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Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:29 pm
by Drunken_Master
The Artist will sweep the boards.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:30 pm
by Prototype
Ides of March was very good.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:31 pm
by gaminglegend
Prototype wrote:Ides of March was very good.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:33 pm
by DML
BrianBlessedsBitch wrote:
DML wrote:
BrianBlessedsBitch wrote:Good, it was their first truly awful film too.


I'm really pleased - the best five animated films are there. I'd like to see Rango take it down - honestly though any of them deserve to win it.


I'm surprised they didn't try and get Arrietty released earlier in the US to be eligible because the animated category is actually weaker than it has been in a good few years.


At first glance perhaps - but Kung Fu Panda 2 has some of the best art direction in any film ever, PiB is arguably the best Shrek film since 2, Rango is critically acclaimed, A Cat In Paris is joyful. Haven't seen Chico and Rita - but this was a year DreamWorks massively upped their game and I am really pleased they have been recognised for that.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:33 pm
by Mafro
Knoyleo wrote:Of all those films, I've only seen one, Drive, and that only got nominated for sound editing. :lol:

I've only seen two. Transformers 3 (sound editing) and Warrior (Nick Nolte for best supporting actor).

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:36 pm
by gaminglegend
Drive was a good film, but nowhere near Oscar Worthy

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:39 pm
by Prototype
gaminglegend wrote:Drive was a good film, but nowhere near Oscar Worthy


Too much dialogue, clearly.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:39 pm
by Zellery
The Artist supremacy. 8-)

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:42 pm
by abcd
I'd like to see The Artist, but I hear it's not very good.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:51 pm
by Zellery
abcd wrote:I'd like to see The Artist, but I hear it's not very good.

Who from exactly? The countless nominations from all areas of the film industry speak for themselves really.

I thought it was a breath of fresh air and I'm not even a huge fan of silent movies.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:52 pm
by Drunken_Master
The Artist was rubbish. I downloaded the screener, couldn't watch it because of the 4:3 ratio and lack of dialogue.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:53 pm
by Zellery
Drunken_Master wrote:The Artist was rubbish. I downloaded the screener, couldn't watch it because of the 4:3 ratio and lack of dialogue.

:lol:

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:53 pm
by Dual
Prototype wrote:Congratulations to Hugo for finally being recognised for all his hard work.


:lol:

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:55 pm
by BrianBlessedsBitch
DML wrote:
BrianBlessedsBitch wrote:
DML wrote:
BrianBlessedsBitch wrote:Good, it was their first truly awful film too.


I'm really pleased - the best five animated films are there. I'd like to see Rango take it down - honestly though any of them deserve to win it.


I'm surprised they didn't try and get Arrietty released earlier in the US to be eligible because the animated category is actually weaker than it has been in a good few years.


At first glance perhaps - but Kung Fu Panda 2 has some of the best art direction in any film ever, PiB is arguably the best Shrek film since 2, Rango is critically acclaimed, A Cat In Paris is joyful. Haven't seen Chico and Rita - but this was a year DreamWorks massively upped their game and I am really pleased they have been recognised for that.

The nominees are perfectly decent this year but if you go back and look at the last two years in particular it isn't as strong a field as normal. I do wonder why they keep buggering around with the number of nominations they give in that category though. In 2008 it was three nominations, 2009 up to five, 2010 back down to the three and now we go back to five again. It doesn't even seem to be to do with how many good animated features are released that year because something like Tangled didn't get a nomination in 2010 but I'm sure it would have if it was a five nominee category.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:02 pm
by Moggy
This is the first year I can remember where I have not seen any of the Oscar nominated movies. I blame Rubix for taking up my time with the Film Club. ;)

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:04 pm
by Denster
The Crimson Clown wrote:Nothing for Raznor & Ross and Melancholia, practically strawberry float all for Drive. Thank strawberry float The Tree of Life made it, although that doesn't have a hope in hell winning.
:fp:


Nor should it - it's massively overrated and incredibly pretentious and self indulgent. It doesn't deserve best picture or director.

Very surprised that Swinton has been given a nomination.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:08 pm
by Zellery
Zellery wrote:
abcd wrote:I'd like to see The Artist, but I hear it's not very good.

Who from exactly? The countless nominations from all areas of the film industry speak for themselves really.

I thought it was a breath of fresh air and I'm not even a huge fan of silent movies.

Can't believe I missed that joke. :lol: :fp:

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:10 pm
by Irene Demova
Did I watch a different Moneyball to the one up for all these awards?

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:11 pm
by Skippy
Denster wrote:
The Crimson Clown wrote:Nothing for Raznor & Ross and Melancholia, practically strawberry float all for Drive. Thank strawberry float The Tree of Life made it, although that doesn't have a hope in hell winning.
:fp:


Nor should it - it's massively overrated and incredibly pretentious and self indulgent. It doesn't deserve best picture or director.


Fair enough Best Picture if you didn't like it but it's still very well directed.

Re: Oscars 2012 - Nominations announced at 1:30pm

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:13 pm
by satriales
Meh. What a load of rubbish.