Thursday, January 16, 2014

The OSCAR Nominations ... Decidedly UN supercalifragilisticexpialidocious


Did I get up at 5am to see Chris Hemsworth (Rush) announce the Oscar nominations live? No I did not! Not even gorgeous Hemsworth is enough to stir me at that hour. But when I did wake up I hopped over to Oscar.com for the complete list of nominees. You can download an 'official' Oscar ballot (pretty lame that they call it that since we're not actually voting) or log in and play along via Facebook.  Scroll below for my down and dirty cut and paste version but do know the Oscar site has lots of pretty pictures and additional materials. Here in the states, the Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres airs March 2 at 7pm eastern on ABC. 


The first thing you'll notice is that the Academy has snubbed both Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson! Unlike the Golden Globes where Hanks was nominated for Best Actor for Captain Phillips in the drama category, and Saving Mr. Banks in the comedy/musical category, Hanks didn't get a nomination from the Academy for either film. While Captain Phillips is one of the Academy's nine nominated films, Saving Mr. Banks didn't make the Best Picture cut. Except for the score by Thomas Newman - downright delicious - poor Saving Mr Banks has been soundly walloped as Mary Poppins might say. 


I'm most taken aback though, not at Hank's exclusion but at Emma Thompson's.  She gave an absolutely brilliant performance as the persnickety author PL Travers in Saving Mr. Banks but, looking at the actresses who earned the nod, who would I bump? Who would you? While it's disappointing that Thompson didn't get her well-deserved recognition - is she being blamed for the very blurred lines between what really happened and Disney's somewhat sweetened version of the story? - ageism isn't a factor. With the exception of Amy Adams, none of the Best Actress nominees are what we used to call 'spring chickens'. All the nominees are over forty, even Sandra Bullock, former rom-com queen and America's Sweetheart, turns fifty this year. What a joy to see these highly accomplished, experienced, mature actresses getting their just desserts! I only wish that the sharp and sassy Emma Thompson were in that number. It's at moments like this when I remind myself what a ridiculous, reductive exercise this whole process is.   

Small surprises - Gatsby is back, with Catherine Martin earning nominations for Best Production Design and Costume Design. And while Her's snazzy high waisted pants and American Hustle's permed hairstyles got a lot of love from audiences, neither captured the Academy's attention.

Here are the nominees

BEST PICTURE
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

ACTOR
in a Leading Role
Christian Bale
American Hustle

Bruce Dern
Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio
The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor
12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey
Dallas Buyers Club

ACTRESS
in a Leading Role
Amy Adams
American Hustle

Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock
Gravity

Judi Dench
Philomena

Meryl Streep
August: Osage County

ACTOR
in A Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi
Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper
American Hustle

Michael Fassbender
12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill
The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto
Dallas Buyers Club


ACTRESS
in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins
Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence
American Hustle

Lupita Nyong'o
12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts
August: Osage County

June Squibb
Nebraska


ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Croods
Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson

Despicable Me 2
Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri

Ernest & Celestine
Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner

Frozen
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho

The Wind Rises
Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki


CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Grandmaster
Philippe Le Sourd

Gravity
Emmanuel Lubezki

Inside Llewyn Davis
Bruno Delbonnel  

Nebraska
Phedon Papamichael

Prisoners
Roger A. Deakins


COSTUME DESIGN
American Hustle
Michael Wilkinson

The Grandmaster
William Chang Suk Ping

The Great Gatsby
Catherine Martin

The Invisible Woman
Michael O'Connor

12 Years a Slave
Patricia Norris


DIRECTING
American Hustle
David O. Russell

Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón

Nebraska
Alexander Payne

12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen

The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

Cutie and the Boxer
Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher

Dirty Wars
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill

The Square
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer

20 Feet from Stardom
Nominees to be determined


DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
CaveDigger
Jeffrey Karoff

Facing Fear
Jason Cohen

Karama Has No Walls
Sara Ishaq

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Edgar Barens


FILM EDITING
American Hustle
Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten

Captain Phillips
Christopher Rouse

Dallas Buyers Club
John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

12 Years a Slave
Joe Walker

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Broken Circle Breakdown
Belgium

The Great Beauty
Italy

The Hunt
Denmark

The Missing Picture
Cambodia

Omar
Palestine


MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Dallas Buyers Club
Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Stephen Prouty

The Lone Ranger
Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

MUSIC
Original Score
The Book Thief
John Williams

Gravity
Steven Price

Her
William Butler and Owen Pallett

Philomena
Alexandre Desplat

Saving Mr. Banks
Thomas Newman

MUSIC
Original Song
"Alone Yet Not Alone" from ALONE YET NOT ALONE
Music by Bruce Broughton; Lyric by Dennis Spiegel

"Happy" from DESPICABLE ME 2
Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams

"Let It Go" from FROZEN
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

"The Moon Song" from HER
Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze

"Ordinary Love" from MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM
Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson
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PRODUCTION DESIGN
American Hustle
Judy Becker (Production Design); Heather Loeffler (Set Decoration)

Gravity
Andy Nicholson (Production Design); Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard (Set Decoration)

The Great Gatsby
Catherine Martin (Production Design); Beverley Dunn (Set Decoration)

Her
K.K. Barrett (Production Design); Gene Serdena (Set Decoration)

12 Years a Slave
Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Alice Baker (Set Decoration)

SHORT FILM
Animated
Feral
Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden

Get a Horse!
Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim

Mr. Hublot
Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Possessions
Shuhei Morita

Room on the Broom
Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

SHORT FILM
Live Action
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Esteban Crespo

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras

Helium
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari

The Voorman Problem
Mark Gill and Baldwin Li


SOUND EDITING
All Is Lost
Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns

Captain Phillips
Oliver Tarney

Gravity
Glenn Freemantle

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Brent Burge

Lone Survivor
Wylie Stateman

SOUND MIXING
Captain Phillips
Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith and Chris Munro

Gravity
Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick and Tony Johnson

Inside Llewyn Davis
Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Lone Survivor
Andy Koyama, Beau Borders and David Brownlow

VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity
Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

Iron Man 3
Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

The Lone Ranger
Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier

Star Trek Into Darkness
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton


WRITING
Adapted Screenplay
Before Midnight
Written by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Captain Phillips
Screenplay by Billy Ray

Philomena
Screenplay by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave
Screenplay by John Ridley

The Wolf of Wall Street
Screenplay by Terence Winter

WRITING
Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine
Written by Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club
Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack

Her
Written by Spike Jonze

Nebraska

Written by Bob Nelson

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