Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Movie Talkback - 82nd Annual Academy Awards Nominees

It's that time again, OSCARS OSCARS OSCARS, Sunday March 7th to be exact. Honestly, the truth is, I never really cared who won or lost. I watched the movies I watched regardless if they were nominated or not, and only ever really flipped back and forth during the Oscars just to see what the shows Host might do (Billie Crystal is still the greatest Oscar host ever). However, after staring the podcast I took more of an interest in the nominations and winners, purely for the fact that it's something to talk about on the show. And through that I became more and more interested, so much so that Penny and I now host an Oscar party for our friends where play trivia games, eat and be merry while we all gather itogether n front of the telly to see who wins on Oscar night. The Oscars are still ridiculous, but hey at least I can get a party out of them right? So here's a list of the nominations of most of the categories for this years Academy Awards. Any surprises? Any shocks? Any snubs? I'll go thoroughly through the list on our podcast but I'd love to hear what our listeners think.

Best Picture

The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"
Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
Carey Mulligan, "An Education"
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"
Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Damon, "Invictus"
Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"
Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"
Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"

Best Supporting Actress

Penélope Cruz, "Nine"
Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Crazy Heart"
Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"
Mo’Nique, "Precious"

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
James Cameron, "Avatar"
Lee Daniels, "Precious"
Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air"
Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"

Best Original Screenplay

Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker"
Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman, "The Messenger"
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, "A Serious Man"
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson & Tom McCarthy, "Up"
Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche, "In the Loop"
Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell, "District 9"
Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious"
Nick Hornby, "An Education"
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air"

Best Animated Film

Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells

Best Foreign Language Film

El Secreto do Sus Ojos (Argentina)
Un Prophete (France)
The White Ribbon (Germany)
Ajami (Israel)
The Milk of Sorrow (Peru)

Best Art Direction

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Best Cinematography

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Best Costume Design

Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Young Victoria

Best Documentary

Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

Best Editing

District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds

Best Makeup

Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

Best Score

Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes

Best Song

“Almost There,” The Princess and the Frog, Randy Newman
“Down in New Orleans,” The Princess and the Frog, Randy Newman
“Loin de Paname,” Paris 36, Reinhardt Wagner & Frank Thomas
“Take It All,” Nine, Maury Weston
“The Weary Kind,” Crazy Heart, T-Bone Burnett & Ryan Bingham

Best Sound Editing

The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek

Best Sound Mixing

The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Best Visual Effects

District 9
Star Trek

Best Documentary Short

China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Music by Prudence
Rabbit à la Berlin

Best Animated Short

French Roast
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Best Live-Action Short

The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

1 comment:

shop girl said...

Couple of my comments--I'll leave the rest for the show.

Surprised that Blind Side got a nomination for Best Picture (P.S. I've been wanting to see that...see Josh, it's not just me).

Very excited for Jeremy Brenner for Best Actor nom. Saw him on the Today show and he seemed truly surprised and gracious.