Around Oscar time, the debate often rages not only on who will win the prestigious Academy Awards, but who AMPAS omitted from the respective shortlists in the high-profile categories. And while 2011 was not a vintage year for the art form, I was not the only one who was left scratching my head at those films, actors and directors who failed to make the cut. But rather than be a philippic on the politics of the voting system, I’d rather celebrate the work of those who left their mark on cinema over the past 12 months. And while it’s common to hear people bemoan who didn’t get nominated, you seldom hear a proposal for who should have missed out in their stead. So, not only will I state who I think should be up for statuettes on Sunday night, but also who shouldn’t have been. Bear in mind that over the process of this post, spoilers are inevitable: (more…)
Nathan is back to help us talk about the 2012 Academy Awards Nominations. We go through the noms in the Best Picture category and make our predictions about who will take home the Oscar on February 26th.
The Nominees: The Artist; The Descendants; Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; The Help; Hugo; Midnight in Paris; Moneyball; The Tree of Life; War Horse.