Tuesday, January 24, 2012
12 Random Thoughts on the 2012 Academy Award Nominations
Posted by Courtney Small
The Academy Award nominees have been announced! Here are my initial thoughts:
1. Nine Best Picture nominees! I had predicted it would be seven films.
2. I was hoping Sailcloth would get nominated in the Short Film (Live Action) category but no such luck. Very curious to check out the films that made the cut this year.
3. Did not expect to see J.C. Chandor get nominated in the Original Screenplay category for Margin Call. Super excited about this nomination.
4. I really need to see The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and War Horse in the next few weeks.
5. Nice to see Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis receive nominations for their work in The Help. Although Jessica Chastain was excellent in both Tree of Life and The Help, I thought she would be nominated for Tree of Life
6. The supporting acting categories are once again the most exciting race to watch. Melissa McCarthy could be the dark horse winner for the Supporting Actress award.
7. Only two Original Songs nominated this year? Also, how does neither Hanna nor Drive get nominated in the Original Score category?
8. No nominations for Elizabeth Olsen, Michael Shannon or Michael Fassbender? Wow! I was sure they would be locks.
9. While a good movie, I still do not see Moneyball as a worthy Best Picture contender.
10. Since The Adventures of Tintin is out of the picture, I cannot see any of the other animated films knocking out Rango.
11. Always nice to see a Canadian film, in this case Monsieur Lazhar, nominated in the Foreign Language category. Two years in a row no less!
12. Transformers: Dark of the Moon…an Academy Award nominee! Is it this year's The Wolfman?
What are your thoughts on the 2012 Academy Award nominations?