Thursday, January 16, 2014
Quick thoughts on today's Oscar nominations
I guess I wasn’t the only one who thought INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS sucked.
Meryl Streep gets nominated just for showing up.
So does Scorsese.
Interesting that THE INVISIBLE WOMAN was nominated for Best Costume Design.
Surprised that James Gandolfini didn’t get nominated. Only possible explanation: not enough screeners went out.
Maybe Robert Redford should have put himself up for Best Supporting Actor.
The Academy was not charmed by SAVING MR. BANKS. Or AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY... no matter how many screeners went out.
THE LONE RANGER actually got a nomination (for make up).
Doesn’t the Academy love Tom Hanks anymore? This may be the first time since VOLUNTEERS he wasn’t nominated.
Scarlett Johansson was not nominated for HER but is nominated for Billboard Magazine radio personality of the Year.
I love that June Squibb was nominated for NEBRASKA. Sorry Bruce, she steals the movie.
When CAPTAIN PHILLIPS gets nominated for Best Picture but its star and director doesn't get any love, don’t write acceptance speeches.
MONSTER UNIVERSITY wasn’t nominated. The Academy dare snub Pixar?
Thrilled that 20 FEET FROM STARDOM was nominated for Best Doc. Go see that movie if you haven’t already.
I still say AMERICAN HUSTLE is over-rated.
At least Seth MacFarlane isn’t hosting.