Monday, January 24, 2011

Seven Wishes for Oscar Nomination Morning

For the most part, the people and films that will be nominated tomorrow morning will be fairly predictable. With that said, there's always a chance for a surprise nominee here and there and that's where this post comes in. After the nominations, it's pretty much all over. So this is everyone's last chance to hope and dream for certain nominations no matter how unlikely they'll happen. Here are some of mine:

1. For the love of pete, nominate Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams!

The fact that these two are hovering in #4-#7 spots in their respective categories and not leading them is one of the most frustrating thing this awards season. There's a 50-50 chance they'll be snubbed or nominated. Let's hope it's the latter. They more than deserve it.

2. In fact give Blue Valentine lots and lots of love.

Picture, Director, Screenplay, Editing, ALL THE AWARDS. ALL THE AWARDS.

3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World to be nominated for at least one award.

It most likely will not get Best Picture, Editing, or Adapted Screenplay. If it does, I might pass out from the shock. But is it really too much to ask for a token nomination in Visual Effects or Sound?

4. How about some surprise nominations in those Supporting categories?

Take your picks: Olivia Williams in The Ghost Writer, Marion Cotillard and Tom Hardy in Inception, Kieran Culkin in Scott Pilgrim. I mean, seriously, go crazy here... like "nominate Cher for Burlesque" crazy. It'd show those Razzies who's boss! DO IT!

5. Academy Award nominee Emma Stone!

Okay, won't happen, but I just really have this random need for the entire cast of Zombieland to be nominated for an Academy Award. Abigail Breslin and Woody Harrelson already have theirs and Jesse Eisenberg will get his tomorrow morning. So why not Emma Stone?

6. As much as I want some shocks, let's not go crazy snubbing worthy people.

Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, The King's Speech, Social Network, Black Swan, Christian Bale, Hailee Steinfeld, Melissa Leo... we're all probably sick of hearing these names and titles already, but you can't deny they all deserve an Oscar nomination for their great work this year. Academy, don't be a douche.

7. Try to keep your love for Alice in Wonderland in check.

I know it made a bazillion dollars and it's probably locked for a bunch of tech nominations, but if you deem it worthy for those bigger awards like Picture or Actor, I may disown you forever.


  1. Much agreement here. YES to Scott Pilgrim, Kieran Culkin, and Emma Stone. YES to not snubbing worthy people. YES to "not much Wonderland love." Oh, and I'd just like to reiterate how much I want Black Swan to be nominated for lots of awards, particularly Natalie Portman and Darren Aronofsky.

  2. Oh, and YES to Cher, too! (and to a "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" song nom)


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