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(Academy Awards)   Lincoln, Argo, Life of Pi, and Django are the expected ones, but will the Academy acknowledge Skyfall, Cloud Atlas, and Silver Linings... Join Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane as they announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards. 5:30am PT   (oscar.go.com) divider line 239
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2013-01-10 09:31:52 AM  

FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around. 'Skyfall' is easily his best shot movie. They need to limit who can vote on Cinematography.


That would be said because Les miserables had sine of the worst cinematography I've ever seen. Very unimaginative. Every song had the same shot: actor's face takes up 1/3 of the screen, rest is black or background. You see this same shot 5 times. Javer is shot the same way each time, including a pan out sequence in the middle of the damn song.

/sequence for "master of the house" was good in all fairness.
 
2013-01-10 09:32:12 AM  
I prefer they go the way of the Baseball HoF.
 
2013-01-10 09:32:25 AM  
nice seeing Michael Haneke up there
 
2013-01-10 09:38:18 AM  
Hollywood sure loves it self congratulatory circle jerks award shows.
 
2013-01-10 09:38:58 AM  

JerseyTim: Popcorn Johnny: Zero Dark Thirty deserves best picture, best director and best actress.

Agreed.


Dissenting opinion here, didn't think it did anything worthy of best director or best actress. It was tortuously drawn out in the opening few acts and Bigelow, once again, proves she can't shoot cohesive action sequences. Normally this could be overlooked, but when the entire movie builds towards one sequence and you can't do it right, you don't deserve best director. I'd go into more detail and the specific, glaring, issues, but don't want to post spoilers.

As for the girl, she wasn't bad given the material she had to work with, but I refuse to believe there weren't any significantly better performances by actresses in leading roles this year.
 
2013-01-10 09:39:06 AM  
Sam Jackson should have got a supporting actor nod
 
2013-01-10 09:44:32 AM  
No makeup nom for Cloud Atlas? Wow.

So many noms for the 197th version of Les Miz? Why? It -sucked-.
 
2013-01-10 09:45:11 AM  
I agree. 70% of that movie was closeups. At least it didn't get nominated. I imagine 'Lincoln' will win it. Deakins gets screwed every year. This year it's because 'Skyfall' is a 'genre' film.

KingsleyZisou: FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around. 'Skyfall' is easily his best shot movie. They need to limit who can vote on Cinematography.

That would be said because Les miserables had sine of the worst cinematography I've ever seen. Very unimaginative. Every song had the same shot: actor's face takes up 1/3 of the screen, rest is black or background. You see this same shot 5 times. Javer is shot the same way each time, including a pan out sequence in the middle of the damn song.

/sequence for "master of the house" was good in all fairness.

 
2013-01-10 09:47:31 AM  
Honestly, if I were Ben Affleck (emphasis on the word "IF"), I would see that after all the highs and lows the past ten years have brought me (lest we forget that a decade ago, the dude was headlining 'Gigli'..) I've been lucky enough to reinvent myself as a great director and second chanced leading man, directing not one, not two, but THREE critically acclaimed movies in a row, the third of which is now nominated for Best Picture. Yes, the directing snub sucks, but the picture can stand as a testament to the talent behind the camera as well as in front.
 
2013-01-10 09:48:20 AM  

DeaH: I would argue that Zero Dark, while a fine film, could have been the work of many great directors. But in what universe could Django Unchained have been made by anyone but Tarantino? Seriously, how could the Academy recognize that movie without recognizing Tarantino?


The same thing happened in '94, I believe. "Pulp Fiction" didn't win much because "Feel Good Retarded Person Film #475" starring Tom Hanks swept, but Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay. I expect the same thing this year for Django. Tarantino may be given the Scorsese treatment by the Academy, so fans should wait awhile for that directing Oscar for QT.
 
2013-01-10 09:51:00 AM  

The Bestest: No makeup nom for Cloud Atlas? Wow.


I don't know. The weird protruding forehead asians kind of creeped me out.
 
2013-01-10 09:51:33 AM  
I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.
 
2013-01-10 09:51:33 AM  
No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?
 
2013-01-10 09:53:03 AM  
If guns weren't such a touchy topic right now I'd be rooting for Django for best picture as it could have won. This has been a year of many good, but almost no great movies and the field is pretty weak. You can make a compelling case for 2-3 of the nominees in almost every category.
 
2013-01-10 09:53:46 AM  
No "Dark Knight Rises"? Bring on the death threats!
 
2013-01-10 09:53:52 AM  

raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?


Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed were two of my favorite movies this year neither got much attention which is a shame
 
2013-01-10 09:56:28 AM  
My #1 movie of the year (Life of Li)  was nominated, but #2 and #3 were not (Cabin in the Woods and Moonrise Kingdom). I'm ok with that.
 
2013-01-10 09:58:26 AM  

Carth: Safety Not Guaranteed


Finally watched it last weekend. It was pretty fun and charming, but me and my friends agreed it needed an ending. I mean its nice and all, but nothing was resolved.
 
