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The panel who picks the movies are a bunch of old men! they need to add more diversity, alot of movies that were great in 2010 were not even picked, I dont understand how Leonardo Dicaprio and that supporting cast wasnt nominated for inception. or Shutter Island, not to mention unthinkable, the town, ip man 2, kickass, harry potter.
This was a great year for movies. Many of us movie lovers have small or large oscar night parties. (Just like the superbowl lovers). If you have a Rembrandt, Picasso, Manet, Monet, and Rothko all in the same room, which is better? I can cheer for any winner this year, despite my own personal preferences which don't really matter. I've seen most of the movies and will see the rest when they are on videos. Enjoy, folks.
Why don't we have a category for "Best maintained studio toilet"? It seems every other union-driven category has gotten recognition. Best Sound Editing? Best Sound Mixing? Best Makeup? Give me a break! How about "Best Best Boy"? Hollywood is hell bent on shooting itself in the heart and these oscar cagegories are a wonderful first step.
Why wasn't Star Wars Episode 1 "A New Hope" nominated for anything?
Inception! Inception is the only good movie in the running! Why does everyone love black swan so much?
your an idiot. and your video is just wrong....on every level.
Where is Law Abiding Citizen. that was a great movie
i wanna see an egyptian movie among the foreign nominees someday...:)
Keeping my fingers crossed for Jeremy Renner....he was outstanding in The Town....being born and raised in MA..he had the accent down perfectly!
Kimberly Elise from "Colored Girls" was not nominated? Well, there it is? This will be my first year missing the oscars. I won't watch it this year because there is nothing for me to root for. Maybe they will get a clue next year?
I think that Dwayne Jonson is a good actor because he has stared in so many movies and he also plays a good actor in The Tooth Fairy and it was funny because when he had his powers in the ice skating rink he had tripped a guy and the guy was confused because he didn't know what happened but I think that Rocky Balboa is a good actor because he had stared in Rambo and he was such a good actor congrats to the nominees !
I think that Dwayne Jonson is a good actor because he has stared in so many movies and he also plays a good actor in The Tooth Fairy and it was funny because when he had his powers in the ice skating rink he had tripped a guy and the guy was confused because he didn't know what happened!
this year's Oscars are going to be great! There are so many great match ups and actors going head to head that all deserve a win. The foreign film section is very intriguing this year. Reminds me of last year's White Wedding, the official submission from South Africa! http://bit.ly/at8fnc
I have only seen half of the movies nominated. I still need to see The Fighter, The King's Speech and Social Network, but I loved Inception and Black Swan!
wow... congratulations... i hope this year more better...
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Loved, loved, loved The King's Speech. Way better than Social Network and Inception. I need to see Black Swan and the Fighter still but I don't know if they'll be as Oscar worthy. Colin Firth was absolutely incredible as the king and deserves the award for best actor hands down. I hope the Academy gets it right this year.
Winter's Bone is cliched garbage that looked like a first year film student absorbded every nuanced stereotype ( I am aware of the contradiction) he learned from his ACADEMY101 class and regurgitated them with a side of "it's poor white trash so it has to be good", mixed in a few recognizable actors (that do not perform to their previous 'Deadwood' calibers), added a whole lot of ambient sound, and tried to turn what would otherwise be an excellent PART of a movie into a feature length production. All in all, this was a very poor showing with the cinematography being the best part of the movie, but even cameramen and editors unfortunately do not get to pick the subject matter being heft upon their precious celluloid. Yes I saw the movie, and I reccomend you do too, if for no other reason than to see exactly how not to make cliched doo-doo. ...sorry about the double post.
I have no respect for the "awards". They lost it a long time ago by going all out for a film or two and ignoring some wonderful films and/or performances. But if they have a favorite – they love British – or a rotten TG – well, they'll push it allright!
Wow, would I love to go back when films didn't need nudity in everything – and had a STORY and characters a person cares about...
with no major motion pictures or big name/charismatic nominees, this will certainly be the most BORING academy awards ever!!! Also, will it be the whitest?
What, no Angelina nomination for her superb acting in The Tourist? This is an OUTRAGE and a sham! :) -Art
The girl from True Grit got the spot that should have gone to Julianne Moore, and Ryan Gosling was just plain robbed. Jesse Eisenberg did his usual one-note, intense/pouty nerd shctick in the most over-rated movie of the year. The only thing good about The Social Network was Andrew Garfield's performance.
Hope True Grit wins it all excelent remake with a twist.
The King's Speech is the best movie I have seen in the last couple of years. Firth and Rush were fantasitc!
TRUE GRIT BEST PICTURE ARE YOU SERIOUS??? THIS MOVIE WAS SO BORING THAT ALMOST EVERYONE FELL ASLEEP IN THE MOVIE THEATRE, NOT TO MENTION THE ANNOYING VOICES FROM THE ACTORS. NATALIE PORTMAN WAS A TRUE HIT IN THE BLACK SWAN AND THE MOVIE SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR BEST MAKE UP AND CUSTOME, THEY WERE ROBBED... I HOPE THEY WIN FOR BEST PICTURE!!!
Best Picture: The King's Speech
Best Actor: Colin Firth
Best Actress: Natalie Portman
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld
Best Picture: The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth
Best Actress: Natalie Portman
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo
It will be a shame if Colin Firth doesn't get an Oscar for his performance in The King's Speech. He was amazing. Natalie Portman was brilliant in The Black Swan, if I can see anyone upset her, it'll be Anette Bening. I'm hoping The King's Speech will surprise us with an upset coz The Social Network is a favorite right now.
Most of these movies are a waste of time. Rent the DVD of "Oscar does Lindsay Lohan" ..what plot..what a movie.
Out of curiosity, why is Toy Story 3 considered an adapted screenplay?
