Mr. Cellophane

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Oh ess see ay are.

- Only saw two of the year's eight Best Picture nominees. Would've been four if I hadn't ran out of money.

- Carter Burwell's first Academy Award nomination (for Carol)...and it's about motherfucking time! (Seriously, where were his nominations for Fargo and In Bruges? Lost in the mail?)

- Trumbo was just about snubbed completely (so much for the 'Hollywood loves movies about itself' theory), but Bryan Cranston scored a Best Actor nod. Good enough for me.

- Fifty Shades of Grey earning a nomination for Best Song? Now, history's gonna remember that piece of shit as an Academy Award-nominated movie? Smooth move, dumbtards.

- When Marnie Was There received a Best Animated Feature nomination. I implore everyone reading this, or, at the very least, anyone who's ever felt like they didn't belong, to see this movie. (Any of the other nominees would be worthy - by simple dint of the fact that none of them are fucking Minions - but a win for this movie would be a great personal victory.)

- Getting back to Original Score, the Academy must be getting loose with the rules, as one of the nominees is a sequel score, rich with thematic material from the previous films and another uses (unused) material from the composer's previous works. Probably comes down to percentages (i.e. that same bullshit that considers the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies animated features and, as such, possible nominees for the Animated Feature category). Fuckin' Hollyweird, man...

- In addition to Mr. Cranston, first nominations all around for Tom Hardy, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander.

- Nothing for Mr. Holmes, Concussion, Black Mass, Legend, Suffragette or Truth.

- Much like last year (and the year before), Roger Deakins is nominated for cinematography and - much like last year (and the year before) - Emmanuel Lubezki is the odds-on favorite to win. After three consecutive awards, he's likely due a vacation, especially if you've heard about the shooting conditions on The Revenant.

- That's new: all the nominees for Visual Effects were nominated in other categories; usually, it's a nomination in that category for some summer blockbuster.

- Seriously, when's the last time a Costume Design nomination went to a movie set in the present day?

- Whoa, whoa, whoa? Ex Machina, with its ridiculous downer ending, got an Original Screenplay nomination?! Okay, now I have to make it in films.



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