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Oscar Surprises and Snubs

I was all set to create my "Surprises and Snubs" post for the Oscars when I found out that SFGate had already beat me to it with a list that pretty clearly aligns with my thoughts. You can find it here.

I would add a few things:

  1. Shailene Woodley should have received a nomination for best supporting actress because of her excellent work in The Descendants. She stole every scene in the film. Including those that she shared with George Clooney.
  2. Though I haven't seen either film, I am surprised that Tilda Swinton didn't get a nod for her work in We Need to Talk About Kevin and that the film Young Adult received zero nominations as the buzz around that movie suggests to me that it was worthy of some acclaim.
Your thoughts?

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  1. Of the few Golden Globe/Oscar buzz-worthy films, I actually saw Young Adult. I think that the academy made the right choice in leavin it off the ballots. Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody and Charlize Theron have all been nominated for oscars(and some of them won) and while Young Adult is certainly worth seeing, its just short of a great film for this year. Especially when you have Oscar bait like " Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and "Warhorse".

  2. Jonah Hill for best supporting in Moneyball is a surprise. Movie was good, not great, and Hill was just there in the movie, he didn't carry anything.