Oscars Eve Open Thread

Tomorrow is the biggest night in Hollywood. It’s the time of year the stars all get together and pretend they have class.

Here are the nominees:

Best Picture
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
“Midnight in Paris”
“The Help”
“War Horse”
“The Tree of Life”

Best Actor

Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Best Actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

Best Director
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
JC Chandor, “Margin Call”
Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, “Bridesmaids”

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxton, Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
John Logan, “Hugo”
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, “The Ides of March”
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughn, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Best Animated Feature
“A Cat In Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Puss in Boots”

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Bullhead (Belgium)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)

Original Score
“The Adventures of Tintin,” John Williams
“The Artist,” Ludovic Bource
“Hugo,” Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse,” John Williams

Best Original Song
“Man or Muppet,” The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio,” Rio; Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Best Achievement in Art Direction
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”

Best Achievement in Cinematography
“The Artist”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”

Best Achievement in Costume Design
“The Artist”
“Jane Eyre”

Best Documentary Feature
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”

Best Documentary Short Subject
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement?”
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”

Best Achievement in Film Editing
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Achievement in Makeup
“Albert Nobbs”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“The Iron Lady”

Best Animated Short Film
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Best Live Action Short Film
“The Shore”
“Time Freak”
“Tuba Atlantic”

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“War Horse”

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“War Horse”

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
“Real Steel”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

Will you be watching?

This is an open thread.

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22 Responses to Oscars Eve Open Thread

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I’ve only seen one of the movies nominated for best picture. Only one other even sounds interesting.

  2. DandyTiger says:

    Oh crap, I haven’t seen any of the best picture nominations.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Don’t feel bad DT, I haven’t seen any movie in any category this year

      I’ll still watch all the glitz and glamour of the pre-game Red Carpet all day show….and Billy Crystal. I love watching rich people squirm. Something we’re sorely missing in politics, heh.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      don;t feel lonesome george!!!! 😆

  3. I’ve watched “Moneyball,” “The Help” and “Midnight in Paris.” Enjoyed all three. I plan to watch “The Tree of Life” tonight. I rent them through amazon instant video. (“The Tree of Life” was a daily deal for only 99 cents.)

  4. myiq2xu says:

    I want to see Moneyball, Deathly Hallows and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

  5. Lola-at-Large says:

    Wow, I can’t believe TGwtDT made so many categories, EXCEPT best film. It was the best film I saw last year. Fan-fucking-tabulous.

  6. Three Wickets says:

    The Artist just won the Independent Spirits, which should mean it won’t win the Oscars. I’ve only seen a couple of these films, but they’re so predictable these days. Probably Moneyball should win best film.

  7. mothy67 says:

    Wow! I am really impressed with the number of Hispanics on the list. Hollywood sure puts its money where its mouth is.

  8. mothy67 says:

    The last film I saw in the theater was Hop. nearly a year ago. I only go to the movies with a kid and it runs about 30 to 50 dollars every time. I obsess over her 529 account and so I’d rather put 25 in there and go to redbox or miniature golfing

  9. Lola-at-Large says:

    OT: OWS action in my hometown of Louisville. Expect this to be big news in the coming days as there was police violence. What the Occupiers will leave out, and which you can see for yourself in the video linked below is that a woman tried to grab a cop’s gun and a man grabbed another cop around the arms from the back and picked him up off the ground. That’s what started the police hostility (which was not excessive in my opinion). They’ve no right at all to bitch about this. Plus, they did this in the “hippest” section of town, because they’re mostly white and hate to leave their comfort zone. Louisville has a wet end filled with black people victimized by banks and Wall Street (via the economy), and yet they did not chose that for the setting of their “protest.” Nope, they stayed close to home. Cowards. Privileged cowards.


  10. westcoaster says:

    OT: I watched the first half of the Clinton biography on American Experience. Two hours of rewritten history, feigned ignorance and rehashing of what the media wanted us to think in the 90’s. I wouldn’t have brought it up, but Lanny Davis complained about it, and made a mild but somewhat satisfying criticism of PBS for broadcasting it.


    • leslie says:

      thank you so much for this link. I had similar thoughts while watching the program. And to have heard Lucianne Goldberg mention “Hllary Clinton’s hair” nearly blew me away.
      as PMM would say, “Cheese and rice”!!

  11. Pips says:

    Didn’t know till now that Swede Max Von Sydow is nominated. Haven’t watched the movie, but I really want him to have it as an acknowledgement of his many fine but minor roles.

    Actually goes for quite a few actors without whom certain movies wouldn’t be the same, but who rarely, if ever, receive the acknowledgement they deserve.

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