Sunday, April 14, 2024

Oscar Nominations: Carol Snubbed! Aaron Sorkin Snubbed! Noms: Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max, Martian, Revenant, Room, Spotlight

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No nominations for Ridley Scott, no Best Pic or Best Director for “Carol” or “Straight Outta Compton” or “Danish Girl.” Nothing for Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay for “Steve Jobs.” Big shocks.

All 20 of the acting nominees are white. Knowing this was going to happen, wisely the Oscars chose Chris Rock to host the show. He’ll have something to say on the situation.

The many nominations for “Mad Max” show a shift in the Academy. As AFTRA members are merged into SAG, things are changing. The Academy is also getting younger, or at least the older people have a younger attitude.

I still think “Spotlight” is the Best Picture if they can mount a campaign against “The Revenant.” “Spotlight” is the Big Idea movie, with an important theme. That’s what a Best Picture should be.

Lady Gaga and Diane Warren were nominated for “Til It Happens to You” Best Song. It’s Warren’s EIGHTH nomination. They will win.

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Directing
The Big Short
Mad Max
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Film Editing
Big Short
Mad Max
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Foreign Language Film
Embrace Of The Serpent
Mustang
Son Of Saul
A War

Original Score
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars

Production Design
Bridge Of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max
The Martian
The Revenant

Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max
The Revenant
Star Wars
The Martian

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
Martian
Room

Original Screenplay
Bridge Of Spies
Alex Garland
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
Boy And The World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Cinematography
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Mad: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Costume Design
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Documentary Feature
Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone
Ukraine

Documentary Short Subject
Body Team 12
A Girl In The River
Last Day Of Freedom

Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max
100 Year Old Man
The Revenant

Original Song
50 Shades Of Gray
Racing Extinction
Youth
The Hunting Ground
Spectre

Animated Short Film
World Of Tomorrow

Live Action Short Film
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be OK
Shock
Sutter

Sound Editing
Mad Max
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing
Bridge Of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Oscar nominations are coming in just as we’re learning of the death of Alan Rickman at age 69…a shock and tragedy…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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