!! OMG, Oscars: And the nominees are… !!

The nods are in, folks, and somehow Hugo leads the pack with nominations in 11 categories. Maybe I was wrong and should go see that movie?
Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life

Best Actor
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
Best Actress
Glenn Close in Alfred Nobbs
Viola Davis in The Help
Rooney Mara in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep in Iron Lady
Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn
Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo in The Artist
Jessica Chastain in The Help
Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer in The Help
Best Supporting Actor
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 and Incredibly Close
Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
Alexander Payne for The Descendants
Martin Scorcese for Hugo
Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris
Terence Malik for The Tree of Life

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6 Comments on "OMG, Oscars: And the nominees are…"

  1. Oh wow, Best Actress is super difficult to choose.

  2. Marshall: No, no, no. Those critiques were not meant for Hugo; they are examples of my typical critiques of other films. I honestly thought Hugo was pretty perfect.
    Now, Money Ball? Midnight in Paris? Jonah Hill? Really?!?! I don’t think so! I live in Los Angeles and like many Angelenos, the Oscars are a big deal because we are so enmeshed with the movie/entertainment industry. But this year’s lineup looks pretty disappointing and dull. Let’s hope the gowns save the day!

  3. Marshall, I think Seth was providing examples of how critical he can be of other movies rather than suggesting that Hugo itself had those specific problems. It was meant to amplify his praise, not negate it.

  4. So you haven’t seen Hugo huh? Best go see it. I saw it in 3d and thought it was awesome. I wouldn’t say it was best film of the year. But then again; I didn’t see too many this past year.

  5. Really Seth? You thought the editing could be tigther, the story all over the place, and the acting flat, but you couldn’t find anything wrong with it? Personally, I loved the Ben Kingsley storyline, but everyone else is not very good. Most overrated movie of the year.

  6. Yes, DEFINITELY SEE HUGO! I’m usually am pretty critical about movies (i.e. editing could have been tighter, the story was all over the place, acting was flat), but I honestly could not find anything wrong with Hugo. Without hesitation or exaggeration, I would say it is pitch perfect and probably the best film I have ever seen.

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