84th Annual Academy Award Nominations

At around 8:30 Eastern Standard Time (or better yet known as the only relevant time that matters), this year’s Oscar nominations were announced. Now, as many of you (or none of you) may know, I’m a big movie fan. Not to be confused with a movie buff because they watch literally everything and anything. I have my lines that I shall not cross. I review movies based off interest, and essentially what’s hot at that moment (more or less). NOW, The nominations this year PISSED ME OFF! And I will go into detail by highlighting the categories that I was most perturbed by:

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
  • George Clooney in “The Descendants”
  • Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
  • Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”


I watched J. Edgar. I loved J Edgar, Leo was great, because it takes a lot to act as a man that’s essentially twice your age and twice your weight. Now…my beef with the Academy is, WHY WON’T YOU LET LEO BE GREAT?! LAST TIME HE WAS NOMINATED WAS FOR THE BLOOD DIAMOND! HE WASN’T EVEN NOMINATED FOR INCEPTION OR THE DEPARTED! AT LEAST GIVE HIM THIS! MY GOD! THROW IN CATCH ME IF YOU CAN WHILE YOU’RE AT IT! The Academy has something against Leo, and listen people, IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE TITANIC! HE’S NOT SHOUTING THAT HE’S KING OF THE WORLD TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ANYMORE! LET IT GO! He’s been robbed. ROBBED, I SAY!

Personally, I watched Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Gary Oldman in their respective roles. There’s no reason AT ALL, why Leo should not have been included with that bunch. None at all. J Edgar Hoover is rolling in his grave.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
  • Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
  • Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
  • Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Again…J Edgar snub. You mean to tell me that Armie Hammer didn’t have a great role. He got snubbed from The Social Network, but no one said anything. THE MAN PLAYED A PAIR OF TWINS! I mean…okay, cool. But the acting displayed in J Edgar complimented Leonardo well, and I felt as if he should of had some recognition for that.

Aside from that, I am happy for Mr. Jonah Hill who has come a long way from Superbad, although I heard that ‘The Sitter’ was hot garbage, and I don’t expect anything great from 21 Jump Street (I may end up seeing it anyways, but hey….YOLO).

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
  • Viola Davis in “The Help”
  • Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
  • Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”

Is it weird that I don’t really watch movies with women as the lead? Not by choice, it’s just never been of any interest, but I shouldn’t be biased. I heard that ‘The Help’ was really good (book & movie), and Iron Lady caused some controversy (I still have to watch it), plus Meryl Streep is just bad ass all around, so how can you hate her. SHE NEEDS TO WIN, DAMNIT! But Rooney Mara had a GREAT role in GWTDT, but it’s too close to call to say who will win this category.

Best Directing

  • “The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius
  • “The Descendants” Alexander Payne
  • “Hugo” Martin Scorsese
  • “Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen
  • “The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick

So…..no War Horse? No Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy? Not even SUPER 8? I don’t care, I’ll fight anyone over Super 8. That was a GREAT MOVIE! Not even Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? Even though it was nominated in the Best Editing category? (Spoiler Alert) Oh, okay. Logic seems to be imminent here. But hold on the point of the matter is HOW DO YOU SNUB THE GOD SPIELBERG!? Okay…it’s The Dark Knight all over again, I swear.

Best Editing (My name shall be here or the above category one day)

  • “The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
  • “The Descendants” Kevin Tent
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • “Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker
  • “Moneyball” Christopher Tellefsen

I guess I should watch Hugo & The Artist huh? It’s getting a crap load of nods, so why not?

Best Makeup

  • “Albert Nobbs”
    Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
    Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
  • “The Iron Lady”
    Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

……………….J………..Edgar…………..That is all.

Best Picture

  • “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
  • “The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
  • “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
  • “The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
  • “Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
  • “Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
  • “Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
  • “The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
  • “War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close has to be the first movie in Oscars history with such a long ass title. When I saw ‘Midnight In Paris,’ I said to myself “Wait, wasn’t that Diddy Dirty Money’s last album?” Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? J Edgar? I don’t care, I’ll fight for J Edgar. And, what exactly was the issue with Super 8? Like, I’d really like to know. For real for real, no Antoine Dobson.


All of the Sound Mixing/Sound Design/Sound Editing awards will go to Transformers, let’s just get that out of the way. It always wins, I think except for when it went up against Inception, for obvious reasons. Inception was sheer greatness. Best Original Score will go to John Williams, because…..it’s John Williams….HELLO?! STAR WARS?! Nuff said.

I’m somewhat looking forward to this year’s Oscars. Nominations were pretty weak, I won’t lie, but there are some great ones in there, so I need to see what I have to see before February 26th, and if you’re a movie fan, you should to. BUT, for now, and until the Post awards recap

That’s My Word & It STiXX

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