Skip to main content

This Year's Oscars: Good, Quiet, Predictable ... Joaquin?

I have always adored the Oscars, because I love celebrities and I love good movies.

I'm also vapid.


Love me, hate me.
So, as goes without even introducing anymore, here comes your Useless Critic utterly useless thoughts on the nominations, which were announced today.

I don't think any of the Best Picture nominations were surprises. And I'm pretty glad they've kept the category so large. It allows more room for interesting picks (read: abandon hope NOW.)

"Nebraska" has been getting a TON of buzz, arguably the most "dark horse" of all candidates. And let's face it: This race is going to come down to "American Hustle" vs. "Gravity."



Seriously: Where have I been?

I was a bit disappointed about several things though, none of them being Jennifer Lawrence's cleavage. 



Ahem. Where was I?

1.) "Before Midnight" only getting ONE nomination.


There is so much to love about this movie. It's amazing in a way few films can ever succeed. Julie Delpy plays her part with such deftness. And Ethan Hawke, as much as he tries to plays the misanthrope, is equally amazing. These two feel like a couple who has been in love for quite a long time- and have the moments where they hate each other, but ultimately love wins.

ONE NOMINATION. Oh, well. Damn you, Oscars!!!

2.) Lana del Rey Being Shunned From "Best Music (Original Song)" Category.




She nailed it. Really. Why was this ignored?!?! I don't get it. What the actual fuck.

Also, why didn't "Her" get more nominations? ScarJo and Joaquin Phoenix deserved some, at least. Although we all know Joaquin doesn't care.


It's nice that "Dallas Buyers Club" is getting a lot of attention, though. It's nice Jared Leto is moving on from "My So-Called Life." Gee, I can't recall him doing anything else all these years.


These things aside, I think the Oscar list for this year is pretty legit, if not good and somewhat predictable. Are you going to watch this year? Do you have any picks? Any problems? Let me know; I can probably do something about it. I'm a very important person.






Comments

Popular posts from this blog

"Chang-E" - Emmy the Great (new album out 10/9)

Emmy the Great drops her new album tomorrow on Bella Union - the fastest album she says she's ever created.  "April /月音" was completed after a trip to to her birth city Hong Kong in 2017. In early 2018, Emmy the Great made "April /月音" in a two-week period in Brooklyn - which was delayed for release until now because of her maternity leave. After recording this album, Emmy moved (for good) back to Hong Kong.  Since her original trip to Hong Kong, things have become quite tumultuous there. Said Emmy. "I’ll never know why the city called me back, but I know what it gave me. In return, I want to give it this album. That Mid-Autumn, nobody could have predicted what was to come, neither the atomization that began with the anti-Extradition Law protests in June 2019, nor the struggle for democracy that continues now, through the Covid-19 pandemic. To witness your birth city in its greatest moment of need is a powerful, humbling event, and I know I watched Hong Kong

Give JR a Break

Recently, I've been reading some sites that have criticized James Roday, the lead actor on the USA show PSYCH for an apparent weight gain. But you know what? Who gives a flying fizzle stick if James Roday is slightly larger than he was 4 years ago. Apparently, it wasn't enough to scare away his current girlfriend/ co-star Maggie Lawson. (Who is one hell of a Catch!) And NO they are not engaged. That seems to be nothing more than a rumor, but there is a very high chance of it happening in the near future. Anyway, as long as PSYCH continues to entertain I don't mind about James Roday's waist. He, and Dule Hill, and Corbin Bernson too, can eat all the fried broccoli they want. The last episode of PSYCH wasn't so smashing, but I don't blame it on dietary issues. QATFYG: Are you keeping up with Psych? And who is hotter, James Roday or Maggie Lawson? (Trick Question but idk why) PS: If you have heard any more news on Roday and Lawson becoming Roday-Lawso

movies you should see: hiroshima mon amour

Hiroshima, Mon Amour this movie has been on my mind a lot lately, due to the recent events in Japan. when I saw it about a year ago, it easily made an impression on me. easily. it was just so beautiful, in every way thinkable. it follows the story of a French actress and her Japanese architect lover, having a conversation together as they lie in bed. the majority of the film is told in flashbacks of their lives in WWII (the film was made in 1959, so there's a ten year gap there). he was directly affected by the dropping of the atom bomb in Hiroshima; she was ostracized due to her involvement with a German soldier. the reason I was propelled to see it was the song "Burning Hearts" by My Favorite- "I was an architect, she was an actress, I drew the Eiffel Tower upon her dress." (really good song too, by the way! RIP My Favorite). luckily, you can find the movie online. here's a portion of it: I HOPE YOU LIKE READING FILMS it's given credit (so I am