JunkerSeed Posted February 14, 2002 Share Posted February 14, 2002 Well, Oscar nominations are in, figure I'd post the ones I figure are worth mentioning and give my thoughts. Best Picture A Beautiful Mind Gosford Park In the Bedroom Lord of the Rings Moulin Rouge Best Director Robert Altman for Gosford Park Ron Howard for Beautiful mind Peter Jackson for LotR David Lynch for Mulholland Drive Ridley Scott for Black Hawk Down Best Actor Rusell Crowe for Beautiful mind Sean Penn for I am Sam Will Smith for Ali Denzel Washington for Training Day Tom Wilkinson for In the Bedroom Best Actress Halle Berry for Monster's Ball Judi Dench for Iris Nicole Kidman for Moulin Rouge Sissy Spacek for In the Bedroom Renee Zellweger for Bridget Jones's Diary Best Adapted Screenplay Beautiful mind Ghost World In the Bedroom LotR Shrek best Original Screenplay Amelie Gosford Park Memento Monstar's Ball Royal Tenebaums This is just about the same thing that happens every year, very good movies get the most nominations, but the absolute best ones are barely mentioned. I'd say that Memento, Mulholland Drive, Monster's Ball and the Royal Tenebaums got robbed. Heh, funny, the Best Original Screenplay catagory is closer to what my best pic picks would be. Billy Bob Thorton got raped with no vasoline this year. He gave two badass performances (The Man who Wasn't there, and Monster's Ball) and doesn't even get a nomination? Sacrilege! The two indie flicks they decided to give props to are Gosford Park (cause Altman, the guy who did the MASH movie, Nashville, other good stuff, is a god), and In the Bedroom, which they just couldn't ignore. Monster's Ball just came out, so I doubt enough of those acadamy screwheads have seen it yet, but Berry will pick up best Actress for sure. They have absolutely no excuse for not nominating Royal Tenebaums for more stuff. I say they probably give it the Screenplay one, out of an extreme sense of guilt, just like Almost Famous last year. Oh, and they have a new best animated film catagory this year, and they already fucked that up, nominees are Shrek, Monsters Inc. and jimmy neutron Boy genius. These people didn't see shit that wasn't advertised all over the place, I swear. A great Animated movie called "Waking Life" came out a little while back, cool, new style of animation, and an overall great movie, certainly better than Jimmy friggin Neutron. Eh well. I don't think many of you have seen a lot of these, lord knows I've had to hunt some of them down in this Godforsaken city. But now Palace is playing Amelie, and In the Bedroom, and Town and Country is playing monster's ball, and royal tenebaums I think. So now you all have a chance to check em out.Well, that's enough bitching out of me, you can all wake up now and post what you think. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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