Are all sequels considered adapted?
Just did a little research on this. It seems that if the movie "story" was written prior to the actual screenplay then it is considered an adaption. This is my understanding from checking out the writing credits for film on IMDB. All of the "original screenplays" were writing as screenplays first. Although I noticed an exception was the "The King's Speech had writing credits for a story as well, despite being in the "original" section. So to tell you the truth I'm not sure what the difference is since both TS3 and King's Speech both had "story" writing credits. Perhaps it is because it's a sequel, but I wouldn't think that would disqualify it as "original". Confused.....
Inception all the WAY !
I'm a big Nolan fan and Momento is one of my all time favorite movies. Although I thought the concept and visual style of Inception were excellent, it was not an excellent film. I'm not saying it was a bad film, but it certainly did not live up to my expectations and I'm not even sure it belongs on the list for Best Picture. It was entertaining and mostly fun to watch, but is not a Best Picture nomination in my opinion. Best Screenplay and Cinematography nods are deserved.
I'm really happy Hailee Steinfeld was nominated. She's incredible in True Grit., but she's more of a Lead Actress than a Supporting Actress. Is it because she's a child? Probably.
I a true Movie Buff have seen every one of these movies they were all amzing and well deserved. As a true movie aficionado I must say Good Luck.
Also I agree with the comentator about the last airbender not being nominated.
I cried and cried at the end of Toy Story 3. One son is in college and another graudating highschool and man it hit hard.
Why weren't Johnny depp or Leonardo DiCaprio nominated for their amazing performances? Disappointed.
Good to see a "thinkers" movie like The Social Network get so much attention. Movies that depend on language and the characters are rare. This year had some good ones. Colin Firth will win probably, but Jesse Eisenberg definitely deserves the attention no matter how young or new he is.
"Waiting for Superman" didn't get a nod? Tis passing strange. I think we'll see Toy Story 3 get best animated to honor the series (1 and 2 were released prior to the creation of the category). However, I'm rooting for "How to Train Your Dragon." That film has me laughing and crying every time I see it.
So..... Where is wikileaks??
I'm most excited about the screenplay nominations. I think Sorkin has a lock on Best Adapted. My bet is The King's Speech for best original screenplay. I found all the screenplay nominations here http://www.simplyscripts.com/2011/01/25/oscar-nominated-screenplays/ except for True Grit and The Fighter. Anyone seen them online?
Why bother? They just used the same list as the Golden Globes. Jeesh!
Biggest oversight of the year: Chloë Grace Moretz for her roles as Hit Girl in "Kick-Ass" and Abby in "Let Me In." Amazing breakout performances.
There HAS to be a very good reason why "Waiting for Superman" wasn't nominated. -_________________-
How Ryan Gosling could be passed over by the likes of that forgetabble Jesse Eisenberg is absolutely beyond me, but then again, the oscars should wait to give out awards ten years after the films come out. Too many undeserving films get noms or wins, but do not stand up to the test of time.
'If I rise' from movie 127 hours is an awesome song.
Really...Cher's amazing song from Burlesque wasn't nominated? Wow...surprising. That song moved me to tears.
All I see is a sea of white faces. I don't see virtually any minorities – maybe barely one or two. Hollywood is "white-washed" and it's a tragedy. You would think that Hollywood would be better than this, what with getting Obama as President – but, nope, just a sea of white faces. No African Americans, Asians, etc. Shame on you, Hollywood, for just doing it for the buck and not representing minorities.
Toy Story 3 has aliens.
Guess they will have to get Rosie O'Donnell, Kathy Bates to play her role in Precious the remake. They are assured a nomination.
Totally think Mark Wahlburg and Mila Kunis were robbed.
MONIQUE LOOK FANTASTIC!!!!!!
I was expecting at least either makeup or costume nominations for Black Swan... How odd that it's not in either category!
Good Luck to all the nominees! So relieved that Johnny Depp is not up for best actor in TWO movies this time like he was at the Golden Globes.....wth. Good Luck to Jeremy Renner!
how was andrew garfield not nominated for best supporting actor – he was phenomenal in the social network. sad! i thought for sure the academy would have given him a nod...
I think that it is an absolute joke how many nominations the social network got...pathetic movie! Black Swan was pure genius!! Sheep just follow sheep, can't believe it cleaned up at the golden globes. Maybe there will be justice at the Oscars!
Beau – technically, the actors that make the nominations can nominate any role as either lead or supporting, and if a role would qualify for both categories, the category where it was nominated by the most people would be used. (This is different from the Emmys, where the nominee decides whether it is a leading or supporting role.)
ok Don, well then I don't understand why the actors (and it's not just actors who make up the academy) would consider it a supporting role. It is very obviously a lead role. At least if not more than J. Bridges' was a "lead role"
Jax: Although I couldn't agree more with you on Winter's Bone, I think you're being a little hard on True Grit. I haven't seen the original but have heard from people who have that they are quite different. Yes, it is a REMAKE, but it's not a shot for shot, line for line remake. The Coen bros. deserve some credit. With the last sentence in your post you, in a sense, make the argument that any film based on a book (which even the original film was) doesn't deserve any credit for anything. I disagree.
I meant, only if the film has already been made into a movie, it shouldn't be eligible for best picture. The original movie from 1969 was a retelling of the book visually and that's fine. Many of our greatest movies were books, plays, graphic novels first, But if it's already been a film, it should not be eligible for best picture because it's been done already in this art form. It's a creative cop-out. Especially from someone as creative as the Coen brothers. That makes it even more disapointing...
Well Jax, I respect your opinion and you have every right to it. I respectfully disagree saying that if the film is a remake or not it deserves the same chance at awards as all films do. If it's good, it's good, no matter how much of it is copied or not. Especially if the new film is better than the original, which seems to be the consensus in this case.
