What Do You Think? The Oscar Nominees
All the President’s Men, Bound for Glory, Network, Rocky, and Taxi Driver.
Whhoooops. Seems the Lost premier had us skipping in time there back to 1977, with the nominees from 1976’s batch. But seriously, what did you think of this year’s crop?
Best Picture – Avatar, The Blind Side (whuh?), District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, Up in the Air
Best Director – James Cameron (Avatar), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
Best Actress – Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side [whuh/]), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia)
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 Supporting Actress – Penelope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Mo’Nique (Precious)
Best Supporting Actor — Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Christopher Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Original Screenplay – Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman (The Messenger), Joel & Ethan Coen (A Single Man), Pete Docter, Bob Peterson & Tom McCarthy (Up)
Best Adapted Screenplay – Neill Bomkamp & Terri Tatchell (District 9), Nick Hornby (An Education), Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, & Tony Roche (In the Loop), Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air)
So, now that you see the list, what do you think of the idea of having ten nominations for Best Pic? Are you excited about Nick Hornby possibly winning an Oscar? Will Sandra Bullock seriously win against real actresses like Helen Mirren? Will James Cameron be King of All Worlds? And when they remake Lost in 2033, will anyone look back at these nominees and think as kindly of them as we might of All the President’s Men, Network, Rocky, and Taxi Driver?