Friday, 17 January 2014

Thoughts On Them Nominees

So the nominees for this years Oscars got announced yesterday and brought with them the usual mix of surprises and WTF moments. I've still got to work my way through a lot of the nominated films but here are a few of my initial thoughts:

- I obviously missed something when I watched American Hustle. It was good but nowhere near deserving of all this praise.
- The fact that it's up for Best Editing is a joke, the pacing was all off and left it feeling very sluggish.
- While J-Law was entertaining in it, if she wins this award I'm going to smack someone. Yeah, she's talented but I'm getting tired of the boner everyone is carrying for her.
- Even though I haven't seen it, I'm shocked by the lack of attention Inside Llewyn Davis is getting.
- Just as neglected is Before Midnight, which kills me inside.
- Lana Del Rey not getting a nomination for Original Song is a travesty.
- Sally Hawkins up for Supporting Actress is awesome, and very well deserved.
- Bradley Cooper over Jeremy Renner for supporting actor just pisses me off.
- I love that Jonah Hill got himself a nomination, and I love how pissed off people are getting even more.

I'll be putting up an Oscars page soon which I'll update with my predictions for the winners as I see more of the films. Last year I did pretty well so hopefully I do again.

Let me know what you think of the nominations, if you share my opinions or disagree.

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  1. THANK-YOU. I thought American Hustle was a good film (about a 7/10), but it just didn't compare to so many other great movies of 2013. Jennifer Lawrence's nomination is a joke, let alone if she won... I predict she will win too. I'm so pleased for Jennifer Hawkins and Jonah Hill. Screw the haters of Hill, he's a damn good actor and was extremely good in Wolf of Wall Street. I do agree that the exclusion of Lana Del Rey is a complete travesty... by far the best song of the year.

    1. Exactly! I was expecting a masterpiece, but it really wasn't. It was just good, which isn't good enough compared to other releases from the year. I did enjoy Lawrence in the film but there was nothing Oscar worthy about it and I'm hoping that it's just a courtesy nomination because she's won before.
      I'm happy to see Hill in their because it shows the Academy are capable of being unpredictable. I haven't seen Wolf of Wall Street yet but he looks great in it.