The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced today, and, as always, who was snubbed out of their possible statue is far more important than who is in the running. (Her, Gravity, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyer’s Club…)
So, discussion topics? Robert Redford in All is Lost got nothing. The Butler got nothing. Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips got nothing. Saving Mr. Banks only got a song nomination. Blue is the Warmet Color? Hello? Not even a Best Foreign Film nod? What is this country’s small group of Academy Award voters coming to when the guy who created Blue’s prosthetic vaginas gets beat out by the makeup people from Jackass??
Full list of nominees below.
It’s time for the Golden Globe nominations, and with some of the more satellite awards pulling for early frontrunners (Gotham, Film Critics from New York, LA and Boston, etc.,) we’re starting to see some movie trends confirmed. Everyone loved 12 Years a Slave! Unsurprisingly! And Breaking Bad and Girls and Nebraska and American Hustle and Spike Jonze and Martin Scorcese movies that aren’t even out yet!
But there are some surprises…Brooklyn Nine-Nine, anyone? Rush? The Butler gets no love? Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha? That movie was great and all, but Lena Dunham is already representing the affected Brooklyn 20-something constituents with her Girls nominations, are you telling us that the portrayal of overly self-involved young women trying to “make it” in New York is going to start being a thing? Is already a thing?
See the full list of nominees below.
Fall Arts Preview 2013
Science fiction flicks about NASA pioneers lost in outer space are a dime a dozen. But cool special effects, applause-milking technical bravura and advance film-festival raves make Gravity more highly anticipated than usual. For the most part, it lives up to the hoopla. It’s a thrill ride in an amusement park for kids and eggheads alike.
DIRECTOR: Nicole Holofcener
STARRING Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
One of the few actors from Seinfeld to maintain a successful career in television—The New Adventures of Old Christine ran for five seasons and Veep is a smash—Julia Louis-Dreyfus is now making a serious jump into movie stardom. Read More