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Old 01-25-2011, 08:34 AM
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83rd Academy Awards Nominations

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Best 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”

Best Direction
Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan”
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for “True Grit”
David Fincher for “The Social Network”
Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech”
David O. Russell for “The Fighter”

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
James Franco in “127 Hours”
Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Adapted Screenplay
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for “127 Hours”
Aaron Sorkin for “The Social Network”
Michael Arndt, story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich for “Toy Story 3″
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for “True Grit”
Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini for “Winter’s Bone”

Original Screenplay
Mike Leigh for “Another Year”
Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson. Story by Keith Dorrington and Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson for “The Fighter”
Christopher Nolan for “Inception”
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg for “The Kids Are All Right”
David Seidler for “The King’s Speech”

Animated Feature
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Toy Story 3″

Art Direction
“Alice in Wonderland”: Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1″: Stuart Craig (Production Design), Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)
“Inception”: Guy Hendrix Dyas (Production Design), Larry Dias and Doug Mowat (Set Decoration)/span>
“The King’s Speech”: Eve Stewart (Production Design), Judy Farr (Set Decoration)
“True Grit”: Jess Gonchor (Production Design), Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration)

Cinematography
“Black Swan”: Matthew Libatique
“Inception”: Wally Pfister
“The King’s Speech”: Danny Cohen
“The Social Network”: Jeff Cronenweth
“True Grit”: Roger Deakins

Costume Design
“Alice in Wonderland”: Colleen Atwood
“I Am Love”: Antonella Cannarozzi
“The King’s Speech”: Jenny Beavan
“The Tempest”: Sandy Powell
“True Grit”: Mary Zophres

Documentary (Feature)
“Exit through the Gift Shop”
“Gasland”
“Inside Job”
“Restrepo”
“Waste Land”

Documentary (Short Subject)
“Killing in the Name”
“Poster Girl”
“Strangers No More”
“Sun Come Up”
“The Warriors of Qiugang”
1. Not a single technical nomination for Scott Pilgrim? Really? That was one of the best looking movies in years.
2. I'll be pissed if Restrepo doesn't win Best Documentary. I have a feeling that Exit will get it, though.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:06 AM
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I slightly preferred Exit Through the Gift Shop, but then, I don't work for the United States Army, either.

Of the major categories (pictures, acting, directing, for our purposes) the only films with nominations I didn't see were Rabbit Hole, Biutiful, 127 Hours, The Fighter, The Town and Animal Kingdom, so I'm gonna try to see all those before the ceremony. The only race I'm emotionally invested in is Portman for Best Actress, the rest are gonna be pretty fun and competitive I think.


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I slightly preferred Exit Through the Gift Shop, but then, I don't work for the United States Army, either.
That doesn't have anything to do with it.
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That doesn't have anything to do with it.
I'm not calling you out or saying you're wrong for liking it more or anything, but none of us can totally divorce our personal experiences from movies when we watch them. You also thought "The Hurt Locker" was the best movie of last year, if I'm not mistaken. That's fine by me, it was very good – so was "Restrepo" – but you undoubtedly take with you a certain bias, however slight, that most of us don't. 'Sall I meant.
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The only best film noms I didn't see are Winter's Bone, The King's Speech and The Kids Are All Right.

Not sure if I'll like any of them but I'll try to give them a watch.
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I'm not calling you out or saying you're wrong for liking it more or anything, but none of us can totally divorce our personal experiences from movies when we watch them. You also thought "The Hurt Locker" was the best movie of last year, if I'm not mistaken. That's fine by me, it was very good – so was "Restrepo" – but you undoubtedly take with you a certain bias, however slight, that most of us don't. 'Sall I meant.
I didn't take it personally, but I disagree.

I wish The King's Speech was playing here. I really want to see it.
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The only best film noms I didn't see are Winter's Bone, The King's Speech and The Kids Are All Right.

Not sure if I'll like any of them but I'll try to give them a watch.
All three made my year-end top ten. All wildly different films, can't imagine you'd hate them all.
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I didn't take it personally, but I disagree.
Well, I definitely like Black Swan as much as I did at least partly because of Natalie Portman, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
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I liked King's Speech and Inception win in whatever categories they're in, because those are the only two films I saw

I probably won't watch this year. I watched last year and couldn't handle the self-congratulatory atmosphere. Too much pomp.
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Not a single Actor related role for Inception? No way man, that cast SLAYED in the movie.
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