Did "Respect" by Aretha Franklin not deserve the two Grammys it won her because it was originally recorded by Otis Redding? I think not
I haven't seen many of these (but plan to) but we did see Winter's Bone and it was hard to believe that they were acting. Jennifer Lawrence was absolutely amazing. If you are sick of car chases, explosions, vampires, herky-jerky camera movement and the typical Hollywood unrealistic nonsense with beautiful, plastic people, this movie is for you. I now live in rural Alabama, and I swear some of those people are my neighbors :)
I agree - the film is very realistic with excellent performances, and many of the players have limited or no previous acting experience. It probably won't happen, but I'd love to see Jennifer Lawrence win. (PS - I also live in a rural area, but fortunately didn't recognize any of my neighbors in the film LOL)
If they're going to (AGAIN) double the number of Best Picture nominees, they should add a name to each of the four Best Acting Categories. Where's Mila Kunis? Or Ryan Gosling?
Surprising that neither Mark Whalberg or Mila Kunis didn't get nominated. The actors that were nominated deserved it, but there are others that were left out that were just as deserving. If the academy can expand the best picture category, why not the acting categories?
It's like we were reading each others' minds. We both wrote the same sort of message at the same time.
I have only seen 2 of the 10 movies listed for Best Picture. 3 of the movies only showed here for 1 week. The other 5 haven't been shown where I live because the local theater caters to the 18-23 year old males at the military post here. Unless a movie is a moronic comedy or has things blowing up every 3 minutes, very few good movies are offered here. I would love to see Black Swan, The King's Speech and Winter's Bone. But I can't always travel 2 hours to a theater that shows movies for people who think.
Lynn: I live in a small town and we too do not get a lot of the movies that are not the mainstream kind........we have Netflix for that very reason; movies end up coming out on DVD pretty quickly now; I feel your pain!
Good to see all the actors and actresses of color nominated this year. At least they dragged Mo'Nique out to help present the nominees. That was so transparent. Oh well, something of color was nominated, the Black Swan. The very best that movies have to offer. Really?
SO glad to see "Winter's Bone" get the recognition it deserves, especially the nods to both Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes for their amazing performances! If you haven't seen it, you should. It was the best movie of the year after Toy Story 3 and Inception.
And if one more person says True Grit isn't a remake, I may punch them in the face. IT'S A REMAKE! It shouldn't even be allowed to be considered for a best picture oscar because they aren't responsible for any of the creativity of the story, characters and plot that make up the qualities of a best picture.
That is an incredibly stupid comment. So, any movie based on a book or real life isn't worthy of being best picture, because the people making the movie didn't come up with the story or characters? They're going to have to go back and change a lot of their choices for best picture.
Also, True Grit is NOT a remake. The book was made into a movie in the '60s, and now it was made into a movie in 2010. This movie had nothing to do with the old movie.
Toy Story 3?
So you didn't like WInter's Bone, probably too real for you...
BUT, True Grit is a remake, pure and simple. Same story, characters and plot as the 1969 movies. Same beginning, same ending. The 1969 version was the retelling of the book. THIS ONE IS A REMAKE! Just deal whiner...
A gripe with the Academy:
How is Hailee Steinfeld's role a supporting one? I realize she is an "unknown", but I don't think anyone in the film had a bigger role or more screen time. Just doesn't make sense.
Black Swan sucked big time......
Linda D, Scoop and to all others it applies. While you may be right on some or most of the films, Winter's Bone is far from Hollywood crap, or trash. It is the best film on the list in my opinion, although it's so much of an indie that it probably won't win. Please don't just spew feces from your mouth without at least doing some research.
Firth, Portman and Bale will all win their categories, and the big upset of the night will be when Hailee Steinfeld beats Melissa Leo for Supporting Actress.
I hope Melissa Leo wins over Hailey. Melissa nailed that part! Hailey was good but I don't think her part needed as much "acting" as Melissa's. Also, Hailey should have been nominated for Best Actress, not Supporting Actress.
Best picture: Kings Speech
Best Actor: Colin Firth
Actress: Natalie Portman
Sup Actor: Christian Bale
Sup Actress: Melissa Leo
Seen them all I think these will be runaways.
Would have like to see The Town nominated for Best Picture. I'd have given it Winter Bone's spot – haven't seen the Fighter or 127 Days yet.
I'm shocked that Kunis was snubbed! Wasn't exactly rooting for Garfield though, so, he'll get over it.
Leaving Mila Kunis off was a bad mistake, but leaving Ryan Gosling off was even worse.
I like most of the nominees, but there are some glaring omissions. I think the worst snub of the year belongs to Andrew Garfield not being nominated for Supporting Actor. Also, Christopher Nolan should be nominated for Best Director, and Hailee Steinfeld is another glaring omission from the Supporting Actress category. Lots of people say that 2010 was a bad year for movies, but I think the overall mix is good this year. Black Swan, The Social Network, Inception, True Grit... I was hoping all of these films would be up for Best Picture. I have yet to see The King's Speech, but it's on my list of films to watch.
Nevermind about Hailee Stanfield... I somehow overlooked her name when I read the list the first time.
Gosling was robbed.
no nomination for ryan gosling in blue valentine is nuts.
Leaving Ryan Gosling out as best actor was the BIGGEST MISTAKE the Academy has made in years!!!! Major Fail!!!!!! Not only should he have been nominated, he should have given Colin Firth a run for his money. Major disappointment.
I think Gosling is still being punished for doing The Notebook. He's one of the great young actors of our time.
I hope Jesse Eisenbergand and Mark Ruffalo got to win te Academy Award :) I really love their work. I also love the movie Inception, even though I think they are not going to win any award...
