I don’t think we have a thread for the Oscars now that the nominations are out. If there is one, I apologize.
I sat in my car in the parking lot at work to listen to the live announcement of the nominees. The list is here.
Yay for Sally Hawkins! I thought a nomination was too much to hope for but I was wrong. (A nomination for Andrew Dice Clay was too much to hope for).
Surprising snubs: Emma Thompson and Robert Redford. I’m more disappointed for Redford. But Best Actor was a really tough category this year.
Surprising inclusions: Jonah Hill and Meryl Streep. I know you never bet against Meryl, but I was really expecting Thompson to take this slot.
Speaking of Thompson:
Saving Mr. Banks got exactly the same number of nominations as Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. Guess the Academy wasn’t impressed by the Mouse’s whitewashing of history. And usually they love movies about movies; but not this time.