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2012 Academy Awards thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Best Picture
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    The Help
    Midnight in Paris
    The Tree of Life
    War Horse

    Best Director
    Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Alexander Payne, The Descendants
    Martin Scorsese, Hugo
    Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
    Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

    Best Actor
    Demián Bichir, A Better Life
    George Clooney, The Descendants
    Jean Dujardin, The Artist
    Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Brad Pitt, Moneyball

    Best Actress
    Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
    Viola Davis, The Help
    Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
    Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

    Best Supporting Actor
    Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
    Jonah Hill, Moneyball
    Nick Nolte, Warrior
    Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Best Supporting Actress
    Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
    Jessica Chastain, The Help
    Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
    Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
    Octavia Spencer, The Help

    Best Original Screenplay
    Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
    J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
    Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
    Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
    John Logan, Hugo
    George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
    Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
    Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Best Animated Film
    The Adventures of Tintin
    A Cat in Paris
    Chico & Rita
    Kung Fu Panda 2
    Puss in Boots

    Best Foreign Language Film
    Bullhead (Belgium)
    Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
    A Separation (Iran)
    Footnote (Israel)
    In Darkness (Poland)
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Jonah Hill Oscar Nominee...

    Not saying he's not deserving, but those are words I doubt many people ever thought they'd see together...
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I agree to an extent. You can't predict which comedic actors will cross over, but they quite frequently do. Look at Bill Murray.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I haven't seen Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but most people I know who have seen it have not been impressed. That's the one Best Picture nominee that surprises me.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    And Jamie Foxx.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The Dean from Community gets an Oscar nod.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm trying to figure out who the "snub" was in Best Actress. That was the category that everybody thought they had pegged and I don't think too many people thought Mara was getting nominated.

    Oh, I guess it was Tilda Swinton.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    And/or Elizabeth Olsen.

    But you're right, I think Swinton was who a lot of people had in that slot.

    But Mara seemed to gather some steam lately. It's like people wanted to give that film some nomination.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Some movies that were either well reviewed or that I really liked that didn't get any nods:

    "Win, Win"
    "Take Shelter"
    "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
    "We Have to Talk About Kevin"
    "Meek's Cutoff"
    "A Dangerous Method"
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2"
    "Super 8"
    "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
    "Young Adult"
    "J. Edgar"
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Wow. "Cars 2" shut out.
  12. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I have a tradition of seeing all the nominees in the major categories. I am so pissed about "Extremely Loud..." because I really don't want to see it. At all. I think I might skip it. Other than that, I've seen most of the nominees, so I'm in good shape.

    Elizabeth Olsen was terrific - that's definitely a snub. Tilda Swinton, too. Michael Fassbender was on all the lists for "Shame," too.
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