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83rd Academy Awards Nominees Officially Announced - Full List!

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January 25, 2011

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The complete list of nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (via Oscars.com). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees this morning live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. There's no need to spend any more time introducing this, so let's get right down to it! This is the second year since 1943 that 10 films are nominated for Best Picture and they've revealed an interesting set of nominees, as expected. But there are plenty more great selections hidden within, so without further ado, take a look at the full nominees list.

The 83rd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 27th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8PM (EST) / 5PM (PST). This year's ceremony is being hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. The full list of 2011 Academy Awards nominees can be found below.

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

DIRECTOR:
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
David Fincher - The Social Network
Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
Joel & Ethan Coen - True Grit
David O. Russell - The Fighter

ACTOR:
Javier Bardem - Biutiful
Jeff Bridges - True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours

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

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

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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Mike Leigh - Another Year
Scott Silver & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson - The Fighter
Christopher Nolan - Inception
Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right
David Seidler - The King's Speech

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy - 127 Hours
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network
Michael Arndt - Toy Story 3
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - True Grit
Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini - Winter's Bone

ANIMATED FEATURE:
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece)
In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada)
Outside the Law (Algeria)

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Matthew Libatique - Black Swan
Wally Pfister - Inception
Danny Cohen - The King's Speech
Jeff Cronenweth - The Social Network
Roger Deakins - True Grit

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Gasland
Inside Job
Restrepo
Waste Land

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

ANIMATED SHORT:
Day & Night
The Gruffalo
Let's Pollute
The Lost Thing
Madagascar, a Journey Diary

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
The Confession
The Crush
God of Love
Na Wewe
Wish 143

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Hereafter
Inception
Iron Man 2

ART DIRECTION:
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Inception
The King's Speech
True Grit

COSTUME DESIGN:
Alice in Wonderland
I Am Love
The King's Speech
The Tempest
True Grit

MAKEUP:
Barney's Version
The Way Back
The Wolfman

FILM EDITING:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network

SOUND MIXING:
Inception
The King's Speech
Salt
The Social Network
True Grit

SOUND EDITING:
Inception
Toy Story 3
Tron Legacy
True Grit
Unstoppable

ORIGINAL SCORE:
John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon
Hans Zimmer - Inception
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech
A.R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network

ORIGINAL SONG:
"Coming Home" from Country Strong
"I See the Light" from Tangled
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours
"We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3

Like with the Golden Globes, I'm actually quite happy with this year's nominations, there were a lot of great films in 2010 and a lot of them are getting recognized. However, as always they're missing some good noms like Andrew Garfield from Social Network and Daft Punk's Tron Legacy score. That said, I'm still looking forward to seeing who wins on February 27th. Only 33 days until the ceremony - not too long! Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 113 Comments

1

How Salt and Unstoppable got any nomination is beyond me.

Erin on Jan 25, 2011

2

At least The Tourist didn't make on -this- list.

Anonymous on Jan 26, 2011

3

...i want everyone who was involved with the sound of tron to get an oscar. the music, the sound effects, amazing.

Redguy on Jan 25, 2011

4

I'm so angry about Tron Legacy not getting nominated for best original score. It was far superior than all the rest. And Inception's score doesn't deserve to be there. It should be in the best sound editing category. It wasn't as strong as The Dark Knight, which I thought was controversially snubbed because it was too sound fx heavy, yet this year it's suddenly okay.

George Caltsoudas on Jan 25, 2011

5

I disagree, although I do believe that the Tron Legacy score was great and deserving of a nom. But saying that it was better than Hans Zimmer's score? I am not sure. Inception's score was really great, you should take another listen to Mombasa. Also at first listen it is sounds like a very normal score but if you look up on youtube video of the hans zimmer inception you will find a video of a person slowing down the music, and you can hear the words of the french song in the movie. Although its been done before it still adds an incredible depth to the overall message of the movie and dream levels.

Bryan on Jan 25, 2011

6

Good job Bryan.....The snubs for Tron were very predictible. Way over-hyped and lacking. The techs worked hard on the effects...but it's over all weakness is too strong for the Academy to overlook. The same for a nom for "Social" for Cinematography....(seriously?????) I still do not get Mr. Nolan's snub for direction but unlike the Globes...."Inception" should come away with 2 or 3 Oscars. With that said....I have to go with "The King's Speech" for everything it has been nominated in except Art Direction. Have to give it to Potter. Best Soundtrack is Mr. Zimmer....HANDS DOWN!!!

