GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Help
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
  Experimental/Avant-Garde
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
  Pre-Code
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
  Serials
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns


Public Discussions

topics
GreenCine Movie Talk
Star Power
Discuss the people who make what we watch.
59

Oscars Nominations
Topic by: underdog
Posted: January 27, 2011 - 11:54 AM PST
Last Reply: February 23, 2012 - 8:22 AM PST

author topic: Oscars Nominations
underdog
post #1  on January 27, 2011 - 11:54 AM PST  
...are out.
We linked to the full list of 2011 Oscar Nominations here.

Whatcha think?

Who was slighted?

Seems they are generally unsurprising and fairly fair, as it were. The Best Pic nominations were mostly what we expected.
underdog
post #2  on January 27, 2011 - 11:56 AM PST  
Here's one of my picks for Most Overlooked: Lesley Manville, ANOTHER YEAR.

Also, why no best director nom for Christopher Nolan?
Cinenaut
post #3  on January 28, 2011 - 9:59 AM PST  
Yes, Lesley Manville was robbed. Would she have been considered a supporting actress or a lead actress?
underdog
post #4  on January 28, 2011 - 11:25 AM PST  
> On January 28, 2011 - 9:59 AM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Yes, Lesley Manville was robbed. Would she have been considered a supporting actress or a lead actress?
> ---------------------------------

Who knows, given the oddness that young Halee Steinfeld is considered "supporting" even though she's in about every scene in True Grit. (Not surprising though, they often do that with young performers to give them a "shot.") So who knows with Manville. I would've assumed lead actress, but since the couple who are her friends are considered the "center" of the film and she is their "supporting" friend, and not in every scene, then maybe they'd have put her in supporting. But it's all moot now, sadly.

Cinenaut
post #5  on January 28, 2011 - 4:29 PM PST  
I was just wondering who her competition would have been. Oh well. Julianne Moore kind of got robbed as well.

At least Nolan got the best picture nod!

I still haven't seen a lot of the big Oscar contenders, as usual, like Black Swan, The King's Speech and The Fighter.

"True Grit" was great, and "Another Year" was chock full of great acting.
Battie
post #6  on January 29, 2011 - 3:57 PM PST  
I thought Blue Valentine was ok, but I'm not sure it's capable of winning an Oscar. Glad that Winter's Bone got several nods, but a little annoyed that Easy A didn't get a single one. But I shouldn't be surprised - comedies are usually considered trash by award-giving peoples. :P
underdog
post #7  on January 31, 2011 - 12:12 PM PST  
I know Battie. Comedies often get overlooked and although I know she would be ignored I thought Emma Stone was as deserving of an Oscar nod as many of those who got one (more so than some). Script was sharp, too. But it often seems a film (and its actors) will have a better chance of getting nominated if it makes people cry, rather than laugh.
weezy
post #8  on February 28, 2011 - 10:42 AM PST  
worst. oscars. ever.

Cinenaut
post #9  on March 1, 2011 - 10:01 AM PST  
It seemed like James Franco didn't want to be there.

> On February 28, 2011 - 10:42 AM PST weezy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> worst. oscars. ever.
>
>
> ---------------------------------

underdog
post #10  on March 1, 2011 - 5:04 PM PST  
> On March 1, 2011 - 10:01 AM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It seemed like James Franco didn't want to be there.
>
>That seemed to be the general vibe, yeah. I really can't figure it out. I know he's laid back and has a very deadpan sense of humor so some of it is just that, and that didn't come across very well, and some of it was the terrible material, the writing - but he clearly didn't help matters. Was he on quaaludes or what?

There were a few memorable moments and speeches, and one montage that I liked, but overall it was pretty dead and dull. Bring back a comic talent who can carry the show. Or heck Kevin Spacey would be a good host. And find new writers.
weezy
post #11  on February 22, 2012 - 10:31 PM PST  
Oscars 2012 nominations on DVD listed here!
Cinenaut
post #12  on February 23, 2012 - 8:22 AM PST  
> On February 22, 2012 - 10:31 PM PST weezy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oscars 2012 nominations on DVD listed here!
> ---------------------------------

Nice feature. Thanks!

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.