Its really cool
Inception should be on the list for Editing.
Jennifer Lawrence will never win but her performance was riveting and so unbelievably raw and powerful for such a young actress. Wish I had a vote. The person who called Winter's Bone trash is puzzling and so far off base it's pretty much pathetic. The person could not have seen the film. It won't win either but glad it got nominated.
I agree. It was the best movie of the year after Toy Story 3 and Inception. Glad to see John Hawkes (Teardrop) was nominated for supporting actor. The acadamy got these nominations right!
No, I did see it. It's terrible. The only movie I hated more in 2010 was Jonah Hex, which I couldn't even make it through. And I have seen...17 movies from 2010, I think.
Winter's Bone is cliched garbage that looked like a first year film student absorbded every nuanced stereotype ( I am aware of the contradiction) he learned from his ACADEMY101 class and regurgitated them with a side of "it's poor white trash so it has to be good", mixed in a few recognizable actors (that do not perform to their previous 'Deadwood' calibers), added a whole lot of ambient sound, and tried to turn what would otherwise be an excellent PART of a movie into a feature length production. All in all, this was a very poor showing with the cinematography being the best part of the movie, but even cameramen and editors unfortunately do not get to pick the subject matter being heft upon their precious celluloid. Yes I saw the movie, and I reccomend you do too, if for no other reason than to see exactly how not to make cliched doo-doo.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo???
Hav seen all the movies nom in best pic barring winter's bone...shld see it now.m also happy with most of d nom except wahlberg, kunis,garfield nd ghosling gettin left out in the acting category??now i jst hope social network wins d bst pic!!nd how come hallie is nom in supporting categry when she played d main role??
The wonderful Colin Firth all the way absolutely for Best Actor. I really wish they would do away with a host – most are too long winded, so not funny and just boring. What is wrong with a voice simply announcing "And to present Best Actor (etc) Award please welcome ...." It would speed the Oscars along and maybe allow me to remain awake long enough to see which is the best movie!
Every year the Oscars get worse. I dont know who chooses these nominations but it sure isnt your average educated movie goer. As far as best picture Ive seen about half of em. More than half of the ones that ive seen were garbage. For the ones that I didnt see eve either never heard of them or you couldnt pay me to see them.
II couldn't agree more. I think there ought to be a real awards show. Peopel should just be able to nominate who they liked and what movie they liked. Not like the peopl'es choice awards where thye give you 3 or 4 to vote on and you don't like any of them . A real awards show.I wonder how that would work.
Hope we see d best among this nominees.
I am rooting for jesse eisenberg & collin firth all the way.
All those outraged by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films getting snubbed, it's because they were 2009 releases. Early 2009, in the case of the first movie. Just because Americans decided to pay attention to them and remake them in 2010 doesn't make them 2010 films.
Kin's Speech certainly a great film – but for Costue Design? From someone who lived during those times – the clothes in the film do not depict well how the royal family dressed at the time – evne a detail like flute champagne glasses – they didn't have flutes then – they had the saucer like ( round small bowl on a stem) champagne glasses – someone should have researched this much better.......
Congrats to all of the Nominees. However, I take exception to the fact that there absolutely NO African Americans nominated in just about every category at all this year. While I've seen all of these movies, and critics didn't like or care for the movie "For Colored Girls;" some of those women gave excellent performances and at least ONE of them should've been nominated even there was no chance of them winning! (i.e. Anika Nonee Rose, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise)
I'm white and don't agree with the academy's consistent dislike, disdain and faithfully leaving out minorities in which some who are very talented, gave raving performances. I'm especially disgusted that they've gone away from the greats hosting the festivities such as Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, etc. I won't be watching but do wish all the current Nominees luck in attaining their well-earned Oscar statuettes.
Just saw "For Colored Girls". It had some great performances. I dont know why it didn't get any Oscar nominations. Its a damn shame. Seems like there are certain years where the Academy throw Black movies a bone like "Precious" last year. But then they dare not show Black movies recognition 2 years in a row. This is why I dont get too caught up in all this awards stuff.
Very true mglaze68 as per my post below. Its a travesty the academy continues to harbor true racism at its best when it comes to minorities in the entertainment genre. Its very sad indeed.
Sorry, no dice on either of your arguments. Precious, in case you forgot, was gripping, painful, and a powerful experience, if a little uneven. It deserved every award it received or was nominated for. To toss a few nominations at For Colored Girls, a middling movie in every respect, would be throwing the proverbial bone, and that would be far more insulting than snubbing it for nominations it doesn't deserve.
"The King's Speech" will take the acting awards and "The Social Network" will take the writing and techie awards (editing, etc.). "HArry Potter" series will be shut out again. Long Shot: 127 Hours for Score! Awesome!
What happened to "waiting for superman" or was that last year?
An absolute crime that Barbara Hershey was snubbed.
Day & Night is the clear choice for Animated Short.
Just saw "For Colored Girls". It had some great performances. I dont know why it didn't get any Oscar nominations. Its a damn shame. Seems like there are certain years where the Academy throw Black movies a bone like "Precious" last year. But then they dare not show Black movies recognition 2 years in a row. Like I said before, its a damn shame!
I have watch three films or movies that are up for the Academy Awards, 'The King's Speech, The Social Network and True Grit'. By far, 'The King's Speech' was better than the other two, when it comes to story line, acting, director and music score. My second choice is, 'True Grit' for acting and music score, and the young lady in the film was excellent. As for, 'The Social Network'.., I wish I never bought a ticket, acting was less than expected and then to find out, the movie was fictional or not true. I learned a lot about stuttering and acting in 'The King's Speech', as I have two friends that stutter or stammer. They also are going to watch the film. Best to everyone, good selection of films this year and guality. Mike in Montana
The Social Network is soooo overrated. the hype has extended all the way to an oscar nomination.