RandallM on Jan 25, 2011

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Hans Zimmer's score for Inception was great, it really was, but it Trent's score for the Social Network was better; it did more for the film, it didn't have to try and carry the film like most do. It really gets you immersed into the characters. My opinion of course.

Cruzer on Jan 25, 2011

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Cruzer....I will admit to you....Trent's soundtrack was the best thing about "Social." But I think it did carry the film, the rest of "Social" was boring at best. Good job Cruz!

RandallM on Jan 28, 2011

9

u suck

Lk Kalal on Jun 27, 2011

10

Although Tron Legacy score was good, it can't compare to Hans Zimmer's work. Just phenomenal! From start to finish it was like a dream. He should win the oscar.

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2011

11

I agree that Hans Zimmer should win. However, I do think that Daft Punk deserved this nomination. Tron Legacy had a fantastic soundtrack.

George on Jan 25, 2011

12

ya daft punk desrved to be in the last four

Rahool360 on Jan 26, 2011

13

Seriously, have you heard the Inception score? It's the best music on the list. Daft Punk's score for Tron was weaker and too much of a rip-off/imitation of Dark Knight (Hans Zimmer). Hans deserves to win. Daft Punk just isn't in the same class musically.

Onechi Lwenje on Jan 26, 2011

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Yeah you're right, Electronic music is extremely similar too every Hans Zimmer score. Moron. Did you even listen/see Tron? Go take a listen to "Derezzed", "The Son of Flynn", "The Game Has Changed", hell even "Tron Legacy (End Titles)" and come back and say it's even close to Hans Zimmer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron:_Legacy_(soundtrack)#Chart_positions

expedience on Feb 22, 2011

15

Yeah but the Inception soundtrack was made by using the same Edith Piaf track as used in the film, but cut up, or slowed down. An incredible feat I think http://www.neonklaw.blogspot.com

Neonklaws on Feb 17, 2011

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oops http://www.neonklaws.blogspot.com

Neonklaws on Feb 17, 2011

17

I am completely outraged for Christopher Nolan. How does David O Russel get a Director nomination and Nolan doesn't. Inception was a visually stunning film while The Fighter is an actors film. No one is complaining that Inception didn't get any acting nom's because that wasn't were it was strong, it's strength was in story telling and the unique concept that Chris brought. It would be really nice to see him get some recognition.

Day on Jan 25, 2011

18

Just another snub in a line of Nolan snubs. A fucking outrage.

Tom on Jan 25, 2011

19

has the academy guys taken a vow to snub nolan forever....maybe theyll start nominating him if he reduces his creativity to the sub-standard hollywood level.. i hope inception bags the max awards,while social network-true grit and social network split their awards

Rojagegeo on Jan 25, 2011

20

Where is the love for The Town and Ben Affleck? Also when will they finally Nominate Nolan, the man is a genious.

WB Exec on Jan 25, 2011

21

TOY STORY 3 FOR BEST PICTURE

Voice of Reason on Jan 25, 2011

22

Man, it's really head to head with HTTYD for me, but I think Toy Story 3 might be a tiiiiny step ahead just because of the most heart-wrenching scene I have ever seen in an animated movie. I swear, I died a little on the inside and bawled like a baby on the outside.

Anonymous on Jan 26, 2011

23

No love for Tron Legacy visual effects? And Nolan is snubbed again but at least the screenplay was nominated.

Random on Jan 25, 2011

24

Is it just me or do they nominate really boring fims. I remember No Country and There will be blood were nominated and both were so boring. Also anyone can direct some small budget character driven art house film like the fighter, black swan ( i liked both) but to pull of something like inception is way to hard. It just baffles me. Like the year when The reader got nominated over TDK

WB Exec on Jan 25, 2011

25

Chris Nolan not nominated as best director? are you kidding me?

leo on Jan 25, 2011

26

Not really any major surprises for me, though I sort of expected Ryan Gosling to get a Best Actor nomination for Blue Valentine. Also, when was the last time the Oscar host had a Best Actor nomination? I'm also quite happy that Incendies received a Best Foreign Film nomination. I saw the film last week and it is quite excellent. While it has been difficult for Canada to develop an English-language film industry unique from the US, the French-language film industry based in Quebec has really been able to step out on its own (and even already has an Oscar win under its belt for The Barbarian Invasions in 2003).

