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No John Hawkes for ‘The Sessions’? ‘Beasts’ Director Over Ben Affleck? Some Thoughts On The Nominations

Academy-ErrorsThe one category that is a total joke this year is Best Director. No Kathyrn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty? No Ben Affleck for Argo? What about Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained? Instead of nominating any one of these three most deserving directors, Beasts of the Southern Wild Director Benh Zeitlin gets a nod? And it was nominated for Best Picture?

Come on. Did they watch the movie? The best thing about the movie is Quvenzhané Wallis (who got a nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role), Dwight Henry and the soundtrack. The movie is just OK and doesn’t even belong in the same sentences as Django, ZDT or Argo. Absolutely ridiculous.

No Affleck or Bigelow… wow.

In the acting categories, the only one true snub has to be John Hawkes for The Sessions. But, who do you take out? Here are the nominations:

Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Denzel Washington in Flight

Daniel Day-Lewis, who I think will win, has to stay. Hugh Jackman is my second choice and Joaquin Phoenix has also got to be on there. Cooper and Washington were both great in their roles but if I had to pick one, I’d take off Washington and slide in Hawkes. Flight had a damn good first hour but then crashed and burned in its second half. And that final scene with the kid? I know that’s not Denzel’s fault, it’s Director Robert Zemeckis’, but still, someone has to go in our little make-believe list.

Robert De Niro is the weak link for me the Best Supporting Actor category. He was fine but I barely remember him in Silver Linings Playbook. I loved Alan Arkin in Argo and he may in fact win for the ‘sentimental’ vote but I think it all comes down to Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) with Waltz winning.

As good as Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts, I actually kind of hate it when a kid gets nominated. Jessica Chastain, for me, is the best of the bunch.

For Best Supporting Actress, let’s just give it to Anne Hathaway now. The only other actress I see being in her way is Sally Field; Lincoln got 12 nominations so the Academy clearly loves the film.

It’ll be a fun month and a half, that’s for sure. And, yes, I’m still pissed over Best Director.

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