I am for Inception . That was the best movie last year overall.
If Jeff Bridges wins for best actor, will it be the first time that the same part (Rooster Cogburn in True Grit) would have been won by two different perople (John Wayne & Bridges)?
Why do I not see the movie Skyline being nominated? It is clearly the best film in 2010. Great actors, plot, and visual effect. Not to mention the happy ending.
Winters Bone was 1 of the best movies i saw this year. Jennifer Lawrence John Hawkes very good performance.
Yay for Jeremy Renner!! He was fantastic in The Town.
I can see it for art direstion, cinematography, SFX...etc., but Inception for best picture, seriously?? It must be the filler in the list.
Hmmm, not one black actor in the bunch. Guess we need another Precious. Peace.
Are you kidding me! I guess the "THE TOWN" doesn't fit the Oscar profile. A powerful, compelling, well told and acted film must not have a place in the Oscars this season. Oscars fade into oblivion...you have lost your focus.
I haven't been to a movie for a very long time (jobless) but there are several on the "Best Picture" list I will see when I can – among them: The Kid's are All Right, True Grit and The King's Speech. My hubby will want to see Inception and The Fighter. Good Luck to all those nominated!
what!!! nothing for "for colored girls" thandie newton rocked in that movie and so did phylicia rashaad. and how did the town not make the best pic list. what a shame!!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE award show season!!
Awards Season, movies,
I don't get why Harry Potter didn't get more categories. What's up with that?!
I haven't seen any of the nominated films up for best film. Any recommendations?
I saw both True Grit & The King's Speech. Both were very awesome. Narrow it down to one of those for now and check one out.
The snide answer is all of them :) but were I to pick just a few - Winter's Bone, The King's Speech and The Social Network.
And what happened to Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version?!?! Major snub.
Black swan was amazing to watch and I hope it wins best picture, though I haven't seen The Kings Speech yet. I also loved the Fighter and Inception. True Grit was good, but I was a tad disappointed. I am very happy with the movies this past year, I hope the trend continues.
Where is "Conviction"????
Where is "Animal Kingdom"????
Some noms i concur with but some i dont... who the heck are some of these ppl... & they find it weird why alot of ppl dont tune in to the show????
Oh my Look @ Monique...Shes's not trying to be a Skinny B is she....LOL
I have actually seen 8 of the 10 films nominated for BEST PICTURE. If I was an Academy member, my vote would go to BLACK SWAN. It is a film that stays with you long after you have left the theater.
What about 'The Tourist'? It got Three Golden Globes. Was Gervais right?
The best film here is Toy Story 3.
I love the populist outrage that always accompanies the Oscar lists, and am proud that, for the most part, Oscar would rather recognize quality before box office gross. If you want undeserving "artists" to bask in your warm, accepting glow, then hold your horses and wait for the Grammys. I'm sure the Black Eyed Peas will add to their baffling haul again while you mindlessly jump up and down and squeal "I know that song from the radio!".
I can't believe "For Colored Girls" has not been nominated for any major award. That movie was one of the best I've seen in a long, long time. Kimberly Elise should be nominated for Best Actress. I left thinking she'd be a shoo-in for it – her performance was that good. I saw "Inception" and I thought it was good. Not BEST but good.
Does anybody really care about this stuff anymore? Who cares
Winter's Bone is garbage.
Just saw Winter's Bone, twice. Got it from Blockbuster. I had never heard of it. OMG, this is the most powerful movie I have seen in years. I felt I was there. Unbelievable performances from actors I've never heard of. A must, must see if you want a film that is pure emotion.
Not sure what the hype was about Black Swan.. it was confusing and strange and seemed foreign
Oh no, not “foreign”! Thank God Casablanca was set in Missouri otherwise I would never have understood it.
how in the hell do they consider Hailee Steinfeld a supporting actress? She was the lead character in True Grit and absolutely smashed any other female performance this year. By a long shot.
I wondered about this as well. Supporting actress? She ran the whole movie. I was amazed by her performance, particularly since she was an unknown.
My thoughts exactly!! She was the lead for the whole movie. Best actress.
Well this is the first year in a long time that I've actually seen all the movies nominated for best picture. I think it will be a close call on who might win it. I personally think in order the best pictures are: The King's Speech, The Kids are All Right, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, 127 Hours, True Grit, Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, and Winter's Bone. I'm sure my picks are quite different then most but this is the first time I could actually have a valid opinion on the movies nominated because I've actually seen them all. I'm looking forward to seeing who wins.
Can't believe Daft Punk didn't get best original score for Tron Legacy, its a masterpiece.
All, I'm sayin is that Christian Bale should win the Oscar for best supporting actor. He was amazing in the Fighter.
Not to mention all the weight he lost and that he has a natural English accent.
Ben Affleck should be nominated for Best Director & The Town nominated for Best Picture. My prediction is The King's Speech wins it all.
get a grip.
No, that's a valid point. The Town was great. Ben may be just an okay actor but he's a terrific director and looks like maybe he wasn't just riding buddy Damon's coat tails for Good Will Hunting as he also co-wrote the screenplay for The Town.
When is this airing?
Sunday, February 27th. Check your local listings for actual times.
Looks like it's gonna be a toss up between The Social Network and The King's Speech for Best Picture. James Franco is the host AND nominee. Is this the first time to happen in Oscars history?
Nope, co-host David Niven won Best Actor for "Separate Tables".
it just seems movies nowadays dont have the same qualitys of years pass.....shindlers list, private ryan, braveheart, gladiator....etc....i wish more movie were made that can even come close to these
Christopher Nolan snubbed for Best Director yet again... And David O. Russell gets in? Huh?