Sean Kelly on Jan 25, 2011

27

How in the world is Tron Legacy not nominated for Visual Effects? .. at least

Mike Lucas on Jan 25, 2011

28

Scott Pilgrim should of at least picked up a nomination in a visual category. Some of the best work I have seen.

Mountain Top Movies on Jan 25, 2011

29

How in the hell can they justify not nominating Chris Nolan? I guess they want to make sure that it won't win best picture. While I enjoyed The King's Speech, Black Swan and The Social Network, they didn't bowl me over. Looks like another lame best picture this year that doesn't deserve it along the lines of The Hurt Locker, Crash and Shakespeare in Love. I used to enjoy the Academy Awards; once upon a time.

Hattori Hanzo on Jan 25, 2011

30

All Tron gets is a Sound Editing nod?!? WTF!? It TOTALLY deserved a Visual Effects, Original Score, Costume Design and Art Direction nominations!!

eCAL on Jan 25, 2011

31

Advice to Christopher Nolan: grab a shotgun, a couple of grenades, a bazooka and some knives and destroy the awards! Just kidding... but seriously, that's bullshit. Who are they trying to fool? Some 7 year old kids??? He deserved at least a nomination... Looks like The King's Speech is the front-runner for best picture... great! I thought it will be The Social Network. I'm pleased to see Jeremy Renner nominated again, although he won't win... again. Overall, good choices, except for best directors.

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2011

32

"Looks like The King's Speech is the front-runner for best picture... "? It is?!

John Doe on Jan 28, 2011

33

Well... it has 12 nominations, more that any other film. So I think the chances are in The King's Speech favor. Of course, anyone could win it, and before the nominations were announced i saw The Social Network as the certain winner. If I would have to choose between these 2 I would pick The King's Speech. What about you?

Anonymous on Jan 28, 2011

34

bout time Ruffalo got a nod, was fantastic in The Kids Are Alright

Ryan on Jan 25, 2011

35

Voice of Reason......100% agree. Toy Story 3 has to win.

Ryan on Jan 25, 2011

36

This is ridiculous. I'm cool with most of it, but the Nolan snub is appalling. It's like they have a grudge against him for making a movie masterpiece out of a comic book character. I feel like they are insulting my intelligence. It's bullshit. Fuck the Coen's. They are awesome, but they've gotten their recognition time and time again. It's Nolan's turn! Plus, the Coen's only made a remake. I'm not trying to take away from True Grit, but Inception was an original film this year. Nolan deserved his nod this year, just like he deserved it for The Dark Knight. Also, while I'm at it, I think 10 best picture nods is also bullshit. They started this shit as a consolation to movie fans for snubbing The Dark Knight a few years ago. I'm not saying those ten movies are unworthy of the nod, I'm just saying it should be top five. Being a Top Ten makes it a little less prestigious. Does anybody else feel the same way? I'm so pissed about Nolan's snub. It's all bullshit guys, it's all political bullshit. It hurts my spirit as a movie fan to know that it's all decided by the same old fucks every year, voting for movies that will in some way favor their wants and needs. FUCK. They've spit in our face one too many times now. Fuck them and fuck the Academy Awards. If they don't award Bale his supporting actor Oscar, I'm never going to give a shit about them again. I just have this sick feeling they're going to give it to Rush, who is very deserving of his nod, but Bale deserves the win. He better fucking win or those mother fuckers in the Academy don't know shit. Hope this post doesn't offend anyone who's a fan of the Coen's or Rush or the Academy in general. I just feel so insulted by their constant disregard for Christopher Nolan. I'm no movie expert, I'm no movie critic, but I am a movie fan. And I know without a doubt that that mother fucker Christopher Nolan makes consistently great movies. It's not about The Dark Knight snub, it's about the disregard for Nolan's attention to his craft. It's similar to the way Bale hasn't been nominated until now. Fuck it...

Jonathan on Jan 25, 2011

37

damn dude. what exactly are you trying to say? 🙂 No man, I feel you. But think about this.... The director of fight club, seven, zodiac and panic room just got his FIRST nomination. Maybe the academy thinks Nolan needs to pay more dues... although... I have no freakin clue how much more he needs to pay.......

