Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 Years a Slave leads Goldern Globe Nominations with 7, What do these Nominees say about Oscar....Nothing

Nothing, may be a strong word, but at the heart is the truest sentiment.  12 Years a Slave received the most nominations of any drama, with 7 the film was an easy nomination favorite heading into the awards, and with SAG nominations this film is the favorite at the moment.

Never underestimate Gravity!  Gravity scored four nominations, and is film that could upset Slave.  Of the other Best Motion Picture-Drama nominees Captain Phillips received four nominations, Philomena 3, and Rush had 2.

American Hustle had a better day today than yesterday the film received 7 nominations as well in the Comedy/Musical category.  The hard part about the Comedy or Musical category is the defining these films as "comedies."  Films like This is the End, The World's End, and even funny performances from Melissa McCarthy in The Heat have lost out to more blended films.  Based on what I have heard, Her is by no means a comedy, like Eternal Sunshine was not a comedy, sure there funny moments but that does a comedy make.Nebraska is close behind Hustle with five nominations, Her and Inside Llewyn Davis, had 3 nominations each, and The Wolf of Wall Street each scored two.

The big snubs of the day/an interesting note is that three of the five Best Ensemble nominees failed to get Best Picture nominations today: Lee Daniel's The Butler, August: Osage County, and Dallas Buyer's Club.  The Butler was completely snubbed in every category, a major shock, but the other two films each attained two acting nominations.  Another film which got the shaft, except for one nomination was Saving Mr. Banks.  Banks is a film the Academy will love, expect this to do what John Lee Hancock's last film The Blind Side did!

Like stated above no one is hurt by this, it's all about the Academy reception.  Will Wolf be too dark? Is Her too off beat?  Does Slave really have the support to win?  All valid questions, but realize no one who votes here votes at the Oscars.  Winners "matter" because of the speech factor, and rubber stamp effect, but the Oscars are a whole different ball game these days.

Best Motion Picture - Drama
"12 Years A Slave"
"Captain Phillips"

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

"American Hustle"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Chiwetel Ejifor - "12 Years A Slave"
Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Tom Hanks - "Captain Phillips"
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"
Robert Redford - "All is Lost"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
Judi Dench - "Philomena"
Emma Thompson - "Saving Mr. Banks"
Kate Winslet - "Labor Day"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Amy Adams - "American Hustle"
Julie Delpy - "Before Midnight"
Greta Gerwig - "Francis Ha"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Enough Said"
Meryl Streep - "August: Osage County"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Christian Bale - "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern - "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Oscar Isaac - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Joaquin Phoenix - "Her"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years A Slave"
Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
June Squibb - "Nebraska"

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
Daniel Bruhl - "Rush"
Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender - "12 Years A Slave"
Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Director - Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"
Paul Greengrass - "Captain Phillips"
Steve McQueen - "12 Years A Slave"
Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
David O. Russell - "American Hustle"

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"

Best Animated Feature Film

"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"

Best Foreign Language Film

"Blue is the Warmest Color"
"The Great Beauty"
"The Hunt"
"The Past"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

"All is Lost"
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
"The Book Thief"
"12 Years A Slave"

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

Atlas - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Let It go - "Frozen"
Ordinary Love - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Please Mr. Kennedy - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Sweeter than Fiction - "One Chance"


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