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10 January 2013 @ 12:00 pm
What happened with the Oscar nominations?  I mean seriously, what happened?
  • Bigelow and Affleck both get snubbed in Direction.
  • I mean the Director lineup just in general.  Fuck David O'Russell.
  • Moonrise Kingdom doesn't get a Picture nomination.
  • No Looper in Screenplay.
  • No John Hawkes in Actor.
  • Where the actual fuck did Jacki Weaver come from?  I didn't really think Ann Dowd would get in, but no Ann Dowd and Jacki Weaver instead?
  • This isn't a surprise, because everyone knew Alan Arkin would get in, but he would have been the third most interesting supporting performance in Argo, under Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.
  • I literally cannot with Editing.
  • No Hobbit for Costume?  (But Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman make it in.)  Or for Sound Editing?  Or Sound Mixing?  (Lincoln for Mixing?  Really?  Really.)  No nomination for "Song of the Lonely Mountain?"
  • And where are The Avengers' Sound nominations?  Oh right, there are none.
  • I literally cannot with Documentary Feature, but I knew that when the first short-list was announced.
  • Hitchcock for Makeup over Lincoln?  Anthony Hopkins literally looked like he was melting.
  • I fundamentally do not understand Life of Pi getting nominated for Production Design.
Bright spots:
  • Christoph Waltz.
I have seriously like been seething this whole morning.  These are the worst.  THE WORST.

In conclusion, GPOY:
Halima: ★ stop staring at mecartography on January 10th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
So glad I stopped caring about the Oscars when I stopped being able to stay awake to watch them over here. Like, I can stay up for a lot of other things, but the Oscars immediately put me to sleep now. And since award shows on principle ignore my favourite genre, ehhhhh.

♥ Have a cheer-up hug!
Shannon: b5 john smileskungfuwaynewho on January 10th, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been Oscarwatching for like fifteen years now, and while every year there are some disappointments, this is the first year where I was just like THIS IS BALLS, THIS IS LIKE GRAMMY-LEVEL NONSENSE. I'll still watch, but the most deserving people don't even have a shot now, and that's just weird. But yeah, it's like all the years I watched the Emmys when Battlestar Galactica wasn't even nominated. Like, whatever, most of these are technically invalid, Mary McDonnell for everything, etc.

♥ Yay for hugs! (Also, I'm going to try and comment on your post again, but it kept timing out on me earlier. Stupid LJ.)
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Ms Dref: Heroes - mama petrellidref22 on January 10th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
My two cents: Denzel Washington totally deserved a nomination IMO. I'd have been very pissed (not that I REALLY care about Oscars and any awards shows in the recent years lol wake me when Jack Coleman gets nominated) if he wasn't nominated.

And the other thing: I really want to see "Silver Linings Playbook" and I see that De Niro and Bradley Cooper earned nominations for it.

Affleck snub is CRAZY. That is all.

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Shannon: heroes hrgkungfuwaynewho on January 10th, 2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen Flight, but I heard that it was good, and that Denzel was good. My line-up for actor was Day-Lewis, Washington, Hawkes, Jack Black, and Joaquin Phoenix - so I was 3/5. But I'm just stunned that John Hawkes didn't make it in.

See, I did want to see SLP, but now it's become that movie that I just sort of irrationally dislike, heh. There's one every year, and I can't explain it. I do love De Niro, though. I have a feeling Alan Arkin's got this in the bag, but I can see De Niro sneaking in.

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Martinela_loony on January 10th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
I love Christoph Waltz, but I do feel sorry for Leo every year he gets nothing.

Haven't seen the whole list now that I see the points you bring up. Kind of glad I did, my day was not the best and this would've killed it.
I was sure I'd see Hobbit snagging all the things LotR used to snag.

Will watch the show though. Want to see how Seth does as host. Just have to get into as many of the movies nominated as I can before end of February.
Martine: HIMYM/Ted uh...la_loony on January 10th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
And because I read defs comment just now and your response, for some reason 'Les Miserable' is the movie I just irrationally dislike. Idk but the way Anne was buzzing for that nom rubbed me the wrong way.
Shannon: catskungfuwaynewho on January 10th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
I still want to see Les Mis, but OMG I am sick of Anne Hathaway. I've never really cared for her, and her campaign when she was nominated for Rachel Getting Married was annoying, too - though not as annoying as this year. She's been insufferable with the "oh I had to starve myself" and "I'm just not that good" and "Tom thought I had it after four takes but I made everyone watch me do the song for eight hours."

Go Sally Field! Choose Sally Field!
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Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 10th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
I do feel bad for Leo, too. I don't really get it. He's not my favorite actor or anything, but he does turn in good, solid performances. I still can't quite figure out how he didn't get nominated for The Aviator.

I resigned myself when the reviews first started coming in that The Hobbit was not going to get the major noms. I don't know why? But it's like everyone agreed to just hate it this year - even though audiences love it. I think it's the 48 FPS thing, and the fact they're making three instead of two. People got butthurt over it before they even saw it, and let it influence their opinions. I just don't understand how Avatar - which was pretty, yes, but not actually good - gets a nomination and is actually one of the frontrunners, but The Hobbit gets nothing.
Martine: Fantastic Four/Johnnyla_loony on January 11th, 2013 08:29 am (UTC)
I agree. I'm not running into his movies but when I catch them I know he'll do a good job.

All of what you said basically. Everytime I read stuff from people complaining about division into 3 parts I want to scream, because hardly anyone bothers to really get why it will be three parts. They just say 'It was such a small book it's not possible to make three movies' and that's it. I don't get the complaints about the 48 FPS, because from what I gathered you don't have to see it that way. I even saw the movie in plain 2D because I'm not much into 3D.
Looking back I'm sure Avatar just got noms because it was so special at the time, I believe it wouldn't get such a buzz if it would come out now.
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enigmaticblues: hulk rawrenigmaticblues on January 11th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
I feel as though this is appropriate:


Seriously, I cannot believe the Avengers and the Hobbit got so little love. (Or rather, I can, but it pisses me off.)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 11th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yeah, I don't get it. They expanded the BP category so that one really good blockbuster a year could still get a nomination...and then they never nominate. I thought maybe one or the other would sneak in, but no.
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Shannon: lotr arwenkungfuwaynewho on January 11th, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no one goes and sees those silly fantasy movies! Those are for kids!

The good thing is, I know John Hawkes will continue to do really good work, so I can hope he'll get rewarded some day.
cath822cath822 on January 11th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm with you on this. John Hawkes and Leo were awesome, Moonrise Kingdom and Looper were robbed, and the Director lineup was all sorts of wack. I don't tend to pay attention to things like visual effects and production design, because I have a hard time distinguishing them from each other. But you know about such things, so I'll validate your outrage. :)

If it makes you feel better, after years of you recommending it, I'm finally going to the Austin Drafthouse next weekend! I want to see one of the special events, but our plans are kind of up in the air, so we might just see Zero Dark Thirty. Still!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 13th, 2013 02:02 am (UTC)
The Drafthouse, yay! Where are you guys gonna be? We actually went to the Drafthouse today to see Django Unchained - I had a Royale with Cheese and a Chocolate Espresso milkshake. Eight hours later, I'm still stuffed.

Yeah, I kinda want to do the Back to the Future marathon, but I'll have to see (a) how much tickets are and (b) if anyone will go with me.
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