I find it amazing that two actresses from "The Fighter" were both nominated in the same category (Best Supporting Actress) and Mila Kunis was not given a nomination for Black Swan. Ridiculous.
My thoughts exactly...i was surprised to see that Mila Kunis was left out she was awesome in Black Swan.
I totally agree!!! I just assumed Mila Kunis would be nominated for her role in Black Swan. She's come a long way from That 70's Show.
Ahhh! Why have we excluded best original score from this list? If I could attain just a small portion of the talent that rests in the pinky finger of maestros like John Powell, John Williams, and Hans Zimmer, I would be perfectly content with my life. They deserve to be mentioned.
My apologies. Looks like you updated the list. Thank you!
I was really hoping that Daft Punk would be nominated for Original Score for TRON Legacy. Great tunes.
The main reason I checked the nominations was to see if they made the cut! Disappointing. Say what you want about the movie (I, for one, loved the original and enjoyed the second), but the music really held the movie together, and added needed depth to many scenes (much like Wendy Carlos did with the first). Bravo to Daft Punk! Boooo to the Academy!
I'm with you. The score for TRON: Legacy was amazing. I would also have liked to see a nomination for Visual Effects.
Has anyone notice that The Tourist wasn't nominated for anything? How embarrassing for them- especially with all the talk of payments for nominations for the Golden Globes. i didn't see it but heard it was awful.
What happened to Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter???? He was terrific.
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MISSING FOR BEST DIRECTION !!!!!!!
I'm glad that twit Andrew Garfield got snubbed.
For best movie it should go between The King's Speech (which isn't out yet where I live but looks great), The Social Network, and Toy Story 3. Inception was great but I don't think it'll win. Black Swan was ok but not more of a girl's Fight Club. I hope none of the others wins or there will be critics like last year with The Hurt Locker.
so you are basing your opinion for kings speech as best film on what you have heard from others. Seriously, wish people would stop repeating what they have heard about films, and have their own opinion based on their own views. This causes a lot of over exaggerated hype at times which places films beyond what they actually are.
You're dead on. Knowing the way things work in national politics, The King's Speech, The Social Network, and Black Swan will be the ones at the top. I want Toy Story 3 to have chance though. I LOVED that movie!
Inception didn't have a director?? Hailee Steinfeld, "True Grit" Supporting??
Hope we get to see some of the foreign language films in wider release.
Congrats and good luck to all nominees...
But it weird to see Chris Nolan dint got nomination for Inception...
i see the old hollywood club is back in action. annette bening and not julianne moore? toy story 3 for best movie? no mila kunis? once again, it's who you know or sleep with.....NOT what you do.
no it's not
Mark – Annette Bening's role had more "meat" to it than Julianne's did and she nailed it totally! She deserves to nomination.
Its a shame christopher nolan is not nominated as best director!!!! I hope inception wins all the nominations instead the others crapy movies!
I agree with many of these choices... I wish I could see more of... Mio
So happy Colin Firth is getting his second nomination, twice in a role. I hope he wins it!!! Yay
The King's Speech for all of it!
I do like the nominations. Wish there was room for Christopher Nolan for Best Director since Inception was the best movie of 2010 IMO.
Just came from the cinema and was very glad to see The King's Speech among the movies with most nominations. It's a remarkable story and I hope they manage to win many prizes.
Inception and Hereafter deserve more nominations and Oscars. The Academy choices have been horrible for a while. :(
wow True Grit is getting more attention as a remake than it did when John Wayne made the original.....wonder if two different actors ever won an Oscar playing the same character?
Marlon Brando and Robert Deniro they both won the oscar for playing Vito Corleone in the godfather 1 and 2
True Grit is not a remake of the movie. It's a re-telling of the book.
Bridges is very unlikely to win since he won just last year.
@Joe...Get over it, IT'S A REMAKE! Same story, characters and plot of a previously made film. The next person I hear say "it's a retelling" is gonna get slapped. As a writer it's an insult to give credit to someone for stealing a previously made film and remaking it, especially with the number of great scripts that are floating around out there. Hollywood just takes the easy road by REMAKING some films, as it gives them a built in audience of those that remember the original film and will go see it see if it stacks up or not. Remakes suck, and by definition should not be allowed to be nominated for best picture.
Yes. Marlon Brando for 'The Godfather' as Don Corleone in 1972 (Best Actor). Then Robert DeNiro for 'The Godfather, Part II in 1974 (Best Supporting Actor).
Just the industry trying to promote what is now available What happened to all of Last years movies. I will never watch a movie from this year promoted by them it is usually junk.. There were many good movies last year that those are what they should be looking at. not who is Kissing their butt. What about the movies that came out last summer and fall. Not good enough for the rich and famous
Fingers crossed for Toy Story 3. I believe that Toy Story 3 should at least win the best animated feature.
Toy Story 3 winning animated feature is a lock. Though I would like to offer Pixar some congrats on putting out consistently excellent works of art.
I wonder if people are aware that blockbuster movies are made for money not substance, that why no "big films" are nominated. The nominations are right on point.
What happeened to Noomi Rapace? How can she get overlooked? How can they just overlook the "The Girl series"? I don't understand? I hope Colin Firth and the King's Speech walks away with everything
True Grit is 1st movie I've ever walked out of. Just the worst movie I've seen with hype. Don't get this at all. The Town was much better. True Grit is a joke.
you gotta be a retard, you just gotta be.
I haven't seen True Grit, but I'd have liked to see The Town nominated for best picture over Toy Story 3. I liked TS3, but I don't think that animated pics should be nominated in the best movie category.
Laughable. The Coen Brothers are master filmmakers. Ben Affleck... um, not so much...
