Drive, Young Adult… Twilight? Who Got Snubbed By The Oscar Nominations?
The Academy Award nominations were announced this week, leaving some people very very happy- and the rest of Hollywood not so much. Critics are noting several major omissions from the pool of nominees:
- Perhaps the most attention is going to the critically-acclaimed film Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, which did not garner a single nom. Though some thought the film was all style and no substance, many were still surprised to see Albert Brooks (most well known as a comedian) not get nominated for his career-changing performance as a ruthless mob boss. Gosling, director Nicolas Winding Refn, and score composer Cliff Martinez were also favorites.
- Following his work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher became the only Director’s Guild of America award nominee not to be recognized by the Academy. Rooney Mara, who played icy hacker Lisbeth Salander, and composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who won Oscars for scoring Fincher’s The Social Network) were also passed over.
- Andy Serkis couldn’t spin a Best Supporting nod for his motion-capture performance as Ceasar (an ape) in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. 20th Century Fox had launched a vocal campaign to nominate Serkis despite the fact that he never physically appeared onscreen.
- Jason Reitman‘s indie dark comedy Young Adult was also totally locked out. Charlize Theron seemed particularly snubbed for her non-judgmental turn as a shallow, husband-stealing, aging prom queen— though lead actress was a crowded category this year, with perhaps the only “wild card” spot going to Rooney Mara. Fortunately, Theron’s costar (and some say fellow snubee) Patton Oswald gave a hilarious description on Twitter of a supposed drinking binge among all the snubbed actors (and one director) of this year:
Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, @AlbertBrooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am.
See you later tonight. Might be out of booze — Serkis has Pogues on the jukebox & Fassbender just showed up in a pirate hat.
Oh shit — we’re DEFINITELY going to run out of booze. Charlize & Tilda just pulled up in a stolen police car.
Dude, GET DOWN HERE. Gosling is doing keg stands and Olsen & Dunst LITERALLY just emerged from a shower of rose petals.
Nolte & Plummer just drove past, mooning us. Serkis & Tilda are singing “Is There Life on Mars?”
Oops — Von Trier just pulled up in a pass van dressed as Goering. “Let’s go to Legoland!” With a boozy hurrah, we’re out!
Oh. My. God. Just pulled up to Legoland. DiCaprio’s rented the park for the day. Dibs on the Duplo Gardens! #andscene
Oh yeah- some people actually thought Twilight, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson were robbed. A surprising number of them are men. (But I think #19 is a joke.)
What do you think? Who were the biggest Oscar snubs of the year?