Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Big Ones: Oscar Nominations 2012

So 9 best film nominees this year.  Has The Descendants nailed it already?  Does The Artist have a shot?  Do War Horse and Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close deserve to be here?  Did Drive deserve a nod?  

Why on earth is there no Transformers 3?  Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
War Horse
The Help
Midnight In Paris
The Tree Of Life
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

Battle of the big boys: Best Director (No women again!)  Can Hazanavicius snatch this from the heavyweights?
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Terrence Malick - Tree Of Life

Best Leading Actress:  a.k.a The Meryl Streep award
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn

Best Leading Actor:  Can Dujardin beat Clooney?  Who the hell is Demian Bichir and where the hell did he come from?
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Demián Bichir - A Better Life

Best Supporting Actress:  Go McCarthy... that would be brilliant!
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids

Best Supporting Actor:  Does Plummer have any real competition here?
Kenneth Brannagh - My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Christopher Plummer - Beginner
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Max Von Sydow - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Foreign Language FilmA Seperation is probably the shoe-in here is it not?  Anyone seen any of the others?  will the voters have seen any of the others?
A Separation
Monsieur Lazhar
In Darkness

Best Animation:  Please please please give it to Rango!
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots
A Cat in paris
Chico & Rita

There's many more categories but that's all I've got time for.  I'm off to see The Grey a.k.a. Liam Neeson VS The Wolves.  Shame it came out now, it coulda been a contender!


  1. Drive got shafted. No best director nod for Refn no best actor for Gosling and no best supporting for Brooks is crazy.

  2. I was pretty upset when i heard the NOMS being read out... but I need to get over it and try and enjoy the all nighter I have planned

  3. I'm disappointed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy wasn't nominated for Best Film but I'm very pleased to see Gary Oldman up for Best Actor. Thanks for posting this.

  4. @3guys1movie I hear you. I'm still waiting for the DVD release of Drive so I can't comment but perhaps it's a blessing. Could some films just be too good for Oscars? Fight Club for example...

    @Scott Look forward to hearing about your all-nighter

    @Dan yeah bout time for our Gary!

  5. LOVE this post. Pete, you are hilarious! Totally with you on Transformers 3 - what the heck?! hahaha

    Also, who is Demian Bichir? Still wondering here too.

    Asking many of the same questions as you. Nice recap.

  6. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

    *face palm*

    Demian Bichir came from A Better Life, a very humane film aboutMexican immigrants, Demian Bichir performance was very powerful, many are casting him aside without actually seeing the film which is made watchable by his performance (and his co-star).

  7. @Kristin Thanks! I know... ridiculous and where's Bay's nod for best director. The Academy should acknowledge their oversight for Pearl Harbour!

    @Myerla haha is ELAIC that bad? I've got A Better Life on my Lovefilm list, glad to hear you rate it, will be interesting to see why this guy made the list!

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