2011 Oscar Nomination Reactions

I woke up at 8:30 this morning to watch the telecast of the Oscar nominations. To my surprise, there were quite a few nominations that I didn’t see coming, but isn’t that the whole fun in awards season? Here are a few notes I took from the announcement:

  • Starting from the top with Best Picture, the group of ten are a very strong group. The only movie that I guessed wrong was The Town being snubbed, but rightfully so for the great Winter’s Bone.
  • Speaking of Winter’s Bone, I am thrilled by the response from The Academy. John Hawkes secured a Supporting Actor nod as well did Debra Granik and Anne Rossellini for Adapted Screenplay.
  • Danny Boyle and Christopher Nolan are the two biggest directors that didn’t receive a Best Director nod. Joel and Ethan Coen were able to grab another nomination.
  • The Academy stays young in the Best Actor race. Usually a category for the elderly, James Franco and Jesse Eisenberg are two young and acclaimed actors nominated.
  • Best Actress category goes independent with all five actresses starring in small films. A great year for women.
  • Surprise there were no supporting nods for The Social Network. All the talk of Andrew Garfield or Justin Timberlake receiving a nomination goes out the window. This might hurt The Social Network in the end.
  • Lots of Toy Story 3 love with Best Picture, Original Screenplay, and Animated Feature along with a few technical nominations.
  • The King’s Speech leads with 12 nominations, True Grit with 10 nominations, The Social Network with 8 nominations, and The Fighter with 7 nominations. It’s safe to say these are the strongest contenders.

Looks like this year’s race might be more interesting than I anticipated… that is unless The Social Network wins the rest of the Guild awards from here on out. Can’t wait until Feb. 27!

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