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Oscar Nominations

I love this part of the year! Time for the Oscars! Here are the nominations which were announced a few minutes ago:

Leading actor:
Damian Bachir for “A Better Life”
George Clooney for “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin for “The Artist”
Brad Pitt for “Moneyball”
Gary Oldman for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Supporting actor:
Kenneth Branagh for “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill for “Moneyball”
Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”
Nick Nolte for “Warrior”
Max von Sydow for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Leading actress:
Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams for “My Week with Marilyn”
Rooney Mara for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Viola Davis for “The Help”
Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs”

Supporting actress:
Berenice Bejo for “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain for “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy for “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer for “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer for “The Help”

Animated film:
“A Cat in Paris” – Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
“Chico & Rita” – Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
“Kung Fu Panda 2” – Jennifer Yuh Nelson
“Puss in Boots” – Chris Miller
“Rango” – Gore Verbinski

Camera work:
“The Artist” – Guillaume Schiffman
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – Jeff Cronenweth
“Hugo” – Robert Richardson
“The Tree of Life” – Emmanuel Lubezki
“War Horse” – Janusz Kaminski

Music:
“The Adventures of Tintin” – John Williams
“The Artist” – Ludovic Bource
“Hugo” – Howard Shore
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” – Alberto Iglesias
“War Horse” – John Williams

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

Foreign film:
“Bullhead” – Belgium
“Footnote” – Israel
“In Darkness” – Poland
“Monsieur Lazhar” – Canada
“A Separation” – Iran

Script:
“The Artist”, Michel Hazanavicius
“Bridesmaids”, Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
“Margin Call”, J.C. Chandor
“Midnight in Paris”, Woody Allen
“A Separation”, Asghar Farhadi

Best film:
“War Horse”
“The Artist”
“Moneyball”
“The Descendants”
“The Tree of Life”
“The Help”
“Hugo”
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Personally I loved Midnight in Paris (this might have something to do with my Woody obsession), The Help and Tree of Life this year. Can’t wait to see Hugo and The Artist though. Some of my friends made comments that the films this year are a bit weak but I disagree. I mean… after the joke competition between Avatar and The Hurt Locker two years ago…. seriously?! I think we saw some good cinema last year. Although I am kind of disappointed that Midnight in Paris is not in the Best film competition I hope Woody will grab the Best Director award. We’ll see. Back to marketing evaluation systems now. Big exam tomorrow.

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