Thursday, January 22, 2009

Live-Blogging the Oscar Nominations

You know they're going to fly by, but since I literally don't have more than ten minutes between classes and meetings all day today and well into the evening, this is all you'll get from me in terms of reactions. Hope you're enjoying my favorite holiday (you pegged it, SRR!):

They're Out: Where are they? It's time! It's "producer, director, and Oscar-winning actor" Forest Whitaker? He'll look all sympathetic and full of feeling for everybody. Big teddy bear. He'll hug everyone who got snubbed.

S.Actress: Adams, Cruz, Davis, Henson, and Tomei (no Winslet!) (no DeWitt!)

S.Actor: Brolin (yay!!!), Downey (heh), Hoffman, Ledger, and Shannon (pulled it off!)

Actress: Hathaway (phew!!!!), Jolie, Leo (applause!), Streep, and Winslet (your winner), for The Reader!

Actor: Jenkins (no Eastwood!!!!!!), Langella, Penn, Pitt (oh, gross), Rourke (no Patel!!!!!!)

Director: Fincher, Howard, Van Sant (applause!), Daldry, Boyle

O.Screenplay: Frozen River (jesus!), Happy-Go-Lucky (oh, no Hawkins!), In Bruges, Milk (clapping), WALL•E

A.Screenplay: CCButton, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, Reader (they loved this one), Slumdog

Foreign Film: Baader Meinhof, Class (yayyyy!!!), Departures, Revanche, Waltz with Bashir (I predicted pretty well!)

Animated Film: Bolt, Kung Fu, WALL•E (they just hate the foreign stuff, huh?)

Picture: CCButton (gross), Frost/Nixon (total meh), Milk (YAYYY!!!, but no Dark Knight!), The Reader (no official nominees yet?), Slumdog (screwing up my months of WALL•E predictions)

Overall: ehhhhhhh????????? I haven't even absorbed it yet.
Biggest Relief: Trouble the Water in Documentary!!!!

For More: Nominees indciated here.

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Blogger tim r said...

Good work! I did exactly the same delayed reaction to the Hawkins snub.

Question: just how much do AMPAS hate Revolutionary Road?

Answer: Almost as much as me, it seems, and in inverse proportion to their love of The Reader.

7:52 AM, January 22, 2009  
Blogger StinkyLulu said...

I thought the field of nominees were surprisingly surprising.

My thoughts on -- you guessed it -- Best Supporting Actress here.

8:57 AM, January 22, 2009  
Blogger Guy Lodge said...

The only thing I really cared about was Hawkins getting a nomination.

I seriously need to stop caring.

But hey, at least they ordered Clint Eastwood off their lawn.

11:49 AM, January 22, 2009  
Blogger Sam Brooks said...

At least now we can cradle Sally Hawkins as our pet snub. And sometimes that's better than an Oscar nomination. To us.

But, up until this morning, I thought that some internet blogger had found a genie and wished for Kate Winslet to get an Oscar. And that's why we were on this whole The Reader in supporting category fraud as an evil twist on that. But now that she's nominated for lead, all is good again. Good genie!

And it appears that AMPAs loves Stephen Daldry as much as I do.

12:37 PM, January 22, 2009  
Blogger Glenn Dunks said...

Is that a positive "(jesus!)" in relation to Courtney Hunt or a negative? I hope it's the former. I so so sooo loved that movie. So much. SO. MUCH.

8:41 PM, January 24, 2009  

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