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(HitFix)   Complete list of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards nominations. Lowlight: No Michael Fassbender. Lower note: Sarah Palin got a nomination. Seriously   (hitfix.com) divider line 267
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2012-01-24 10:58:02 AM  

Honest Bender: They were nominated for nominations?


Oh yes, it's the first step in a multi-part process, all very scientific and stuff...
 
2012-01-24 10:58:26 AM  
Almost all arty-smell-your-own-farty films except for animation and moneyball?

*clicks link*

Yep.

/after both The Bourne Ultimatum and The Dark Knight got snubbed, realized that the academy does not believe entertaining the audience is a necessary or even worthy goal to make a movie deserving of praise
 
2012-01-24 10:58:53 AM  

rynthetyn: I'm glad Gary Oldman got a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He was absolutely amazing in that role.


rynthetyn: I'm glad Gary Oldman got a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He was absolutely amazing in that role.


Everyone was amazing in that movie. An acting clinic.
 
2012-01-24 10:59:01 AM  

MindStalker: PsyLord: Really? Sarah Palin? I never thought that these award shows had any merit. This just adds to that belief. Seriously, swag and awards for actors and musicians but no widely televised awards for teachers, scientists, doctors, humanitarians, etc? Our society sucks.

No, I think subby is trolling. There was a football movie called Undefeated, which is also the name of Palins book. Maybe that's what subby is talking about...


Yes. This from another article:

4. "Undefeated"? Really? The Documentary Feature nominees made me do a double-take. Surely that Sarah Palin documentary, which had a zero Tomatometer score last time I looked, didn't get a nomination. A closer look shows that this "Undefeated" is this story of an Ohio high school football team.
 
2012-01-24 10:59:05 AM  

TravisBickle62: Wise_Guy: BalugaJoe: Jonah Hill should not be nominated for anything.

I was just thinking about that-- he didn't really do anything in Moneyball. There was literally no range to his character. Not saying it was his fault, just that it seemed to be written that way.

"Just sit there and be fat."

Well he also had to look kinda brainy ... so "Just sit there and be fat and look brainy"


And now he will be referred to as "Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"...nice things, can't have 'em.
 
2012-01-24 11:00:18 AM  

MindStalker: PsyLord: Really? Sarah Palin? I never thought that these award shows had any merit. This just adds to that belief. Seriously, swag and awards for actors and musicians but no widely televised awards for teachers, scientists, doctors, humanitarians, etc? Our society sucks.

No, I think subby is trolling. There was a football movie called Undefeated, which is also the name of Palins book. Maybe that's what subby is talking about...


Ah, gotcha. I clicked onto the link but got a weird flashing ad about my browser not being up to date (which is BS). So I just closed out of that tab. Hate that flash ad crap.

Anyway, I still think these entertainment award shows are indicative of what's wrong with our society. We just don't have the right priorities.
 
2012-01-24 11:00:21 AM  

Tatterdemalian: The Hollywood limo liberals will never get over Sarah Palin.

/seriously, never


Maybe, but everyone else is pretty much over her.
 
2012-01-24 11:00:29 AM  

DamnYankees: Mavent: Palin aside, the nominations confirm what I've been thinking all year- that this was an incredibly crappy year for movies.

Yeah, not a very good year.

Best Picture Ranking Best to Worst - All these were very good movies

1) "The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer
2) "Moneyball" Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
3) "Hugo" Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
4) "Midnight in Paris" Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
5) "The Descendants" Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
6) "The Help" Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers

Didn't See

"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" Scott Rudin, Producer
"The Tree of Life" Nominees to be determined
"War Horse" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers


I thought War Horse was sappy & manipulative. Unless you have tween-age girls, don't bother seeing it.

/Although my theatre was packed with senior citizens for some reason
//I enjoyed the hell out of The Artist. I'm rooting for that one
///The book for The Help was far better than the movie, although I REALLY liked all the actors.
 
2012-01-24 11:00:34 AM  

DamnYankees: "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" Scott Rudin, Producer


You know, even today, I'm tired of the 'Let's rehash 9/11 and milk it for a few more bucks.' theme, but I saw a trailer for this movie that looked awesome. It's not any of the ones on TV now, but I watched it during football about a month ago, and it actually made me want to see it. The trailers out now don't do it any kind of justice at all.
 
2012-01-24 11:02:29 AM  

rynthetyn: I'm glad Gary Oldman got a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He was absolutely amazing in that role.


Agreed- he did a fantastic job. I wonder if they will film the follow-up stories?
 
2012-01-24 11:02:39 AM  
Re: the Documentary category, you snubbed Steve James (The Interrupters) and Werner Herzog again for this, Academy?

