Home Movies Oscar Snubs: Wahlberg, Affleck, Nolan, Gosling, “Superman”

It’s a great morning for most of Hollywood.

But for some who did excellent work, Champagne may be replaced by Xanax.

Snubbed in the Best Directors category: Ben Affleck for “The Town” and Christopher Nolan for “Inception.” At least the latter film got a Best Picture nod and the former a Supporting Actor nod for Jeremy Renner.

Ryan Gosling — who’s been nominated everywhere else–was knocked out of Best Actor by Javier Bardem. They are each terrific actors. It’s a heartbreaking miss for Gosling since Bardem has an Oscar. Gosling will be back again.

Also, Mark Wahlberg, who really made “The Fighter” come together and come alive–his performance is what holds that movie together. Wahlberg has also turned out to be one of Hollywood’s most interesting players as a producer and an actor. He’ll be thanked a lot on Oscar night.

Davis Guggenheim’s “Waiting for Superman” missed out entirely. It’s also won a lot of awards. It’s also the best marketed doc in years, maybe ever. What a shame. The state of the public school system needs the attention.

And Julianne Moore — her work in “The Kids Are All Right” is four star. She’s one of our best actresses. But this year was unusually crowded in Best Actress, and Annette Bening has been waiting even longer for her statue. Julianne will be back, also. Her Oscar is right around the corner.

4 replies to this post
  1. I predicted that True Grit would be the sleeper movie, and it was. As for Bardem — Julia Roberts campaigned hard for him. That’s why he’s there and Ryan isn’t.

  2. Mark Wahlberg has truly become a Hollywood power player. Who would of thought ” Marky Mark” , the awful rapper would become respected and well-regarded ?

    My heart goes out to Julianne Moore, but she should be grateful , honored , and thrilled that she is still in demand , after having a long and diverse acting career. Moore will always be the ” real deal” in my book.

    The Christopher Nolan’s omission is beyond ridiculous ! Nolan outshone all the talented directors of 2010- and most screenwriters of 2010.

  3. No surprises here really- I thought The Social Network was severely overrated and got most of its attention due to the subject matter rather than the movie as a whole. I’m a big David Fincher fan and he’s never let me down. Good movie but it didn’t make my Top Ten. I thought Howl was by far the best movie of the year with its combination of animation, acting (James Franco as Allen Ginsberg), and cinematography. You can check out my list on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-10-movie-picks-of-2010.html

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