Although I will not see True Grit in the theatre. I NEVER PAY MONEY INTO THE POCKETS OF ANYONE WHO MAKES A REMAKE! I'm sure the movie is worth watching in general. However I do want to come to Ben Affleck's defense who is now two for two with "Gone baby gone" and now "The Town" both of which are very good movies. And although I like the coen brothers (when they're not making remakes, so sad) i would put Ben's first two movies up against the coen's first two movies...
Dumbest thing I've heard for a while.
CONGRATS to ALL of the nominees. I am quite surprised to "not" see Mark Wahlberg in the BEST ACTOR category....Oh Well...sigh...............
Narcissits patting other narcissists on the back and oohing and ahing over their overpriced clothes. The gap between the haves and have nots gets wider all the time. We still have almost 10% unemployment in this country, are still at war and economy is still in the tank but we use this fluff piece of massive egotism to bolster our sagging spirits? This country is going downhill faster than ever.
Wah! Wah! Wah! Noones's forcing you to read this article, see the movies or watch the Oscars. Stop whining! You're pathetic.
UM...OK. All of what you said is true (except I'd take issue with the "going downhill faster than ever bit"), but obviously people still care about celebrating art and entertainment. It's not as if millions of viewers are strapped down to their couches and forced to watch the ceremony every year. And really, they still held the awards during the Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam, etc. Are they self-aggrandizing? Yes. Do I care? No. I like going to see interesting and compelling films and enjoy getting a sense of what I may have missed out on throughout the year. The inconomy IS in the tank, and maybe, if nothing else, I want to know which DVD might be worth my $5.
Wow! An Oscar to you for being able to weave negative national politics into this pretty much meaningless fun we're having here.
And this year's Oscar for Best Internet Troll goes to...envelope please....THEMOI !!!!! Yay!!
Themoi, the film industry soared during the Great Depression for the reason that people wanted to be entertained and distracted, jazz and big band music flourished as well. When people find something else to do then the film industry will die out like gladiator fights and burning witches did. By the way, there are crappy books published: should we do away with publishing and reading?
Sad that justin timberlake was left out...he did a great job on The Social Network!
Please tell me you are kidding
You must be one of those boy band junkies. Justin Timberlake will never be a a good actor, comedies or dramas.
Not only is she not kidding, she's right. I agree that there should have been some supporting nominations for inception as well. Performances were forgotten.
Solid list! Congrats to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for their soundtrack nomination
Hahaha... If "The Social Network" doesn't win Best Picture, it will be because of Justin Timberlake's sub-par acting. He's the only part of that film that I didn't like. If anyone got left out it was Andrew Garfield. He FOR SURE should have been nominated for Supporting Actor.
I agree – Justin T did a good job in that movie... maybe not Oscar quality but quite good for being a little singing boy....
Black Swan was a bizarre movie! Natalie Portman did a great job in the film. Amazing movie. Congratulations to Natalie Portman for being nominated.
"The Kids Are All Right" – Total Trash
Why?...because it's a movie about gay people?
Dan.. seriously? Did you take a moment to ponder the judgement you're passing in reaction to one's own personal opinion? You're nothing more than a loose liberal moron; part of a core of flith that's dragging the US from its former station of greatness.
Can we have ONE discussion without throwing politics into it??? I'm so friggin sick of people making everything about someone's supposed political leanings. C'mon People! These are movies; ENTERTAINMENT, remember???
Actually, the academy awards are politics. Maybe not like running for dog catcher (not trying to be mean if your town has that), but it's pretty much the same thing. They run ads to remind the people who vote on the winners (I've seen these for Black Swan). And then they win AN ELECTION.
How did Mila Kunis not get nominated for Supporting Actress for her role in Black Swan? She was great. That being said, I am rooting for Hailee Steinfeld. She was fantastic in True Grit and more than held her own alongside the other seasoned actors she was cast with.
I absolutely agree with you. Instead they nominated two actresses from the same movie for Best Supporting Actress. This is exactly why people don"t watch the Academy Awards anymore. The people who make these nominations are a joke.
@Jay- did you see the fighter? Both women were AMAZING in the movie and I think it's horrible Mark Whalberg didn't get a nomination...he was fantastic in this movie and to have the rest of the cast get nominated and not him is a travesty... I hope Fighter wins Best Picture!
I agree as well. Hailee was really good in True Grit. Can't wait to go see Black Swan, but it will probably not be until it's out of the theaters.
I agree, Mila Kunis was way overlooked and should not have been.
I have to slightly disagree. I felt her role, although done well, was not too hard to pull off. I think it was Barbara Hershey, who played Nina's mother, who did a phenomenal job as supporting actress. Nonetheless, the movie was absolutely amazing, but I'm sure the only award it will receive will be Natalie Portman's well deserved Best Actress.
INCEPTION FOR OSCAR
The sad truth of the matter is that Inception qualifies as science fiction. The closest we've seen from the Academy with regard to awarding a science fiction film was the selection of Return of the King, arguably selected as a fantasy film. Inception getting the award (even the Best Original Screenplay) would require the jump of a huge hurdle for the genre, not to mention beating a set of films I regard as the Academy-class: Films that were not particularly popular at the box office but appeal to the Academy enough to get the nod.
So what did Avatar fall under?
true dat.. my mind was totally blown
i would love to see hans zimmer take home the oscar for the inception score.
Just give the whole 9 yards to 'The King's Speech' because everyone and everything about it was classic, moving, artfully inspired and memorable. Firth, Rush, Bonham Carter, Director and Best Picture – 5 oscars for this masterpiece!
Hear, hear... couldn't agree more!!
How was Inception not in either of the Supporting categories? What the hell is Winter's Bone? I've never even heard of it...