Duane on Jan 25, 2011

38

Appreciate it Dwayne! And you speak the truth about Fincher, another awesome Director. Which, ironically, I've been rooting for him to win the Oscar. I just wanted Nolan to get his due recognition. Hopefully, like SuicidalOptimist said, Nolan will make the last Batman so damn good that the Academy will be forced to acknowledge it and his work. Fuck it, I say we start a nationwide riot if these bastards spit in our face again! Who's with me? If we all band together, they'll have to answer to us!

Jonathan on Jan 26, 2011

39

Holy shit, FirstShowing spell checked Duane in my last post! I know I spelled it right, weird.

Jonathan on Jan 26, 2011

40

Didn't Fincher get nominated for "The Curse Of Benjamin Button"? which was a way better film than "The Social Network"

Last Son on Jan 27, 2011

41

"which was a way better film than "The Social Network"? Uh... no.

John Doe on Jan 28, 2011

42

Pay his fuckin dues the fuckin critics love his movies, the fans obviously cant get enough of his work and the bloody studios are smilin all the way to the bank

jeff on Jan 28, 2011

43

i agree with you man...nolan has come out with hit after hit and even though he's a young director and hasn't been in the business as long as some of the truly greatest directors, but of all his movies i can't recall him being given widely accepted negative reviews by the public or critics...he's just a film genius and could have probably turned some of 2010's disappointing movies into really good films if he had directed them

cooper on Jan 26, 2011

44

I'm gonna keep my hopes up that Nolan will eventually get rewarded after he finishes his Batman trilogy. There is no doubt in my mind that he will end it with a bang, and if he actually manages to top TDK, which in my opinion was pretty goddamn close to flawless, then maybe the academy will consider the "big picture". You know, kinda like Peter Jackson got all these awards thrown at him for Return of the King. Then again, it took for fucking ever for Scorsese to finally get an Oscar... >.> Yeah, I got nothing. *sigh* On the plus side... There are so many great movies, scores, directors and actors/actresses nominated this year, chances are good that I won't be disappointed with any of the winners as I like 90% of them and really couldn't choose an absolute best myself.

Anonymous on Jan 26, 2011

45

dude i totally agree TDK inception Memento prestige what the fuck does Christopher Nolan have to direct for these guys to give him the fucking stature. which movie this year can claim to be ORIGINAL and well directed. The guy does his job well but for some reason his work does't meet the academy's criteria well fuck'em and i hope Nolan knocks it out of the park with dark knight rises .

jeff on Jan 28, 2011

46

Of all the Best Picture nominees, apparently Inception directed itself.

skag_boy on Jan 25, 2011

47

Greatest line I've seen on these comments. And completely true.

RFabry on Jan 25, 2011

48

Saying Inception should win best picture is like saying The Dark Knight should had won best picture.

i have no name on Jan 25, 2011

49

he's saying Inception should be nominated for best director ya dolt

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2011

50

The Dark Kinght should have been nominated for best picture first and then secondly it should have won best picture. The Dark Knight is the Godfather of comicbook sequals. Another masterpiece.

Last Son on Jan 27, 2011

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loll! You're dreaming skag_boy ; you need a kick! 😉

Gh on Jan 26, 2011

52

Yes Skag Boy apparently Inception did direct itself. How stupid can the Academy be. Christopher Nolan's Inception is the best film of 2010 and it was nice of the Academy to nominate the film but to ignore Nolan for best director is absolutely pathetic. I for one won't be watching the awards. I don't understand why all the award show people love The Social Network so much. It was good but it was not that good. Inception was original. It is a masterpiece.

Last Son on Jan 27, 2011

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No The Social Network wasn't 'good' it was VERY good!

Bob on Jan 28, 2011

54

I'd like to see Powell get the oscar for his score on HTTYD. great listen from start to finish. I would have loved to see Daft Punk in the running too. It won't stop me keeping it on repeat on my playlist.

Nick on Jan 25, 2011

55

I was looking forward to this list to come out, but now I'm just upset. As has been mentioned, Tron: Legacy needs to be nominated for visual effects and score, Scott Pilgrim needs to be nominated for visual effects, and Christopher Nolan needs to be nominated for best director. Thanks to the Golden Globes I already saw Bridges, Portman, and the lot from The Social Network make their speeches, so I suppose I now have no reason to watch the Oscars this year.

