Today in Hollywood, it was Christmas morning. Well, if there was a day where your parents gave you a list of all the possible presents you might receive on Christmas morning, it would be more like that, but since the metaphor is getting labored let’s focus on one word: Oscars. The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced this morning with all the usual revelry and anticipation followed by hand-wringing over snubs and lack of diversity represented. But for better or worse, revealed below, are the cold hard facts and the contestants for this year’s Oscars. (more…)
The Oscar nominations have been announced, and if you’ve been keeping up to date with the awards this season, then there isn’t much surprising news as far as surprises go. However, Birdman (deservedly so), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (really?) lead the pact, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Tony Gilroy and Nightcrawler being snubbed big time (in my humble opinion). Also, another glaringly obvious snub was Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King biopic Selma, with the director failing to make the best director category, which, consequently, remains a male dominant group. In the supporting actor category there is conflict brewing within the MCU – with two Hulks battling it out mano-a-mano (Edward Norton for Birdman, and Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher). Interestingly, it was nice to see Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and also X-Men: Days of Future Past receiving nominations. James Gunn, not being one known to hold back on his opinions, took to his Facebook Page to candidly express his feelings about the nominations. (more…)
Hey guys here’s the list of The Academy Awards, no big surprises. Although it’s pretty cool that Sandra Bullock got her first nod for “The Blind Side”.
Although “The Hurt Locker” was a pretty badass film, a Best Picture for Avatar would help us Nerds with another Fantasy win, along with “The Return of the King”.. (more…)