Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 57 - Oscar Nominations for J&J Alumni

Day 57.

Oscar nominations were announced this morning and I'm glad to report that multiple Julie & Julia alums made the cut.

I assume Meryl got nominated for something this year. She always does.

Actress in a Supporting Role - Amy Adams in "The Fighter"

I saw this movie last month and wrote a post about it here. She was pretty good, but I think her co-star Melissa Leo (the Golden Globe winner in the same category) may run away with it. I'm just thankful that this wonderful actress got to play a juicy role that wasn't Julie Powell.


Actor in a Supporting Role - Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"

Yeah, I realize that our hometown hero Mark Ruffalo wasn't technically in Julie & Julia, but he goddamn well should have been. Plus, for the amount of times he's been mentioned on this blog, I feel like he deserves some recognition from this board.


Music (Original Score) - Alexandre Desplat for "The King's Speech"

This guy did the score for Julie & Julia too. So it's his goddamn infectious melodies that get stuck in my head every day after watching this movie. I'll give him some credit though--he also composed the musical score for Fantastic Mr. Fox, which was awesome (In my opinion, the second best score of last year, the first being Michael Giacchino's score for Up. Ain't nothing gonna beat "Married Life." That track is fucking dope.)


Costume Design - Sandy Powell in "The Tempest" 

Again, I don't think Sandy Powell had anything to do with Julie & Julia, but her last name is Powell. Also, The Tempest was directed by Julie Taymor. Julie + Powell = Julie Powell. Not rocket science, here, people. 


Best Picture - Toy Story 3

Thank God no one involved in the utterly mediocre Julie & Julia had anything to do with this perfect gem of a movie. The people at PIXAR are goddamn geniuses. No other film this year had me cracking up one minute and bawling out my eyes the next. It probably won't win because of the animation ghetto, but dammit if it wasn't the most heart-wrenching, gut-busting, purely enjoyable movie of 2010. 

Nothing - Not Mark Ruffalo in "Everything"

Fuck this guy. Seriously.

What a smug little shit.

For a full list of Oscar noms, click here.

Also, what the fuck? Meryl Streep wasn't nominated for anything? What has this world come to? I'm pretty sure Oscar tradition dictates that Meryl Streep has to be the star of every goddamn ceremony, which will be pretty hard if she isn't nominated for anything. Like, c'mon, Oscar people! She is the GREATEST LIVING ACTRESS. How dare you snub her? Let's see--what was she in this year? Oh... errr... just a three-episode stint on a web series called "Web Therapy." Yeah, you can totally nominate her for that. OSCAR SNUB!!!

But seriously, how was Meryl only in one thing last year? Somebody probably deserves to be fired. After all, what kind of agent can't find work for Meryl fucking Streep?


Julie & Julia
Quote of the Day: "Is it going to be like this every night?"

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