2013-01-10 09:58:31 AM  

raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?


Agreed. I think I enjoyed that movie more than any other this year.
 
2013-01-10 10:00:38 AM  
Here's what strikes me upon looking at the lists:

Ben Affleck did not get nominated for director - A shame, IMO. It's really not that easy to make a film as tight as he did.

Jackman got nominated - Excellent. Totally deserved.

Amy Adams got the nom for The Master - Fantastic. That jerkoff scene was the scariest scene of the year in movies.
 
2013-01-10 10:01:53 AM  

Sinbox: No Tarantino or Bigelow for Best Director even though the films were nom'd for Best Picture? Consistency is not the Academy's strong point. Ever.


I'm ok with Tarantino not being nominated for director. I liked Django, but it wasn't a masterpiece of direction.

Haven't seen ZDT.
 
2013-01-10 10:02:31 AM  

Cerebral Infarktion: nice seeing Michael Haneke up there


THIS

The best film director period.
 
2013-01-10 10:04:18 AM  
Comma, period?

/damnit
 
2013-01-10 10:04:43 AM  

thecpt: Carth: Safety Not Guaranteed

Finally watched it last weekend. It was pretty fun and charming, but me and my friends agreed it needed an ending. I mean its nice and all, but nothing was resolved.


I agree the ending was definitely the weakest part. The director obviously wanted to say that if you regret something you can change it if you work at it but the way they went about it didn't hold up to the rest of the movie.
 
2013-01-10 10:09:22 AM  

thecpt: Carth: Safety Not Guaranteed

Finally watched it last weekend. It was pretty fun and charming, but me and my friends agreed it needed an ending. I mean its nice and all, but nothing was resolved.


Disagree. The ending it went with was what the movie built up to, anything else would have been disappointing at best, and depressing at worst.
 
2013-01-10 10:14:41 AM  

AmazinTim: raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?

Agreed. I think I enjoyed that movie more than any other this year.


That movie is too good for the Academy. Probably went right over their heads, if they watched it at all.
The academy isn't about cinema. It's about Hollywood. Glitz, tits, and big shiatz. Has nothign to do with talent and everything to do with who's blowing whom.
 
2013-01-10 10:14:52 AM  
WTF is "Amour"
 
2013-01-10 10:16:28 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: Disagree. The ending it went with was what the movie built up to, anything else would have been disappointing at best, and depressing at worst.


I understand that. I meant something after that. Like the other two writing the article, or something denoting change happened. Even just a note in the box would have amounted to some kind of closure.

I feel crappy criticizing a good movie, especially since my only feeling is "i want more" (that's a mark of a good film to me). It just felt like nothing happened for the characters that I liked.
 
2013-01-10 10:17:40 AM  

vudukungfu: The academy isn't about cinema.


Give me a break. Recent Best Picture winners include The Artist, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. You might not agree with those choices, but they are certainly not big Hollywood.
 
2013-01-10 10:19:46 AM  

rotorschnee: I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.


the slo-mo scenes were great as was the scene when mama and crew lamblasted the opposite side of the block. LOVED that film, especially since I went in expecting it to suck and suck hard.
 
2013-01-10 10:19:55 AM  

raymondbree: No Moonrise Kingdom? WTF? They still don't get Wes Anderson?


Didn't help that the movie was released early last year. The Academy has very a short term memory.
 
2013-01-10 10:22:29 AM  

DamnYankees: Slumdog Millionaire


That one screamed fad to me. That, and it was a stupidly simple, cheesy underdog movie. I still get agitated when I think about it. Also, I get angry when I think about the King's Speech winning. A guy beats his impediment. Whoopdy doo. Yes, I know it was shot well.
 
2013-01-10 10:24:24 AM  

frepnog: rotorschnee: I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.

the slo-mo scenes were great as was the scene when mama and crew lamblasted the opposite side of the block. LOVED that film, especially since I went in expecting it to suck and suck hard.


Did it turn out like The Raid? The trailer led people to believe it was a knock off, and I didn't want to watch it because of it.
 
2013-01-10 10:24:30 AM  
Can anyone explain how it's not unrepentantly sexist to have separate categories for actors and actresses? Is it not a relic from the time the awards began, when it was well- and widely-known that women were naturally inferior to men in all things and couldn't possibly compete with them, so they had to have their own category? Why not just have Best Colored Actor in there too, while they're at it? Or separate every category: Best Cinematographess, Best Directrix, etc.?
 
2013-01-10 10:24:42 AM  

thecpt: DamnYankees: Slumdog Millionaire

That one screamed fad to me. That, and it was a stupidly simple, cheesy underdog movie. I still get agitated when I think about it. Also, I get angry when I think about the King's Speech winning. A guy beats his impediment. Whoopdy doo. Yes, I know it was shot well.


No offense to the movie lovers in this thread but...fark the Academy Awards. Maybe they meant something at one time, but it's become a massive Hollywood circle-jerk.
 
