The Oscar nominations were just announced and I must say... they didn't fuck it up. As a matter of fact this is probably the best list of nominations I've seen in a long time. I won't go into huge detail of who and what got nominated, for that you can click here, but I will breakdown some of the things I liked, and obviously disliked, about this years list.
- Tom Hardy getting a Best Supporting Actor nomination
- Ridley Scott not getting a Best Director nomination
- The Best Actor category is perfect
- Sly Stallone receiving a Best Supporting Actor nomination
- 'Straight Outta Compton' receiving a Best Original Screenplay nomination
- 'Mad Max: Fury Road' getting as many nominations as it did
- 'Ex Machina' was not one of the Best Picture nominees
- Not enough 'Sicario' nominations
- No Aaron Sorkin for Best Screenwriter
- No 'Star Wars' for Best Picture (for ratings)
- Lady Gaga getting a Best Song nomination
So there you have it 6 to 5 in favour of the LIKED category. Not bad. Stay tuned to this blog for my official predictions that'll come closer to the event. I still hope to go see many of the nominated pictures and performances. Until then, you should treat yourself by going to your local theatre to check out one of the nominated films. I promise you won't be disappointed. Unless you're going to see CAROL. That was pretty terrible.
- It was clear Ricky Gervais regretted taking the job at the 3 minute mark
- Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's routine was quite painful to watch
- Lady Gaga winning was a joke right?
- I've never heard of 'Mozart in the Jungle' and I probably won't ever watch it
- I've heard of 'Mr. Robot' and will do my best to try and find it on a streaming service ASAP
- 'Wolf Hall' beating 'Fargo' for Best Limited Series was a joke right?
- Sly Stallone was worthy of winning the Best Supporting Actor award
- Denzel Washington was even more painful to watch than Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
- Ridley Scott's speech was terrible, except the part when he mentioned his late brother
- Mel Gibson zinging Ricky Gervais was actually funny
- Ricky Gervais coming back and trying to top him wasn't
- Where was Tom Hardy in the Best Supporting Actor category? Here's hoping the Oscars get it right!
- Even though I usually bitch and complain about the show I will be watching it again next year for sure
- The Revenant was a great movie and was deserving of the Best Director and Best Picture Drama awards
Well there you have it! This Thursday the Oscar nominations come out. Let's hope they don't fuck it up as badly as Ricky Gervais, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Denzel Washington did the Globes this year.
For a full list of this years losers just click here.
What can I say, when you're on you're on. Last night for instance I was on with my picks. I was a whopping 20 / 24 missing on Best Original Screenplay, Best Animated Feature, and a few of the short categories. I will especially plug one of my picks, which was Whiplash for Best Editing. If you had listened to the She-Babble podcast I was on last week then you'll know what I'm talking about. I went on about the fantastic editing Whiplash had, and that the editing was one element (of many) I took out of Whiplash loving. So there you have it. Hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did. Only complaint I really have about the Oscars last night was its length. But then again, I'm not getting any younger. Stay creative!
I was recently invited to join Jessica Kutok on her podcast She-Babble where we chatted all about the Oscars. If you have 60 minutes, and would like to be somewhat enlightened about my thoughts on the upcoming Oscars then have a listen below. Enjoy!
The show was like it is every year. A few fantastic musical numbers, more than a few average musical numbers, and too many fashion statements.
I thought Beyoncé did a great opener. My worry with starting on such a high note was that the show can only go downhill from there. And for the most part it did. Pink did what she did last year, and I again found myself wondering 'how the hell does she do it?' Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr disappointed - my theory is that CBS wanted to save their best stuff for the special they're showing on the Beatles in the coming weeks. Macklemore's thing with the weddings didn't do it for me. Sure a lot of people cried during this performance, I didn't buy it. But my favourite number from last nights Grammys was the show Daft Punk put on with Stevie Wonder. I just wish I could say the same for the ridiculous outfits they wore!
I don't know what it is about the Grammys and fashion, but it tends to bring out the weirdest of weird. Nothing personal because I'm sure if these artists wanted to they could easily get dolled up and blinged out. But they don't. I'm not sure why, maybe it has to do with 'connecting' with today's youth and promoting the fact that you should always be yourself. I dunno, I'm old-fashioned I guess, because you'd never catch me showing up to an awards show in robot helmets and jump suits. I save mine for weddings.