Thursday, 14 January 2016

The 2016 Oscar Nominations


It's quite difficult to care about this announcement when mourning the loss of Alan Rickman, but the 2016 Oscar nominations have been unveiled, and here's the full list (and some comments):

Best Picture
Brooklyn

I honestly though Star Wars and Carol would have got a nomination, but The Revenant is going to win anyway.

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Matt Damon - The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Sweet, Michael Fassbender got his second nomination. Too bad for his this is DiCaprio's year. I feel like Michael B. Jordan is missing here.

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett - Carol
Brie Larson - Room
Jennifer Lawrence - Joy
Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

Wait... where the hell is Rooney Mara? Also, I love J-Law but seriously? Can't they do the Oscars without her? 

Best Directing
Adam McKay - The Big Short
George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu - The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson - Room
Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

Error 404 - Todd Haynes and Quentin Tarantino not found. 

Best Foreign Language Picture
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Theeb (Jordan)
A War (Denmark)

Best Original Score
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

What is Sicario doing here?

Best Original Screenplay
Straight Outta Compton

I'm surprised to see "Straight Outta Compton" and "Inside Out" here as I am to not see "The Hateful Eight".

Best Adapted Screenplay
Brooklyn

Best Production Design
The Revenant

Can't believe a space film got nominated. It's so unusual.

Best Visual Effects
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I'm trying to picture the faces of those at Marvel: all that money and not even a nomination.

Best Film Editing

The Big Short? Seriously? 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara - Carol
Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

And there she is, Rooney Mara. Weird because when I saw 'Carol', a week ago, I had the impression she was leading along with Cate Blanchett. Never mind. 

Alicia Vikander got nominated for "The Danish Girl" and not for "Ex Machina"? What kind of witchcraft is that?

And Jane Fonda is missing.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale - The Big Short
Tom Hardy - The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone - Creed

If Stallone wins over Hardy and Rylance the world's gonna end. By the way, where is Idris Elba? 

Best Animated Feature

Best Animated Short
Beat Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Best Live-Action Short
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok
Stutterer

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Best Sound Mixing

Best Sound Editing
Sicario

Best Costume Design
Cinderella
The Revenant

Where is Crimson Peak? If there was anything great about the film was the costumes.

Best Documentary Feature
Amy
Cartel and
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary Short Subject
Body Team 1
Chau, beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

Best Cinematography
Sicario

This is going to be a tough one!

Best Original Song
Earned It (The Weeknd) - Fifty Shades of Grey
Manta Ray (J. Ralph & Antony) - Racing Extinction
Simple Song #3 (Sumi Jo) - Youth
Til It Happens to You (Lady Gaga) - The Hunting Ground
Writing's on the Wall (Sam Smith) - Spectre

If Spectre's shit song wins, I might as well kill myself. "Earned It" is a good song but "Love Me Like You Do" is better and should have been here.

Bottom line: "The Revenant" basically got all the nominations and Tarantino was completely snobbed. So what do you think about the noms? Let me know in the comments below!

8 comments :

  1. Hahahaaa- get ready for the world to end because I think Stallone is going to win. Where is Ridley Scott? I sense a snub here. I have to listen to all the songs. I can't believe I missed the recent Bond flick. Shouldn't Star Wars be in Best Pic? I still wish they would just bring best Pic back down to 5 again. I also have a heavy heart regarding Alan Rickman's passing.

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    1. Ridley Scott and Quentin Tarantino were completely snubbed here. And yes, they should bring best picture back down to 5. Or to be fair they should bring the other noms at 8 as well.

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  2. I get the feeling that a lot of people think it will be DiCaprio's year... hm... maybe... But DiCaprio and winning an Oscar is like Sean Bean not dying (well, it happens once in a blue moon, hope you get my point, though). Anyhow, it'll be good to finally win it, after many good roles.

    Star Wars eventual place in best picture could be a bit controversial topic. In my opinion deserves more than the overrated Mad Max.

    I don't know why 'Sicario' is nominated for best score. Maybe 'The Hateful Eight' will win, very good soundtrack. I also liked Star Wars' soundtrack, don't know why so much people don't find it good enough. Fully agree with you about Spectre's song.

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    1. DiCaprio winning an Oscar is quite odd, but he fully deserves it this year, in "The Revenant" he delivered one of the best performances I've ever seen.

      I haven't seen "Fury Road" but lot of people are saying is overrated and not good at all. Star Wars was great though, and deserved the nomination.

      As for the score, "Sicario" is nominated but I bet Ennio Morricone & "The Hateful Eight" are going to win. Carol and Star Wars' scores are also spectacular, yet Morricone is the best one this year.

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  3. I'm very tired of Iñarritu and his films. 'Birdman' is one of the worst films I've ever seen. I haven't seen 'The revenant' yet and it doesn't seem to be bad, but I prefer this director doesn't win and Oscar. It's strange, but in the last years he and Jennifer Lawrence are always nominated and it doesn't seem to me that they are for so much...
    'Mad max' best picture? Are they sure? Anything else better? Please, return to only 5 candidates to best picture.
    I agree with you, the Spectre's song shouldn't win the prize, it's so typical and similar than other Bond's films...

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    1. I disagree on Iñarritu, primarily because I'm a huge fan of his work and then because he did an impressive job in "The Revenant" and he deserves the Award. I haven't seen "Joy" yet but I feel like Jennifer Lawrence didn't deserve the nomination. I still can't believe she won the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy over Amy Schumer. "Mad Max", I haven't seen it yet, but I don't think it deserved to be there, especially when "Star Wars" has been left out.

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  4. i'm just going to say, if you haven't watch Spotlight, please do. That movie actually makes it harder for The Revenant to win. I haven't watch Creed, but if a Spin-off of Rocky gave Stallone a nomination, something might be good about that movie... And yeah if you have a sick script, good cinematography, really good Sound and video Editing, great actors, a good director, just like Mad Max well you kinda deserved to be nominated to best picture.

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    1. I've heard nothing but great things about "Spotlight" and I'll watch it soon. I still think "The Revenant" is going to win though. As for Stallone, I haven't seen "Creed" or any of the Rocky films, but he usually isn't that great, and it's quite annoying that he got nominated and Idris Elba didn't. "Fury Road", I'm watching it on Sunday, and if it's anything like the other films of the saga I'm quite sure I'm not going to like it. And that seems to be a popular opinion.

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