And the nominations for Best Picture are…
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
You can see a full ballot list for printing at Oscar.com.
The Good? Completely predictable (and so I’ve done pretty well covering everything with my Oscar blitz).
The Bad? Completely predictable (Come on, Academy, throw us a bone, everyone likes a few surprises).
The Ugly? This continues to be the existence of an Animated Feature category and the rules for submission in the Foreign Film category.
So, it looks like if I want to cover the rest of the categories that matter to me (acting, directing, cinematography, editing, writing, art direction, and costumes), I need to see Animal Kingdom (which is already in my Netflix queue with The Social Network and Winter’s Bone), Another Year, Biutiful, Blue Valentine, I Am Love, Rabbit Hole, and The Tempest. I think I’m still going to save Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows until both parts are out.
Except Another Year, none of those new additions are particularly appealing. I’d love to hear from anyone who can convince me otherwise.
Addendum: I have to laugh that Salt actually received a nomination (Sound Mixing)!