Here are the Oscar nominees for 2012 ----> http://oscar.go.com/nominees
It appears to be a relatively weak class in Best Picture this year.
- Midnight in Paris
- The Tree of Life
- War Horse
- The Artist
- The Descendants
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
- The Help
How did Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close even get nominated? That movie JUST came out and reviewed pretty poorly. Makes absolutely no sense. Why not let a better movie in, like Drive? War Horse is a head-scratcher too. I thought that movie got a generally lukewarm reception. Personally I'm pulling for Moneyball, that was a fantastic movie. Hugo was really good but I don't think it's Best Picture. I do wish Sasha Cohen got nominated for his role in that movie, he was awesome. I do need to see a couple of those still like The Artist and The Descendants.
Other nominees I'm interested in;
Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Rooney Mara for The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
She carried that movie big time. One of the best method acting jobs I've seen in the past couple of years.
Actor in a Supporting Role
- Nick Nolte for Warrior
- Jonah Hill for Moneyball
YES to both of these. Nick Nolte put on an absolutely scorching performance in Warrior. Jonah Hill gave one of the better subdued performances I had seen in a while. Just acted like that person would in real life, no less...no more. Just perfect.
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes
This should be a no-brainer.
Music (Original Song)
- "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets
Holy shit please let this win. What an amazing and hilarious song. Written by one of the guys from Flight of the Conchords. It's only one of two songs nominated so chances are good.
Anyone here have any thoughts on the nominees?