2012 Oscar Nominations
The nominees have been released. There are several big surprises that I didn’t see coming. Some of the surprises are good…some are annoying…others are downright dumb. Read, comment and let me know who you think will win.
Here is my Oscar nomination prediction post.
The Tree of Life
Mightnight in Paris
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud? The film has been critically panned and only has a %50 on Rotten Tomatoes. Capone from Aintitcool thought it was the worst film of the year.
I’m happy War Horse got a nomination. It could pull an upset because The Artist and The Descendants are losing momentum. I’d love to see Mightnight in Paris or The Tree of Life win.
Notable snub: Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.
Michael Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
This was the easist category to predict. I’m happy Malick got a nomination. The Tree of Life is a work of true talent.
Demian Bechir – A Better Life
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
I really wanted Michael Shannon to get a nomination for his work in Take Shelter. I am stoked that Gary Oldman got a nom for Tinker Tailor. Oldman was on fire and deserves the attention. Grantland predicted Demian would get the vote. I was going to put him on the list but I opted for Michael Fassbender. Everyone thought he was a lock but the NC-17 nature of Shame cost him.
I’m thinking Brad Pitt will finally get the golden statue.
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help
Rooney Mara – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
Meryl Streep will win the Oscar. Viola Davis might get the upset. Rooney has a boatload of momentum.
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer – The Help
How great would it be if Melissa McCarthy won best supporting actress? Jessica Chastain deserves the win. However, Spencer will walk away with the Oscar.
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I really hope Nick Nolte wins the Oscar. No other actor came close to the work he did in Warrior. Christopher Plummer will win though. I really dig Beginners and hope the statue will bring it more of an audience.
Best Original Screenplay
Midnight in Paris
No Win Win or 50/50? Lame. I’m hoping Midnight or Bridesmaids will win. They are both incredibly watchable films.
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Ides of March
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Woo hoo for Tinker Tailor! Moneyball will win though. Sorkin wrote a superb script.
Best Animated Feature
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
No Tin Tin? Huh? Why? It is easiest the best animated film of the year. This is Rangos race to lose.
Comment and let me know what you think. I want conversations.