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Old January 24 2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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2012 Academy Award Nominations

BEST PICTURE
The Artist (2011)
The Descendants (2011)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
The Help (2011)
Hugo (2011/II)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Moneyball (2011)
The Tree of Life (2011)
War Horse (2011)
http://oscar.go.com/nominees

Wow, that list for BP is so random. Glad Potter is no where on it.
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Old January 24 2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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And I have seen exactly none of those.
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Old January 24 2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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It's a shame they didn't put Deathly Hallows on there as a lot of folks anticipated a Best Picture nomination in honor of the series (but there's still a chance of a special Oscar).

The BP list is interesting this year because it's really a two horse race - Hugo vs. The Artist. Which also means 3-D vs. Silent Movies. That alone makes this worth following. It would have been nice to say I'd seen both, but I wasn't able to find a 2-D theatre playing Hugo and The Artist to my knowledge either never played here at all or if it did it only played for a week. I'm assuming they'll be fast-tracking the Blu-rays for both so I'll be able to see them soon enough.

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Old January 24 2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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The only one I've seen on that list is The Descendants, which Clooney was indeed excellent in. I think I'll check out Moneyball and Tree of Life this weekend for a Pitt double-feature.
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Old January 24 2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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No CARS 2 for best animated film? Pixar loses this year.
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Old January 24 2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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No CARS 2 for best animated film? Pixar loses this year.
Even bigger surprise is TinTin got snubbed despite winning some other awards. Another nail in the coffin for photo-real CG in movies?

CNN just listed Harry Potter as one of the more notable snubs. But unfortunately it was predicted that splitting DH into two might have sacrificed as potential Best Picture nomination since part 2 was just that - it wasn't a complete movie. Granted, Return of the King was Part 3 of a trilogy too. But at the same time it was also a standalone of sorts. DH2 literally could not be watched nor understood without Part 1. I'd still like to see the production team receive a special Oscar though for the series. Actually, this year would be a great year to give a special Oscar to EON Productions for the Bond movies too, since the series marks its 50th anniversary this year.

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Old January 24 2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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I'm disappointed that Michael Fassbender wasn't nominated for his work in Shame. Excellent performance that I thought was worth a nod. He's a terrific actor--hopefully he won't be overlooked for his future work.
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Old January 24 2012, 05:37 PM   #8
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Includin' the technical awards, I've seen nine Oscar nominated films!

Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Ides of March, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Muppets, Rio, Rise of the Planet of the Apes & Real Steel...and only two of those were DVD rentals!
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Old January 24 2012, 05:43 PM   #9
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Hugo is crap. That's all I really want to say. I was very interested in it, and then... I saw it. And it's crap. The best thing about it is the 3D. The rest... About halfway through the movie, it becomes about someone else and not really about Hugo. Bleh.

The rest are fine, though, I don't think the Descendants is all that.

I hope The Artist wins.
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Old January 24 2012, 05:54 PM   #10
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Of the Best Picture nominees, I've seen four (*), still want to see another three (**), and have absolutely no interest in the last two.

(* The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life)

(** The Artist, Hugo, War Horse)

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No CARS 2 for best animated film? Pixar loses this year.
It was one of Pixar's weaker efforts.
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Old January 24 2012, 06:01 PM   #11
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I've only seen 2 of the best picture movies (The Help and Moneyball). Was very surprised a movie that just got panned by a lot of the critics (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) got nominated and they didn't have another more mainstream movie in there like Harry Potter (Even though I'm kinda glad it didn't get nominated). I really want to see The Artist and Descendents, but I'm not sure how much of a rush I am to see the other movies nominated. Not an incredibly good year for movies nominated for Best Picture.
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Old January 24 2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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I've seen The Artist, Hugo, The Help, The Descendants, and War Horse. I thought Tree of Life was supposed to have sucked? Ditto with Extremely Loud. I was hoping Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy would be on the BP list.

The Artist and The Descendants were my favorites of the year. The Help was good mainly because of the acting. I wish they would hand out Oscars for ensemble casts like the SAG awards do!
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Old January 24 2012, 06:13 PM   #13
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I've seen:
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life

Wow. A good chunk of them.
Hugo-- as I said, meh.
Midnight in Paris--charming, but best pic?
Moneyball--really good. My wife, who knows nothing of baseball was completely engaged.
Tree of Life--a very interesting experiment. Something that doesn't come along often. NOT for everyone. Maybe 5 people.
The Descendants--ok. Sideways is better.
The Artist--favorite movie of the year
The Help-- Good. Not great. Good.
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Old January 24 2012, 06:37 PM   #14
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Seen Moneyball and Tree of Life. I loved Moneyball, but Tree of Life was a piece of pretentious garbage. I will see the rest of these movies prior to February 26. Oh yes... I will.
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Old January 24 2012, 07:04 PM   #15
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*Scans the list, jaw drops* Jonah Hill got nominated for Moneyball? Was he really that good in it (I haven't seen the movie yet, so I'm honestly asking)?
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