The 2011 Academy Awards thread


#1

Seems like I always end up doing these threads… Which is OK, cuz I love movies. :tup:

OK, so the nominees for this year’s Oscars are out. If you didn’t know by now, they will be hosted by James Franco. SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!

And the nominees are:

BEST PICTURE

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The King’s Speech
  • 127 Hours
  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit
  • Winter’s Bone

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
  • David O. Russell (The Fighter)
  • Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
  • David Fincher (The Social Network)
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (True Grit)

BEST ACTOR

  • Javier Bardem (Biutiful)
  • Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
  • Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
  • Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
  • James Franco (127 Hours)

BEST ACTRESS

  • Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)
  • Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
  • Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Christian Bale (The Fighter)
  • John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone)
  • Jeremy Renner (The Town)
  • Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right)
  • Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams (The Fighter)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)
  • Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
  • Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Mike Leigh (Another Year)
  • Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter)
  • Christopher Nolan (Inception)
  • Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right)
  • David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours from Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston)
  • Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network from The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich)
  • Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3; characters based on Toy Story and Toy Story 2)
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (True Grit from True Grit by Charles Portis)
  • Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini (Winter’s Bone from Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Toy Story 3

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Biutiful (Mexico) in Spanish and English
  • Dogtooth (Greece) in Greek
  • In a Better World (Denmark) in Danish, Swedish and English
  • Incendies (Canada) in French and Arabic
  • Outside the Law (Algeria) in French and Arabic

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Gasland
  • Inside Job
  • Restrepo
  • Waste Land

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

  • Killing in the Name
  • Poster Girl
  • Strangers No More
  • Sun Come Up
  • The Warriors of Qiugang

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

  • The Confession
  • The Crush
  • God of Love
  • Na Wewe
  • Wish 143

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

  • Day & Night
  • The Gruffalo
  • Let’s Pollute
  • The Lost Thing
  • Madagascar, a Journey Diary

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • 127 Hours (A.R. Rahman)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
  • Inception (Hans Zimmer)
  • The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat)
  • The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Coming Home” from Country Strong (Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges)
  • “If I Rise” from 127 Hours (A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong and Dido)
  • “I See the Light” from Tangled (Alan Menken and Glenn Slater)
  • “We Belong Together” from Toy Story 3 (Randy Newman)

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • Inception (Richard King)
  • Toy Story 3 (Tom Myers and Michael Silvers)
  • Tron: Legacy (Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague)
  • True Grit (Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey)
  • Unstoppable (Mark P. Stoeckinger)

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • Inception (Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick)
  • The King’s Speech (Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley)
  • Salt (Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin)
  • The Social Network (Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten)
  • True Grit (Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland)

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Alice in Wonderland (Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan)
  • Inception (Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat)
  • The King’s Speech (Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr)
  • True Grit (Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Black Swan (Matthew Libatique)
  • Inception (Wally Pfister)
  • The King’s Speech (Danny Cohen)
  • The Social Network (Jeff Cronenweth)
  • True Grit (Roger Deakins)

BEST MAKEUP

  • Barney’s Version (Adrien Morot)
  • The Way Back (Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng)
  • The Wolfman (Rick Baker and Dave Elsey)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Alice in Wonderland (Colleen Atwood)
  • I Am Love (Antonella Cannarozzi)
  • The King’s Speech (Jenny Beavan)
  • The Tempest (Sandy Powell)
  • True Grit (Mary Zophres)

BEST FILM EDITING

  • Black Swan (Andrew Weisblum)
  • The Fighter (Pamela Martin)
  • The King’s Speech (Tariq Anwar)
  • 127 Hours (Jon Harris)
  • The Social Network (Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Alice in Wonderland (Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi)
  • Hereafter (Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell)
  • Inception (Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb)
  • Iron Man 2 (Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick)

So…opinions/comments? Or like I’d say…in before OMG THIS MOVIE/ACTOR/ACTRESS GOT NOMINATED??? LOL OSCARS!

My first thoughts…

Honestly surprised that Toy Story 3 got so many mentions (including Best Picture). Good thing, too. Love that movie. Pretty much means that it’s a shoe-in for Best Animated Feature.

LOL…Trent Reznor is gonna get an Oscar??? Well, if Three Six Mafia could…


#2

I’m rooting for Geoffery Rush for Best Supporting Actor…


#3

My biggest surprises: No Best Director nom and no Best Editing nom for Inception. :mad:

I’m glad it got 8 noms. But still…:confused:


#4

White people love the shit out of Natalie Portman, Jesus.


#5

LOL @ Academy Award nominated anonymous graffiti artist Banksy :tup:


#6

:rofl: Forgot about that one. How many mad people can we get over Nolan not getting nominated for Best Director?


#7

Wow, Toy Story 3 is like the 3rd ever animated movie nominated for best picture, and they’ve all been Disney movies. Disney is too good :bgrin:


#8

i havent’ seen any of these movies…


#9

I’m mad about nolan getting snubbed. I don’t understand all the love for social network. It was an okay movie., the acting and directing were average but nothing about the movie wowed me at all.


#10

I’m glad I’m not the only one that thought The Social Network was mediocre at best…


#11

The only two categories that I care about this year are Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Both Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld need to win, particularly Steinfeld. She was splendid in True Grit.

If Jeff doesn’t take Best Actor, then that’s fine. However, I firmly believe Steinfeld needs to take Best Supporting Actress. Granted, I haven’t seen the other four movies listed in that category, but her act is a hard one to follow.


#12

I completely forgot about “Biutiful”, dammit!:mad:


#13

I didn’t see any of these movies…why isn’t Machete, Expendables, and Predators not listed as films of the year? Why is it always shitty drama movies with a deep plot that nobody really gets anyways?


#14

I think its only on there because the Best Picture was expanded to 10 movies instead of just 5. Pixar movies are always good though.


#15

Toy Story 3 is Disney by default only, as far as I’m concerned. Owning Pixar is Disney’s reason for being at this point.

Try watching them and maybe you’ll understand why people like them.

Do you seriously think The Expendables deserves an Academy nom of any kind?


Here are my picks this year.


#16

You’re a fucking idiot.


How to Train Your Dragon deserves its nomination. It isn’t as good as Pixar’s best… but it’s really, really close. A surprising movie that keeps surprising, given it got a flippin’ nomination.

Regardless the Oscars are a joke. Though looking at the noms, it’s less a joke this year.

I’m having a difficult time thinking of a Oscar-related Dr. B quote, so here are some Arial tits: (.|.)


#17

Inception? IRON MAN 2!!! …asian wife doesn’t let you go outside anymore, huh?

Seriously, though? I consider myself a shut-in…damn near Agoraphobic. And I’ve seen a few of these. I went out and grabbed some of these on disc at one point or another.

How much crap you think Michael Cera is gonna get when he sees his doppelganger possibly win Best Actor?


#18

Maybe its just me, but i was really expecting Scott Pilgrim to get a nod for original score and original music.


#19

Scott Pilgrim was sadly overlooked by just about everybody, so we’re out of luck on that one.


#20

who is his doppelganger?