By the way, Sarah Palin's not nominated. Wrong Undefeated. It's this: "A documentary that follows the Manassas Tigers football team, a severely underfunded and underprivileged football -- who were even hired out as a practice team for more successful schools -- as they reverse their fortunes thanks to coach Bill Courtney."

A few more things:
- Drive and Girl with a Dragon Tattoo should have been nominated for original score
- Kirsten Dunst was robbed with no nomination for Melancholia
- Gary Oldman will be best actor
- I suspect Glenn Close will be best actress
- Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for Foreign Language (yay!) and will probably lose chiefly because A Separation has much more buzz in the United States
- I'm pleased Tree of Life got so many nominations
- It just hit me that there are no real blockbusters in most of these categories. Many Americans won't have seen these movies.
 
2012-01-24 11:02:52 AM  

Diogenes: Hollywood nominating a conservative documentary? That Nolte guy over at Breitbart's going to have an aneurysm.


Meh, this guy (new window) won a Tony and, just a few weeks ago, a Golden Globe. He endorsed Bachmann, and no one cared because he's a good actor.

/The only conservatives you ever hear biatching about Hollywood not hiring conservatives are conservatives with no talent
 
2012-01-24 11:03:06 AM  
Snape was robbed!
 
2012-01-24 11:03:32 AM  
files.sharenator.com
 
2012-01-24 11:04:10 AM  

bobbette: Re: the Documentary category, you snubbed Steve James (The Interrupters) and Werner Herzog again for this, Academy?


I have to admit - I thought Cave of Forgotten Dreams was really boring.
 
2012-01-24 11:05:05 AM  

DamnYankees: rynthetyn: I'm glad Gary Oldman got a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He was absolutely amazing in that role.

Everyone was amazing in that movie. An acting clinic.


Good point. They should have just nominated the entire cast and been done with it. Among other things, it was also the best acting performance I've ever seen by Mark Strong.
 
2012-01-24 11:05:33 AM  

DamnYankees: obeymatt: I see this Michael Fassbender name all of the time, and I don't know one movie he has been in. Difficulty: I have a toddler and rarely go to the movies.

So why are you posting about it?


Why not? I didn't feel like IMDBing him.
 
2012-01-24 11:06:35 AM  

Wise_Guy: BalugaJoe: Jonah Hill should not be nominated for anything.

I was just thinking about that-- he didn't really do anything in Moneyball. There was literally no range to his character. Not saying it was his fault, just that it seemed to be written that way.

"Just sit there and be fat."


I'm really glad they didn't have his character really do anything in that movie other than his job. I thought the whole dynamic between him and Beane was nicely understated, including the comedy and the non-comedy bits. I was afraid they were going to make him into a wacky fat-guy stereotype to give the movie a more broad comic appeal, but they didn't. He wasn't a scene-stealing buffoon, and they didn't rely on any cheap fat jokes. In fact, him being fat had really nothing to do with anything in the movie.
 
2012-01-24 11:06:36 AM  

rynthetyn: DamnYankees: rynthetyn: I'm glad Gary Oldman got a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He was absolutely amazing in that role.

Everyone was amazing in that movie. An acting clinic.

Good point. They should have just nominated the entire cast and been done with it. Among other things, it was also the best acting performance I've ever seen by Mark Strong.


Hm. That's saying a lot. He's a fantastic actor.
 
2012-01-24 11:06:37 AM  
Joseph Gordon Levitt not nominated?

Grrr.
 
2012-01-24 11:06:47 AM  
Hugo?:

images.wikia.com


directed by Scorsese.
 
2012-01-24 11:07:04 AM  
I saw Moneyball a few days ago. It was a solid movie, but I didn't think it deserves a Best Pic nom.
 
2012-01-24 11:07:33 AM  
An undercurrent of drama in the "Best Foreign Film" category: both Israel and Iran have made the shortlist ;-) Haven't seen the Iranian entry yet (it just started showing in theaters here - you can BET they aren't screening Footnote), but ours is quite esoteric. It takes guts to make a feature-length film about academic rivalry, in a university's Talmud department, no less. The performances and script were excellent, but frankly I'll be surprised if it wins. Not political enough.
 
2012-01-24 11:08:08 AM  

rynthetyn: I'm glad Gary Oldman got a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He was absolutely amazing in that role.


So that's pretty cool? It looks good, but you never know nowdays. Gary Oldman absolutely rocks. Everything he does has a completely different vibe than the role before, like Johnny Depp, but take away the lovable eccentric and add a heaping helping of crazy! IMHO, Oldman's as under-appreciated as John Turturro, people can name a bunch of his roles, and sometimes recognize roles that they didn't even know were done by him, but they can't always name him, yet he's a genius.
 
2012-01-24 11:08:14 AM  

Jake Havechek: Jonah Hill should be punched in the stomach for "Allen Gregory".


