The HFPA wanted Black nominees. They even paid Snoop Dogg to announce their nominees. But they snubbed Jennifer Hudson’s extraordinary performance as Aretha Franklin in “Respect.” Instead they nominated Marion Cotillard for the dreadful “Annette.” Cotillard dies halfway through the movie. Hudson’s whole soul is in “Respect.” Shameful.
They nominated Maggie Gyllenhaal for Best Director for “The Lost Daughter,” but didn’t nominate the movie, its cast, or screenplay. Huh?
Lady Gaga was nominated for Best Actress in “House of Gucci.” But nothing else for the movie.
“West Side Story” yielded no nods for the male actors, just two for the females, plus Best Picture and Director.
Only Denzel Washington for “Macbeth.” Not the movie, direction, or any other actors. And certainly not the playwright.
And nothing for “Nightmare Alley.”
There’s always a movie no one knows anything about. This year it’s “Swan Song.” They nominated Mahershala Ali. No one’s seen it. Ali has two Oscars. So he’s just a brand name to them at this point.
Except for the score, nothing for “The French Dispatch.”
Real nominations coming at 12 Noon LIVE for the Critics Choice Awards.
MOTION PICTURE NOMINEES
Best Actress Comedy/Musical
Best Actor Musical/Comedy
Best Supporting Actor
Kodi Smit McPhee
Alexandre Desplat – The French Dispatch
Johnny Greenwood – Power of the Dog
Alberto-Iglesias — Parallel Mothers
Hans Zimmer- Dune
Best Picture Musical or Comedy
Dont Look Uo
Tick Tick Boom
West Side Story
Actress in Supporting Role
Film in a Foreign Language
Compartment No. 6
Drive My Car
Hand of God
Power of the Dog
Don’t Look Up
Being the Ricardos
Motion Picture Drama
Power of the Dog