Chocolate Supra on Jan 25, 2011

56

Why don't they nominate 10 Directors? If your film gets a nom for best pic but not best Director your chances are pretty much 0.

Carfonexdo on Jan 25, 2011

57

Nolan and Daft Punk got snubbed.

Nate on Jan 25, 2011

58

Burlesque didn't get any nominations. I am HAPPY!!! Now just give the nomination to Christopher Nolan. It's the least you can do. I mean come on...

RFabry on Jan 25, 2011

59

OMG!1 Why wasnt Danny Boyle nominated for best director?!?! Why Not Unkrich for Best Director??!?! Why not Cholodenko?!!?!? Boo-hoo you bunch of Nolan-fanboy cry-babies. A best picture nod doesnt mean an automatic Best Director nod, geez. I seriously think his lack of an Oscar nom will drive Nolan to throw his career down the toilet, direct a Ben Stiller comedy and have Hardy gurgle "BoOoMb" in TDKR. Nothing will change and Nolans fine as is. Relax and go rub one out to Trinity in Memento.

Voice of Reason on Jan 25, 2011

60

You know the BEST thing about this that I am kind of surprised about? The Town got nothing. THANK YOU!!!!! What a terrible excuse of a movie. SO GLAD it did not get anything. My hope is restored.

AREM16137 on Jan 25, 2011

61

Jeremy Renner has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor... And personally, I loved that film and think it deserved a nomination for Best Picture too.

Steven Fivez on Jan 25, 2011

62

Thank you for correcting me. I am just glad that it didn't get Best Picture, Director, or anything like that. Jeremy Renner is a fine actor, and was excellent in this movie. But that doesn't stop it, for me, being one of the worst movies of the year.

RFabry on Jan 25, 2011

63

you obviously dont know anything about movies

Guest on Jan 25, 2011

64

Very happy Restrepo made it in there. Bummed WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY didn't, but I suppose that was a last year film, maybe? ether way: Hans Zimmer needs to win for best score, and i'd really like to see inception take best film. also: where the hell is any love for Scott Pilgrim? Best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best visual effects, best directing? best original music? nothing? that movie had it all, man.

Crumb on Jan 25, 2011

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For all you people losing your shit because Nolan wasn't nominated -- calm the fuck down. It's fine if you're outraged, and I understand you have an opinion, but you're thrashing other movies on there because he isn't on there. "Black Swan and Social Network are shit!" Really? Maybe it didn't capture your attention, which is fine, but then it wasn't meant for you, and you should stick with movies are, but in no way was Inception this masterpiece you guys are hailing it. It was a great, great movie, and Nolan did a wonderful job. Social Network and Black Swan were better overall, in my opinion. Yes, he's somewhat of a genius with his "confuse the fuck outta you so you need to pay attention" writing scheme -- I'm not mocking it, it's great and it works. Yes, he's one of the few original director's we have left today (although there are original directors who are up there on the list), but calm down. There's many more years to come where he can grab an Oscar, Inception was just released at the wrong time. What I'm upset at is that Leo didn't get any nods, I thought he did great this year. But again, he was bested by some others I've seen, and I haven't seen all of the films up there.

Mike P. on Jan 25, 2011

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you're turn to calm down - upset for Leo not getting an oscar nod? come on! Inception could have actually been oscar worthy with a better lead - Leo's the most overrated actor out there...

locos on Jan 25, 2011

67

Dude are you serious first of all inception was an ORIGINAL idea true grit was a remake of an already good film and social network is kinda based on a book. Leo's performance was ok but not deserving of an oscar nom but the collective work is what made inception a great film

jeff on Jan 28, 2011

68

Wow, Christopher Nolan snuffed for director nomination? Out of those films, conceptually, Inception had to have been the biggest challenge. 99% of directors would have failed where Nolan succeeded in his depiction, so I'm really surprised he wasn't nominated. And King's Speech was really more like a stage play than taking advantage of the filmic elements of the medium like Inception or True Grit (cinematography, mise en scene, camera movement, editing etc); so yeah, I don't know...