THIS X 50K
 
2012-01-24 11:08:24 AM  

Mr_Fabulous: I saw Moneyball a few days ago. It was a solid movie, but I didn't think it deserves a Best Pic nom.


I saw it a couple days ago on a plane, the second time watching it, and I disagree. It was a fantastically made movie, I really appreciated it even more the second time around.
 
2012-01-24 11:08:45 AM  
Wow, except for Tinker, Tailor, soldier, Spy I don't think I saw any of these movies.
 
2012-01-24 11:09:17 AM  
Want Mara to win, but her competition won't let her.

/We get it. Meryl Streep is a good actress. She's already been rewarded and recognized as such.
 
2012-01-24 11:09:27 AM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: rynthetyn: I'm glad Gary Oldman got a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He was absolutely amazing in that role.

Agreed- he did a fantastic job. I wonder if they will film the follow-up stories?


I think that team could. The adaptation was even better than Gary Oldman's performance. The last time someone tried to adapt Tinker Tailor, it took hours and hours as a miniseries. They shortened it down to two hours and it felt like it missed nothing - it just had more urgency and dramatic impact (particularly the storyline with Ann.)

A little odd that Tomas Alfredson didn't get nominated for Best Director, but it's a tough year and Hollywood pretty much couldn't do an unconventional thing and not nominate one of Scorcese, Allen, Malick or Alexander Payne.
 
2012-01-24 11:10:19 AM  

beta_plus: /after both The Bourne Ultimatum and The Dark Knight got snubbed, realized that the academy does not believe entertaining the audience is a necessary or even worthy goal to make a movie deserving of praise


Really, 'The Bourne Ultimatum'? Sure, the first one was cool, but after that, you're just rehashing the same crap over and over. I saw nothing original in the sequel. Dark Knight, on the other hand WAS good, even with the 'Let's all moon over poor Heath' stuff barraging us 24/7. It WAS an inspired role, and made the movie.
 
2012-01-24 11:10:36 AM  

Matticus: Want Mara to win, but her competition won't let her.

/We get it. Meryl Streep is a good actress. She's already been rewarded and recognized as such.


Of those nominated actresses, I guess I'm rooting for Viola Davis. But I wasn't bowled over by any of them.
 
RTX
2012-01-24 11:10:50 AM  
How did no one from Tinker, Tailor get nominated for Best Supporting Actor? Maybe because there were so many choices, they split the Academy's votes?
 
2012-01-24 11:12:01 AM  
Watched Tree of Life yesterday and was a bit underwhelmed. It was beautifully filmed, but all the characters were so underwritten that it was really hard to care about their cliched life stories.

Whispered prayer
Jessica Chastain is pretty
Sean Penn has a sad
The universe is created
Brad Pitt is an asshole
Kids in the 50s really needed Xboxes so they won't stick knives in light sockets
Jessica Chastain washes her feet
Whispered prayer
Kid randomly sucks at swimming and drowns
Brad Pitt ruins dinner
Scary clowns!
Jessica Chastain is still pretty
Everyone is dead and the afterlife is like a dull burning man
Hugs!
The end.

Again, gorgeous cinematography, but it was just too bland and generic to really grab me, at least not the way Moneyball did (and I don't even like baseball).
 
2012-01-24 11:12:09 AM  

Mikey1969: rynthetyn: I'm glad Gary Oldman got a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He was absolutely amazing in that role.

So that's pretty cool? It looks good, but you never know nowdays. Gary Oldman absolutely rocks. Everything he does has a completely different vibe than the role before, like Johnny Depp, but take away the lovable eccentric and add a heaping helping of crazy! IMHO, Oldman's as under-appreciated as John Turturro, people can name a bunch of his roles, and sometimes recognize roles that they didn't even know were done by him, but they can't always name him, yet he's a genius.


In talking my sister into going to see Tinker Tailor, I started listing off all of the Gary Oldman roles that I knew she'd seen and she didn't realize it was him in any of them.
 
2012-01-24 11:12:10 AM  

Diogenes: Tatterdemalian: The Hollywood limo liberals will never get over Sarah Palin.

/seriously, never

We don't take kindly to shallow attempts to foist a tremendous fraud on the American people.


Can't handle the competition?

/of course not, that's the real reason socialists hate capitalism
 
2012-01-24 11:12:34 AM  

Cybernetic: No, I think subby is trolling. There was a football movie called Undefeated, which is also the name of Palins book. Maybe that's what subby is talking about...


You do realize that "confusion" and "trolling" are different concepts entirely, right? Sounds to me like he got the titles confused. If he was trolling, it would just be designed to generate anger and hostility, and there wouldn't be something as silly as the two names being almost identical.
 
2012-01-24 11:12:53 AM  
God, the Academy Awards are a f*cking joke.
 
2012-01-24 11:13:31 AM  
Tree of Life was probably is the worst most pretentious movies I've ever seen.
 
