The Year Observed
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.
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at the movies
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.
AI romance: Guess it’s not just for nerds anymore? The trailer for Her, a new film from Spike Jonze, has just been released. It’s the story of a mustachioed Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with a semi-sentient software program named Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. (She’s Siri, basically.) And yet there’s Amy Adams right there in front of him, in the IRL flesh with an ill-advised hairdo.
What a phubber.