George on Jan 25, 2011

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Oy, I didn't mean that King's Speech wasn't a fantastic movie. I don't think that Tom Hooper, the director, should've been nominated over Nolan because King's Speech lacked the filmic elements I described above

George on Jan 25, 2011

70

If there was ever a time for Nolan to pick up his award, it was this year. Honestly, I enjoyed all of the movies nominated, but none of them really stood out from the rest. Nothing knocked me off my feet, kicked my teeth in, punched me in the gut quite like Inception. That's what great movies do.

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2011

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The Wolfman = This years Norbit. Sad day. 😉 I am totally fine with Nolan not getting a nom. Danny Boyle should get a nom before Nolan does this year anyway. Shocked Tron Legacy didn't get visual effects/art direction or maybe costumes. It seemed guaranteed to at least be nominated for technical stuff. I guess because Avatar came out some of the effects just aren't as striking anymore? Don't know. Where the heck did Salt come from for a sound nom? Haven't seen it, but that seems like a very odd choice for an Academy movie. I personally loved The Town and wish it had gotten more nominations. I wasn't a fan of True Grit so I would have rather The Town replace those, but seeing as how The Departed already won and the Coens are Academy favorites, I understand why it didn't. Overall I'm pretty pleased and will be tuning in. PS. The Academy nominations are not chosen by an elite group of old people like a few of the comments have previously stated. It's actually a list of thousands of people in the industry who only vote for their respective category (directors vote for directors, sound for sound, etc) but everyone casts a best picture vote. So before you go all fanboy saying that old people don't "get" Nolan, think about who's actually involved.

Rops on Jan 25, 2011

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No surprises here really- I thought The Social Network was severely overrated and got most of its attention due to the subject matter rather than the movie as a whole. I'm a big David Fincher fan and he's never let me down. Good movie but it didn't make my Top Ten. I thought Howl was by far the best movie of the year with its combination of animation, acting (James Franco as Allen Ginsberg), and cinematography. You can check out my list on my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-10-movie-picks-of-2010.html

Brandt Hardin on Jan 25, 2011

73

You're joking... right?

Boxer on Jan 28, 2011

74

Tron Legacy didn't get nominated for Best Visual Effects but Alice in Wonderland did, Bwaahhhhahahahhaha!!! See this is why these award shows are a joke! Tangled wasn't nominated for best animated feature, WTF?

John on Jan 25, 2011

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I’ve listened to the Tron soundtrack four to five times now and it is truly fantastic. I believe that at the very least it deserved a nomination. I think the Oscars are absurd and have been for a while now because genuine genius is constantly overlooked and replaced by mediocrity. In terms of a film’s score, it is supposed to be judged on how well the visual experience was complemented by the sound and Tron is a true demonstration of how well this can be achieved. It’s a real shame but for some reason, the Oscars fail to celebrate and reward the true gems in film. Still, the biggest outrage that the Academy awards have caused is that Thomas Newman has never picked up an Oscar, when lets face it, he’s deserved about six for producing some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to.

Matthew Clemens on Jan 25, 2011

76

This is why these awards shows are a joke! Fuck em all!

John on Jan 25, 2011

77

The Academy Awards are the most prestigious and accurate motion picture awards in the entire world! Give them a round of applause! These oscars are the "living" proof that we (or anybody else) don't know shit about films. We are savages that live in cages and don't know shit! Oscars are like fire for us. Give them another round of applause, folks! Good job, AA, keep it that way. I lost my faith in these laughable awards. Inception all the way! Christopher Nolan is... there is no need to say it anymore. Everyone knows he deserves the best director nomination (win, actually). Now I doubt it (Inception) will win anything. It has 8 nominations, I think, and if it wins just 1, just 1 oscar, we should be happy. I'm predicting Hans Zimmer will lose; it wouldn't surprise me anymore. OK, I'm not saying I know everything about films, I'm not saying I'm right. From now on I just don't give a shit about them oscars! Inception is a film that blew me away! It's very original, as far as I an tell and I don't remember anything so monumental since Lord of the Rings. I don't know if it deserves best picture (I don't care anymore, but it's hard to accept such an insult), all I'm saying is that Inception is one hell of a movie! Peace!

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2011

78

Very happy to see John Hawkes up for supporting actor. He has been my pick to win the oscar since i first saw Winter's Bone last August.