2013-01-10 10:25:26 AM  

thecpt: Lumbar Puncture: Disagree. The ending it went with was what the movie built up to, anything else would have been disappointing at best, and depressing at worst.

I understand that. I meant something after that. Like the other two writing the article, or something denoting change happened. Even just a note in the box would have amounted to some kind of closure.

I feel crappy criticizing a good movie, especially since my only feeling is "i want more" (that's a mark of a good film to me). It just felt like nothing happened for the characters that I liked.


You're right, I could see that working.
 
2013-01-10 10:27:13 AM  

Rwa2play: No offense to the movie lovers in this thread but...fark the Academy Awards. Maybe they meant something at one time, but it's become a massive Hollywood circle-jerk.


Like Fark's Photoshop contests?

WHOAAA!
 
2013-01-10 10:27:28 AM  

DamnYankees: Give me a break. Recent Best Picture winners include The Artist, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. You might not agree with those choices, but they are certainly not big Hollywood.


No country was worthy.
 
2013-01-10 10:31:58 AM  

thecpt: frepnog: rotorschnee: I wish Dredd got nominated for effects or something.

the slo-mo scenes were great as was the scene when mama and crew lamblasted the opposite side of the block. LOVED that film, especially since I went in expecting it to suck and suck hard.

Did it turn out like The Raid? The trailer led people to believe it was a knock off, and I didn't want to watch it because of it.


Heh, that's exactly the reason I didn't go see it. I plan on renting it someday.
 
2013-01-10 10:32:24 AM  

DamnYankees: Here's what strikes me upon looking at the lists:

Ben Affleck did not get nominated for director - A shame, IMO. It's really not that easy to make a film as tight as he did.

Jackman got nominated - Excellent. Totally deserved.

Amy Adams got the nom for The Master - Fantastic. That jerkoff scene was the scariest scene of the year in movies.


Hmm. Added to queue.
 
2013-01-10 10:32:25 AM  

vudukungfu: DamnYankees: Give me a break. Recent Best Picture winners include The Artist, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. You might not agree with those choices, but they are certainly not big Hollywood.

No country was worthy.


I'd like to the Departed to the worthy list too.
 
2013-01-10 10:36:42 AM  
Safety Not Guaranteed?  Seriously - some of you really think that was Oscar worthy in any capacity?  LOL

Robert1966: The ads I've seen for "Silver Lining Playbook" have made it look like a cleverer-than-usual romantic comedy. Apparently that's pretty misleading?


Yeah.  That movie is depressing as f*ck.  Not every good either IMO (for me, the weird tone shift at the end really killed it).
 
2013-01-10 10:41:29 AM  

thecpt: vudukungfu: DamnYankees: Give me a break. Recent Best Picture winners include The Artist, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. You might not agree with those choices, but they are certainly not big Hollywood.

No country was worthy.

I'd like to the Departed to the worthy list too.


Aw HELL NAW. Mark Wahlberg was (shockingly) the only great part of that movie. Everything else was worse than the original.
 
2013-01-10 10:44:22 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Aw HELL NAW. Mark Wahlberg was (shockingly) the only great part of that movie. Everything else was worse than the original.


Isn't the original a Japanese trilogy? I'd rather watch this one unless that was truly worth it. And you didn't think Martin Sheen was good?

/I like my friend's theory on the movie. Everyone is an asshole, except sheen's character.
 
2013-01-10 10:44:42 AM  

The Slush: Safety Not Guaranteed? Seriously - some of you really think that was Oscar worthy in any capacity? LOL


Nope, I was just disagreeing about the ending with another poster. Enjoyed the movie, and most of the movies I enjoyed the most this year are also not likely 'Oscar worthy'. I'm ok with that.

How was Life of Pi anyway? The trailers bugged me, the CGI was a little too obvious in the commercials. Is it better when watching the film?
 
2013-01-10 10:46:56 AM  

FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around.


How does it feel to be a Mr Wrong Guy!
 
2013-01-10 10:48:13 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: How was Life of Pi anyway?


It sucked.

But it IS one of those movies where if you say you don't like it then you are dumb and stuff.

People say things like, 'If you did't like the movie then why did you watch it?'

Sometime i don't know what people are trying to say anymore.
 
2013-01-10 10:49:52 AM  

fisker: Lumbar Puncture: How was Life of Pi anyway?

It sucked.


Wrong. It was great.
 
2013-01-10 10:50:53 AM  
It feels pretty good. 'Les Mis' had horrible cinematography. He's still possibly going to get stomped by folks voting for 'Lincoln' or whatever the favorite for Best Picture turns out to be.

gunga galunga: FunkyPhantom: It makes me sad that Roger Deakins won't win his first Oscar this year because the way people just mass vote all the technicals for whatever is hot, likely 'Les Mis' this time around.

How does it feel to be a Mr Wrong Guy!

 
2013-01-10 10:51:57 AM  

DamnYankees: fisker: Lumbar Puncture: How was Life of Pi anyway?

It sucked.

Wrong. It was great.


I did like the part where Wilson goes away and the guy starts crying.
 
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