Totally agree ... Inception and Hereafter should have gotten more nominations.
it wasn in dependent fil set in the south about Meth users and makers and what happens an the consequences thereof. it was good but certainly not Oscar worthyI can't believe Winter's Bone got nominatesd and they left out The girl with the Dragon Tattoo GO figure
Winter's Bone is more raw and powerful than these Hollywood factory products can never be. If you can sit though two hours without special effects and manufactured emotions you just might see something amazing.
Hi Pat. I would highly recommend Winter's Bone. Picked it up last week after hearing some buzz, and I was blown away. Great story set in rural Missouri about a young girl who must find her bail-jumping dad or lose the family home. The acting is authentic and top-notch. No car chases, exposions or over-the-top effects. The magic is in the characters and the story, which is what good movie making is all about. "Winter's Bone" is a real gem of a movie. I will watch it again. I'm pulling for "Winter's Bone" at the oscars!
Winter's Bone is a very good movie; you ought to see it.
@Diane, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came out in 2009 and isn't eligible for the 2010 awards.
Winter's Bone is an incredible movie....one of those films that is just painful to watch because the acting is that good.
That's a shame. No one has heard of it since it didn't get a wide release. My son and sister read the book and told me all about it so I knew to look. I rented it from Blockbuster. It was good.
I read a review of Winters Bone and rented it on Netflix based on that. It was a really great movie...and Jennifer Lawrence was outstanding. Never even heard of her before this. Check it out...gritty look at part of the counrty and it's inhabitants that we don't usually see much about....well worth a watch.
The King's Speech and the actors in it deserve to zoom to the top! Incredible story well told.
Well said, what a wonderful movie. I had no intention of seeing it and it became my favorite movie of the year. Every actor was splendid.
John Hawkes! YES!
Totally deserved! He and Jennifer Lawrence were awesome in Winter's Bone. If you haven't seen it, go rent it! Right Now!
A bunch of crappy movies... Do people still watch this show?
The King's Speech is a great movie. Go back to your cartoons.
Upset that "Couple Retreat" or "The Last Airbender" are not nominated?
Not sure what movies you are watching but most of these were pretty damn good. Especially Black Swan andd The King's Speech.
No major production..
We haven't seen any of them and aren't particularly interested in the stories they represent
Why even read the article, let alone post a comment?
Sheesh. Then why even comment at all? What's the point?
Ned, get a life. Who cares that you don't care? What a waste of your time for writing the comment and mine for reading it.
Too bad you missed The King's Speech. AWESOME
The point: Hollywood puts out crap and I'm not interested in seeing any of these movies either. The academy doesn't even recognize the movies that are hits, the ones that sell lots of tickets because the people want to see them.
Linda D – Agreed, and once we get Vampires Suck its well deserved Oscar, maybe you can join me in my crusade to get McDonalds ats long overdue Michelin Star.
Linda: Six of the top ten grossing films of the year were nominated for Oscars, and two of those were nominated for Best Picture. Good to see you're paying attention.
Who cares what you didn't do? Why are you commenting? Geesh!
I've seen a number of these, and I liked all I have seen....."Black Swan", "Inception", "The Kids Are All Right", "The King’s Speech", "Winter’s Bone", "Rabbit Hole," "Blue Valentine", and probably a couple of others. I enjoyed them all, although not all equally.
It should be noted that while most are "Hollywood" films, some are not.
It also should be noted that some of them didn't sell a lot of tickets, compared to others. Some like "Winter's Bone" have only grossed a little over $6M, compared to others which have grossed tens of millions, or even over a hundred million. "Blue Valentine" has so far grossed only a bit over $3M.
O c'mon now Ned...you seem like a True Grit kinda guy.
Thanks for letting everyone know Ned. Quite the insight and we all will sleep better knowing you have little interest. They are remaking Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, maybe you are interested in that?
omg! why are you even commenting then, Geez! get a life! omg
I don't care about all the comments here telling you they don't care about your not caring.
LindaD- You mean the ones with the overpaid actors that were over rated? Just because a movie has a big name doesn't mean its any good. Have some taste.
I'm with Ned. The point of posting here is to tell you's, the sheep nation, that these movies are not the type of movies that we have seen over the course of this year. There are exceptions, such as Harry Potter, How to train your dragon, and Toy Story 3. Now, not before you go on to lable me as "You have kids and only watch kid movies". This happens to not be the case. I have seen wonderful movies this year. And to name a few: Diary of a wimpy kid, Repo Men, Resident Evil 4 Afterlife.
Who's "we" Ned???? Your invisible friends?
Linda D. - By your logic, the best restaurant in the world would be McDonald's.
@ Scoop – hahahaha could not have said it better.
I agree with ned. I've not seen most of these movies. Looks like the same movies nominated over and over and over again... wth did no other movies come out last year???
I'm for Colin Firth! With all my heart:))
Go Colin !
but Jesse Eisenberg was really good too. Colin will win most likely but I'm glad Eisenberg has gotten the attention he deserves, even at his age.
Me too!! I am positive he's going to win. All the actors nominated were great but Colin Firth was PHENOMENAL!
I'm for The Fighter all the way. I know some members of the REAL Micky Ward's family personally so perhaps I'm biased.
Me too! But I have not seen a lot of the others. Just have not got out as much. And, local theater was sold to AMC, who promptly raised the prices – a lot!
I certainly agree with most of the nominations. Congrats to the nominees!
I think the fighter should win in best movie, best supporting actor and actress! Awesome movie. I don't like Bale usually but he did an amazing job.
Most of them, yes; however, anything that has anything to do with True Grit has my two thumbs down! This movie, and this role, were created specifically for JOHN WAYNE. I give this movie a big BOO!! HISS!! How dare they think they should or COULD remake this movie!!
Whichever, im from boston and im GLAD the town didnt come anywhere near an academy award
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