2011 Oscar Nominations
Things AMPAS got right
nominated for Best Picture. Ditto James Franco in the Best Actor category for the same film.
Helena Bonham Carter nominated for The King's Speech
- her performance was as good as Firth's in that film.
Christian Bale for The Fighter
- I haven't seen it yet but Christian Bale is an awesome actor whom I've loved since EquilibriumToy Story 3
gets a nod in the Adapted Screenplay category.
Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for Inception
being nominated. That CD leaves my car over my cold dead bod.
Things AMPAS got wrong
Christopher Nolan not
being nominated for Best Director. What (or who) does he have to do to get nominated? Inception
not being nominated for Best Editing (a must have to stand a snowballs of getting Best Picture)
No nomination for music *or* for SFX for Tron: Legacy
. You can say what you like about that film
I won't be listening to you
but those were two of it's strengths.
No costume nomination for The Black Swan
. It's a superb film (review to follow!) and while I can understand that Clint Mansell's score is ineligible (seriously - it's Pop Will Eat Itself Does Tchaikovsky - in a good
way) but that's going too far.
So - in short... same stupidity, different year.