Oscar Noms: A Pain in the Neck

Literally.

There’s a reason I didn’t do my nom post as soon as they came out. I was up. I dutifully took notes on who got what. I wrote an email or two, and prepared to do my entry. Then: SRRKKKAAAK! Or whatever sound you think one’s neck makes when it does that awful, painful thing that prevents you from moving it. For nearly two days. I’m better now, and I’m here finally to comment on the noms. Aren’t you glad? Of course you are.

Now, I see a heck of a lot of movies in a year, but for some reason this year I’ve missed many of the nominees, so I’m going to refrain from commenting much more until I have the pertinent data. I will say this: missing Final Fantasy in the new Animated Feature category is a high crime, and to the Academy on this count I say: fuck you very much. Any other bitterness I may have is expected, but that was a blindside, and inexcusable.

I have seen all the Best Film noms but one, and so I’ll say this: I wish it could be Moulin Rouge, but know it won’t be. I hope it will be Lord of the Rings, and think it might be. I bet it will be A Beautiful Mind, and wish it weren’t.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some films to watch.

3 Responses to Oscar Noms: A Pain in the Neck

  1. jr says:

    You didn’t see that Animation bullshit coming? Man, I saw it all the way from Japan. In a year when even the US (with Japan’s help) put out a great animated film (Final Fantasy), and Japan’s Studio Ghibli finally reclaimed its rightful place at the top of the all time box office with Miyazaki Hiyao’s Spirited Away, how could Oscar get it right? No fucking way they could. After all, only seven films (7) actually even had a shot at noms – and Spirited Away wasn’t even one of them! Not to mention Waking Life, which while I didn’t support, got mucho attention and many critics adored.

    Oscar sucks. Always has sucked, always will suck. Fortunately, they do get something right every now and again – after all, they did nominate Ben Kingsley for his performance in Sexy Beast, far and away the best performance of the year in any category, and probably the best performance given since Anthony Hopkins in Titus.

    As for catching up on the “Oscar Films” – whoof. You’ve got a sterner stomach then I. Good on yah.

  2. Rachie says:

    You’re right of course. A Beautiful Mind will win and Howard will get the nod for Best Director. Because Oscar sucks just that much.

    I’d be overjoyed to see LOTR and Jackson win, for obvious reasons, but I’d be almost as happy to see Moulin Rouge win for it’s sheer overwhelming beauty and brilliance. Which is, of course, why it won’t.

  3. Rachie says:

    You’re right of course. A Beautiful Mind will win and Howard will get the nod for Best Director. Because Oscar sucks just that much.

    I’d be overjoyed to see LOTR and Jackson win, for obvious reasons, but I’d be almost as happy to see Moulin Rouge win for it’s sheer overwhelming beauty and brilliance. Which is, of course, why it won’t.