...art direction too!!
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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby Reza » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:10 am

Oh God now I'll have to sit through the Malick !!

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Re: 2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:09 am

Nomination count (only for Best Picture noms)

Hugo - 11
The Artist - 10 (good enough to beat Hugo and Scorsese)
Moneyball - 6
War Horse - 6
The Descendants - 5
The Help - 4
Midnight in Paris - 4
The Tree of Life - 3 (including cinematography)
Extremely Loud - 2 (got in by a hair; the Sydow nom should have been a clue)

I think these are right, but please correct me if not.

ETA: You know, I could've just gone onto AMPAS's own website, selected "View by Film" and saved me a lot of hassle.
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2011 Oscar Nominations

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:04 am

Best Picture
“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse“ Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

Directing
“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Alexander Payne
“Hugo” Martin Scorsese
“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen
“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick

Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

Animated Feature Film
“A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
“Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
“Kung Fu Panda 2″ Jennifer Yuh Nelson
“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
“Rango” Gore Verbinski

Art Direction
“The Artist”
Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2“
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
“Hugo”
Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
“Midnight in Paris”
Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
“War Horse”
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

Cinematography
“The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Jeff Cronenweth
“Hugo” Robert Richardson
“The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki
“War Horse” Janusz Kaminski

Costume Design
“Anonymous” Lisy Christl
“The Artist” Mark Bridges
“Hugo” Sandy Powell
“Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor
“W.E.” Arianne Phillips

Documentary (Feature)
“Hell and Back Again”
Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Pina”
Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
“Undefeated”
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

Documentary (Short Subject)
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
“Incident in New Baghdad”
James Spione
“Saving Face”
Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

Film Editing
“The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Kevin Tent
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Moneyball” Christopher Tellefsen

Foreign Language Film
“Bullhead” Belgium
“Footnote” Israel
“In Darkness” Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
“A Separation” Iran

Makeup
“Albert Nobbs”
Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
“The Iron Lady”
Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score)
“The Adventures of Tintin” John Williams
“The Artist” Ludovic Bource
“Hugo” Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse” John Williams

Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)
“Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
“La Luna” Enrico Casarosa
“A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
“Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Short Film (Live Action)
“Pentecost” Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
“Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
“The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George
“Time Freak” Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
“Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø

Sound Editing
“Drive” Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Ren Klyce
“Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
“War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

Sound Mixing
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
“Hugo”
Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
“Moneyball”
Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
“War Horse”
Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
“Hugo”
Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
“Real Steel”
Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
“Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan
“The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
“Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius
“Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
“Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor
“Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen
“A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi


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