Marcus on Jan 25, 2011

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WOW a lot of angry nolan fans. Its just a movie and its just an award who gives a fuck? My life goes on I won't commit suicide to it 😀

i have no name on Jan 25, 2011

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that's unfortunate

Rats on Jan 25, 2011

81

LOL

Bob on Jan 28, 2011

82

Ryan Reynolds for Buried, ?!?!?!?

UffrVic on Jan 25, 2011

83

I agree with this. I saw Buried this weekend and was very impressed by Reynolds performance.... should've received the nom over Jessie Eisenberg.

SB on Jan 25, 2011

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Nolan spat in their faces with the Dark Knight and came back to rip the academy a new one with Inception. We all know his directing is beyond any of those old fucks at the academy's comprehension. Nolan has received his recognition - from the fans, who will rant and rave to all extremes about how ridiculously awesome his imaginative interpretation on films is; which in the end, is what keeps him making unique and inspiring experiences for us to enjoy in the theatre (fans = money at the box office, in case you forgot). These "awards" become less prestigious every year; they are only reflecting a certain populations opinions. Nolan knows he is the shit, just like Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio - they are just more humble than we are about it... most of the time...

Sota-POP on Jan 25, 2011

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The general complaint: Nolan was not nominated. ShenanigaaaAAAAaaaan!!! Besides, I kinda hate the fact that a gazillion films are being nomitated for best picture. Come on, have some common sense and put just the regular 5 short list.

Leinergroove on Jan 25, 2011

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what about Andrew Garfield not getting the best surpporting actor!!!!! He did great!! He got nominated in every other awards handed out. And does an english film have to be in every oscar show (the kings speech). I hate it! And it will more than likely win over the Social Network.So bullnshit!

Toyota_product5 on Jan 25, 2011

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hmm i am also surprised that Nolan didn't get a director nom. hopefully he gets the award for best screenplay I would love for Inception to take home best picture this year because it was the most fun I've had at the movies in awhile but! Black Swan and The Kings Speech got it beat by miles. also Actors going to Colin Firth Actress is going to Portman Supporting actor is Bale with out a doubt and supporting actress should go to Jacki Weaver because she owned Animal Kingdom

Anonymous on Jan 25, 2011

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"Black Swan and The Kings Speech got it beat by miles."?! Now you're done.

John Doe on Jan 28, 2011

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when i saw dark knight i thought that Nolan has directed a film so good he will struggle to top it- then he pulls a rabbit out of the hat and gives us INCEPTION...the first time isaw inception i thought someone drugged me until i saw it again. how could someone possibly come up with such a concept then masterfully translate it into 2 1/2 hours of cinematic genius. FUCK the academy and their gold plated dildo

jeff on Jan 28, 2011

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What about Andrew Garfield not getting a nom!! He did great!! Am i reallty the only the one Who thinks thats. And im sick of the Oscars always have to have a English film for best picture and Director.Give me a break!! And it will more than likley win over the social Network.What you think about that!!

Diggler on Jan 25, 2011

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No you're not the only one who thinks that. It's bullshit.

John Doe on Jan 28, 2011

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Well I utterly agree with all you guys about Nolan whitch is INSANE and Tron not being Nominated for effects or soundtrack! But am I the only one who thinks Alexander Desplat should be nominated for soundtrack on Harry Potter? I mean when you think about it all of the music he made for the movie worked perfectly and gave me complete chills when I was watching the movie but mostly "destroying the locket" "Obliviate" "Godrics Hallow" and "Farwell to Dobby"! Yes it was a different composor and not as goos as John Williams but it was just what the movie needed something different and unique because it is completely different than the other films and books! And Nolan overall doesnt need the oscar He Already knows he's a DAMN GOOD Director and he doesnt some STUPID AWARD to tell him So! NOLAN YOUR THE MAN!

Nolan and Potter Fan! on Jan 25, 2011

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Nolan should have been nominated for Best Director, that was kind of a no brainer. Seriously WTF is up with that?

Cruzer on Jan 25, 2011

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How is it that Toy Story 3 can be nominated for both Best Picture and Animated Film?

emma on Jan 25, 2011

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Pretty pleased with the nominations except for a few things. Nolan should be up for best director. Daft Punk should be up for best score. And Tron Legacy should be up for visual effects.

Garrett Jamieson DeLozier on Jan 25, 2011

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Was the Daft Punk score eligible in the first place? Honestly, does anyone know? Yeah, Nolangate is absolutely sad.

