25 January 2011

Announcement: The Oscar Nominations (2010)

All right, kids; let's keep this brief:

The (Major) Yeses:

  • James Franco, Actor in a Leading Role, 127 Hours;
  • Matthew Libatique, Cinematography, Black Swan;
  • Antonella Cannarozzi, Costume Design, Io Sono l'Amore (I Am Love);
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Original Score, The Social Network; and
  • Sylvain Chomet, Animated Feature, L'Illusioniste (The Illusionist).
The Nos:
  • the absence of Andrew Garfield, Actor in a Supporting Role, The Social Network;
  • Amy Adams, Actress in a Supporting Role, The Fighter;
  • the absence of Lesley Manville, Actress in a Supporting Role, Another Year;
  • David O'Russell, Directing, The Fighter; and
  • the general dearth of nomination-worthy Original Songs.
Not so horrible are you this year, Academy. For remonstrations nevertheless, stay tuned; nominations on my ticket are to be announced anon.

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