2012-01-24 11:15:02 AM  

Mad_Radhu: obeymatt: I see this Michael Fassbender name all of the time, and I don't know one movie he has been in. Difficulty: I have a toddler and rarely go to the movies.

He was young, badass Magneto in X-Men: First Class.


That's where he looks familiar from. Thanks.
 
2012-01-24 11:16:08 AM  
You know guys, I wonder why Lars von Trier was not nominated for my favourite movie of last year, Melancholia!

Ah yes... let's take stroll down memory lane...

"What can I say? I understand Hitler ... I sympathize with him a bit." - Lars von Trier, Cannes, 2011

Oh wait, you know what, I'm just going to post the rest of that quote.

"I don't mean I'm in favor of World War II and I'm not against Jews, not even Susanne Bier. In fact I'm very much in favor of them. All Jews. Well, Israel is a pain in the ass but... Now how can I get out of this sentence? Ok. I'm a Nazi." - Lars von Trier, Cannes, 2011

You thanked Hitler
 
2012-01-24 11:20:16 AM  

RTX: How did no one from Tinker, Tailor get nominated for Best Supporting Actor? Maybe because there were so many choices, they split the Academy's votes?


Agreed, everyone in that movie was absolutely on note. I should see it again before it's out of theaters. I just loved it.
 
2012-01-24 11:22:09 AM  

bobbette: RTX: How did no one from Tinker, Tailor get nominated for Best Supporting Actor? Maybe because there were so many choices, they split the Academy's votes?

Agreed, everyone in that movie was absolutely on note. I should see it again before it's out of theaters. I just loved it.


Also, the Academy needs a new category - Best Trailer. TTSS would win that award running away this year.
 
2012-01-24 11:23:31 AM  
Flash Gordon isn't going to be happy with a certain supporting actor nomination!
 
2012-01-24 11:24:01 AM  
What are these "movie" things everyone talks about?

Do they show them on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel or PBS?

/has a 4 year old
//hasn't seen regular TV since 2007
 
2012-01-24 11:24:02 AM  

bobbette: You know guys, I wonder why Lars von Trier was not nominated for my favourite movie of last year, Melancholia!

Ah yes... let's take stroll down memory lane...

"What can I say? I understand Hitler ... I sympathize with him a bit." - Lars von Trier, Cannes, 2011

Oh wait, you know what, I'm just going to post the rest of that quote.

"I don't mean I'm in favor of World War II and I'm not against Jews, not even Susanne Bier. In fact I'm very much in favor of them. All Jews. Well, Israel is a pain in the ass but... Now how can I get out of this sentence? Ok. I'm a Nazi." - Lars von Trier, Cannes, 2011

You thanked Hitler


Many years ago, long before the Hitler slip, I decided I'd never see another Von Trier film. I was sick and tired of the whole Dogma 95 circus and particularly sick of the misogyny in his films - women who love are punished. I don't feel cinematically deprived at all.
 
2012-01-24 11:24:29 AM  

obeymatt: Why not? I didn't feel like IMDBing him.


Yeah, that IS a lot of work, you have to open a new tab and everything. Much easier to sit around and wait for someone on here to answer you, although it will take 400x as long... :-)
 
2012-01-24 11:24:38 AM  

DamnYankees: bobbette: RTX: How did no one from Tinker, Tailor get nominated for Best Supporting Actor? Maybe because there were so many choices, they split the Academy's votes?

Agreed, everyone in that movie was absolutely on note. I should see it again before it's out of theaters. I just loved it.

Also, the Academy needs a new category - Best Trailer. TTSS would win that award running away this year.


Actually, I think Girl with the Dragon Tattoo would win, but it would be close.

However, if we had done this the last few years, then Garden State would have won an Oscar. Do you really want to live in that world?
 
2012-01-24 11:25:14 AM  

Nogale: Many years ago, long before the Hitler slip, I decided I'd never see another Von Trier film. I was sick and tired of the whole Dogma 95 circus and particularly sick of the misogyny in his films - women who love are punished. I don't feel cinematically deprived at all.


Completely agree. I loathe Von Trier, both for his views, his actions and his films.
 
2012-01-24 11:25:39 AM  
Was Alan Rickman on the list?

I didn't see Alan Rickman on the list.
 
2012-01-24 11:25:47 AM  

DamnYankees: bobbette: Re: the Documentary category, you snubbed Steve James (The Interrupters) and Werner Herzog again for this, Academy?

I have to admit - I thought Cave of Forgotten Dreams was really boring.


I liked it because it seemed to do a good job of capturing what it would be like to actually visit that cave, and see the paintings for yourself. If that's the sort of trip that you would find boring, then I can imagine you'd be bored by the film as well.

/only movie I've ever regretted not seeing in 3D
 
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