Felix on Jan 25, 2011

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No nom for DiCaprio, shame. The guy put in two very good performances in Shutter Island and Inception and no nomination...well here's hoping he gets it for "The Devil in the White City." Inception or The Kings Speech for Best Picture Aronofsky or The Coen Brothers or Hooper for Director. Firth for Best Actor. Portman for Best Actress. Bale for Best Supporting Actor. Adams for Best Supporting Actress. Nolan for Original Screenplay. Boyle and Beaufoy for Adapted Screenplay. The Illusionist or any for Animated Feature. N/A ANY for Foreign Language Film. Deakins for Cinematography. N/A ANY for Documentary. N/A ANY for Short Documentary. N/A ANY for Animated Short. N/A ANY for Live Action Short. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 for Visual Effects. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 for Art Direction. The King's Speech for Costume Design. The Way Back for Makeup. Black Swan for Film Editing. Inception for Sound Editing. John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon for Original Score. "We Belong Together" Toy Story 3 for Best Original Song.

Anonymous on Jan 26, 2011

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I also thought DiCaprio had a fantastic year worthy of a nomination... I would have wanted him instead of Jeff Bridges. A lot of great performances this year, as usual. Good choices! John Powell's score is magnificent... I want Zimmer to win, but I won't be upset if he loses to John. Also, Reznor and Ross did a great job.

Anonymous on Jan 26, 2011

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I enjoyed Ross and Reznor's score, and loved Zimmers score but the HTTYD score was beautiful, but I'm cool with who ever wins, but I'd be over the moon if Powell takes it.

Anonymous on Jan 26, 2011

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Tron Legacy was a HUGE miss! the score was the best part of Tron Legacy. Daft Punk was shafted! Honestly i dont see why Andrew Garfield has so much hype..dont think he's much of a miss

corry haim on Jan 26, 2011

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Christopher Nolan NOT nominated for Best Director..................OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian on Jan 26, 2011

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ummm, i believe i see the coen bros. for best director for a movie that isn't even all that great but Chris Nolan is not nominated for one of the best movies ever made, fuck you academy

max s, on Jan 26, 2011

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and i also would like to add, if nolan doesn't get the win this year, they better, give him every damn award when TDKR comes out

max s, on Jan 26, 2011

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I heard Guillermo Del Toro was tied to the award for Best Director.... but he decide to be tied to a different award later...

Haz on Jan 26, 2011

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Scott Pilgrim got no love. Not happy.

Jesse on Jan 26, 2011

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I am so glad that John Poweel's score was nominated ... It blew my breath away.

Azn2newbie on Jan 26, 2011

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Toy Story 3 is a rehash of The Brave Little Toaster with the same a similar guy as Toy Story 2!

John on Jan 26, 2011

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I'm gutted that my boy Aaron Eckhart didn't get a nomination. If Kidman did get one for best actress...who do you think was giving her the lines for acting...it was my boy. So why not a nomination for him too? After TDK, it should be coming Inception got all the nominations needed and I hope it gets all of them. An oscar is long overdue for my other boy Nolan and his creative wife! Btw Note to the Universe: I want a wife as intelligent as his ; if not better. True Grit did get loads too and hope it gets some too! My girl Amy Adams got one too! So cool Long overdue for hers too! Anyway more Power to all of them

Gh on Jan 26, 2011

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ANGAUS on Jan 26, 2011

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Wow, Ryan Gosling definitely got snubbed this year...

winston on Jan 26, 2011

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Tron should have been on the list for best visual effects. It is better than any on the list, period! Damn you academy, you snubbed the real winner!

Cleveland1286 on Jan 28, 2011

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i'd like to thank the academy for being such consistent douchebags i don't know how they pull it off . how do they passover inception and nominate true grit. original movie VS remake of a good film. FUCKING WANKERS

jeff on Jan 28, 2011

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I am much more interested in foreign and live action shorts. really glad Wish 143 is up for best short bc Jodie Whittaker is amazing! Saw her in White Wedding which was selected for last year’s foreign entry from SA and truly felt this movie was snubbed. Excellent film with a great message and the acting from Jodie really shows this young actress’ potential! http://www.whiteweddingmovie.com

Brandon on Feb 2, 2011

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