Fassbender snubbed! Brooks got robbed!
In theaters: Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Michael Ssaid on Sunday, February 05, 2012 3:39:48 AMYes, the Academy made some good choices, but as per usual, they made some really inexcusably bad ones as well.
First off, I think "Drive" is the biggest Oscar snub since "Zodiac." Even if they wanted to be predictably bland and not honor it with a best picture nod, it should have been present in other categories (Brookes of supporting actor, best adapted Screenplay, technical awards). A Sound editing nomination doesn't cut it.
And "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." I loved the original and was iffy about Fincher's version happening so soon, but it was simply one of the best film of 2011. The story is the same, but Fincher's direction made it feel like a complete standalone. It should have secured a Best Picture spot.
As for acting, both Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt were saddening omissions fro
"Young Adult." Michael Fassbender being cast aside has to be one of Oscar's biggest jokes period.
Dan Skip Allensaid on Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:36:07 AMRichard I agree with a lot of what you said! But how about Paul Giamatti 4 Win Win, or Contagion or Harry Potter 8 or Matt Damon. Maybe we need more nominees in all the categories!!! I believe this year was a great year in movies but, there are just 2 many movies 4 all of us 2 c. I have seen 80 movies in the theater and 50 on dvd and my picks 4 the best performances are deverse from other critics. Definately Micheal Fassbender and Ryan Gostling were robbed.
Romansaid on Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:50:31 AMIt's this time of the year when cinephiles lament Academy's (all-wrong) choices. :):):)
Jonathansaid on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:37:11 PMAny snub list needs to include Shailene Woodley, who is simply amazing in The Descendants. Anyone who can go toe-to-toe with an Oscar-winning actor giving the performance of his life deserves to be rewarded, but apparently not this year. Also, no Patton Oswalt, who was also better than Jonah Hill.
Sarasaid on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:06:04 PMI am so pissed off that 1. Carey Mulligan got snubbed for "Shame." 2. "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" got overlooked for best picture. 3. HOW THE FUCK COULD THEY SNUB MICHAEL FASSBENDER??????????????????????????????????? Michael deserved a nomination waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than pretty-boy Pitt!!!!!!!
Pablo Souza de Almeidasaid on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:33:11 PMI agree that Michael Fassbender really deserved a nomination but even though not many people have seen A Better Life, Demián Bichir´s nomination showed the Academy sometimes think outside their star-struck box and actually honors a powerful and immensely human performance like that.
Alex Hajnasaid on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:32:16 PMI have some VERY strong opinions about the Academy's choices this year. In fact, the only thing they did absolutely right was nominate Gary Oldman for Tinker (not that he could POSSIBLY beat out the brilliant Jean Dujardin of The Artist...extreme sarcasm alert).
Firstly, they snubbed Fassbender AND Leo. Then they go and nominate f*cking JONAH HILL for Supporting Actor. Then they nominate MELISSA MCCARTHY FOR BRIDESMAIDS. AND THEN THEY DON'T EVEN NOMINATE FINCHER OR DRAGON TATTOO. AND THEN THEY DON'T NOMINATE THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN FOR ANIMATED FEATURE!!!!
I'm sorry, but they have royally screwed the pooch this year. If it weren't for Billy Crystal hosting, I probably wouldn't even bother tuning in.
They had 9 Best Picture nominations. NINE. They couldn't go that one more and nominate Dragon Tattoo? And if not Dragon Tattoo, then at least Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (which, in my humble opinion, was by far the best movie of the year)?
The Academy is up The Artist's butt this year, and IT WASN'T EVEN A GREAT MOVIE. It's a silent film...woohoo! That is literally all it has going for it. It's the first silent film in over fifty years.
Like I said... I have VERY strong opinions about the idiocy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Seansaid on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:35:43 PMAgree with all of your views Richard, I thought Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close was too predictable. They should have replaced that with "Drive".
manuel aguilarsaid on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:24:36 PMleo was robbed again, goslin and shame actor as well, bichir not good enough, the skin i live in robbed, th tree of life.... i stil can´t figure it out but lubezky must win best cinematography.
Marysaid on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:24:29 PMHow could they overlook Bridesmaids??? It's the funniest movie EVER! Is it because it's girl humor?