Oscar Nominations

LiddyRules

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Here are the "big" ones:

Performance by an actor in a leading role
George Clooney in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)
Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)
Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah” (Warner Independent)
Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises” (Focus Features)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (Warner Bros.)
Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Universal)
Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild” (Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment)
Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (Universal)
Julie Christie in “Away from Her” (Lionsgate)
Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose” (Picturehouse)
Laura Linney in “The Savages” (Fox Searchlight)
Ellen Page in “Juno” (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There” (The Weinstein Company)
Ruby Dee in “American Gangster” (Universal)
Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement” (Focus Features)
Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone” (Miramax)
Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)

Best animated feature film of the year
“Persepolis” (Sony Pictures Classics) Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
“Ratatouille” (Walt Disney) Brad Bird
“Surf's Up” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Ash Brannon and Chris Buck


Achievement in cinematography
“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (Warner Bros.) Roger Deakins
“Atonement” (Focus Features) Seamus McGarvey
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (Miramax/Pathé Renn) Janusz Kaminski
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) Roger Deakins
“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) Robert Elswit

Achievement in directing
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (Miramax/Pathé Renn) Julian Schnabel
“Juno” (Fox Searchlight) Jason Reitman
“Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.) Tony Gilroy
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) Paul Thomas Anderson


Best motion picture of the year
“Atonement” (Focus Features)
“Juno” (Fox Searchlight)
“Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)
“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

Adapted screenplay
“Atonement” (Focus Features)
“Away from Her” (Lionsgate)
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (Miramax/Pathé Renn)
“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)
“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

Original screenplay
“Juno” (Fox Searchlight)
“Lars and the Real Girl” (MGM)
“Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)
“Ratatouille” (Walt Disney)
“The Savages” (Fox Searchlight)
I am shocked how many nominations Juno got which I felt was ridiculously overrated. And Surf's Up for best animated film?
 

LiddyRules

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Here are what I've seen so far:
American Gangster (so overrated, I'm glad it only got one acting Oscar nomination for a supporting female)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (one of the best movies of the year)
Atonement (good but not great)
Away from Her (great, really depressing)
Charlie Wilson’s War
Eastern Promises
Gone Baby Gone (deserved more nominations and very underrated)
Juno (so overrated)
I’m Not There (I really liked this even though I don't know shit-all about Dylan)
Into the Wild
La Vie en Rose
Michael Clayton
Persepolis
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Haven't Seen:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
In the Valley of Elah
Lars and the Real Girl
Ratatouille
The Savages
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Surf's Up
 

WhiskeyWhispers

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I am shocked how many nominations Juno got which I felt was ridiculously overrated. And Surf's Up for best animated film?
I really wanted to hate Juno, and for the first 10 minutes I kind of did (no 16 year old girl I ever knew had a quarter of the wit and pop culture savvy that Juno does)..... but then it grew on me. By the end of the movie I loved it. Ellen Page was ridiculously good in it, and Jennifer Garner really impressed me.

Of the ones I have seen, I still pick No Country For Old Men, its the one movie that has stayed with me since seeing it.
 

Vyce

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Of the ones I have seen, I still pick No Country For Old Men, its the one movie that has stayed with me since seeing it.
I hope Bardem (or however it's spelled) wins, and they don't give it to Casey Affleck (have to disagree with Ronnie B that it was 'one of the best performances ever put to screen' or whatever he was saying the other day). Bardem was just fucking EVIL in that. He was practically a force of nature.
 

silentbob8201

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Here are the "big" ones:



I am shocked how many nominations Juno got which I felt was ridiculously overrated. And Surf's Up for best animated film?
Personally i prefered Knocked Up but neither deserve to be nominated for anything over a MTV Movie Award.
 

seeinred

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Here are the "big" ones:



I am shocked how many nominations Juno got which I felt was ridiculously overrated. And Surf's Up for best animated film?
Why are you shocked? It strikes me as exactly the kind of movie that would get nominations with how hip and cool and relevant to pop culture it is maaaaaan.

I'm pulling for There Will Be Blood as of right now I guess, but I still haven't seen No Country for Old Men.
 

LiddyRules

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Why are you shocked? It strikes me as exactly the kind of movie that would get nominations with how hip and cool and relevant to pop culture it is maaaaaan.
Those types of movies rarely get big nominations. Juno's the type of movies that people on AICN complain that the old men at the Oscars never nominate.
 

LilJimmyRbinson

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How on earth could they think that there were 5 songs better then any of the 11 Eddie Vedder wrote for Into the Wild??
 

LiddyRules

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How on earth could they think that there were 5 songs better then any of the 11 Eddie Vedder wrote for Into the Wild??
Easy, those songs weren't dirges (in a traditional sense) or cartoony.
 

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Mm... well we'll see what my Oscar viewing blitz entails this year. Including the four actor/actress categories, picture, director, cinematography, the two screenplays, you get 22 different films covered.

Add 5 documentary features and 5 foreign films. That's a list of 32, and apparently I only saw 1 of these. So 31 films in 33 days. I suck when it comes to seeing movies, since I don't like going by myself. Netflix, take me away... or at least help me out a bit.
 

LiddyRules

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Mm... well we'll see what my Oscar viewing blitz entails this year. Including the four actor/actress categories, picture, director, cinematography, the two screenplays, you get 22 different films covered.

Add 5 documentary features and 5 foreign films. That's a list of 32, and apparently I only saw 1 of these. So 31 films in 33 days. I suck when it comes to seeing movies, since I don't like going by myself. Netflix, take me away... or at least help me out a bit.
Foreign and docs might be hard, especially foreign. A lot of the films aren't yet available on DVD (very few actually, but Away from Me is a lot better than La Vie in Rose). I can't believe I have to watch Surf's Up.
 

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I haven’t seen all the movies and I don’t have an opinion on all of them but this is what I think so far:

Best Actor: Don’t know, but shouldn’t be George Clooney in “Michael Clayton”

Nothing against Clooney or the movie (which was very good) but his performance wasn’t anything great in my opinion. I haven’t seen the other movies so I can’t pick a winner.

Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War”

Again, haven’t see all the films and I have a feeling Tom Wilkinson is going to win it for “Michael Clayton” but Hoffman’s performance was incredible. You never once didn’t believe that he was anyone else but the character he was portraying.

Best Supporting Actress: Dead heat between Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement” and Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton”

I don’t often have an opinion on best supporting actress but with both of these actresses I remember leaving the film thinking about their performances being the highlights of what were two very good films. I am leaning slightly more towards Tilda Swinton.

Best Animated Film: “Ratatouille”

One of the better animated films I have ever seen.

Best Picture: Why wasn’t “Charlie Wilson’s War” nominated?

For the films I have seen, it would have to be “Atonement”, but I have heard several people now tell me that “Juno” was a good movie but incredibly overrated. I don’t know if Charlie Wilson’s War was better than Atonement but it definitely deserved to be nominated at least in my opinion.