Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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Who gets the Roger this year?

The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning -- click here for the full list.

Last year, I blogged about "a new interactive feature -- who did work that merited a nomination at the very least but got completely shut out." So, who gets a Roger this year???

The hardworking staff here at danieldrezner.com has perused the list and.... well, we're having an admittedly tough time dredging anything up. The most glaring omission was Maria Bello as Best Supporting Actress for A History of Violence -- but then again, I wasn't that huge a fan of the movie. Sin City didn't get nominated for anything -- I would have thougt it merited a technical nomination or two, and if you ask me Elijah Wood was far scarier in that flick than William Hurt was in A History of Violence. I would have liked to have seen The Aristocrats nominated for Best Documentary, but I can't get too worked up about that -- especially with Murderball getting a nod.

So, I'll leave it to the readers -- who merits a Roger?

UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly's Popwatch blog has generated a list of its own -- including Joan Allen for The Upside of Anger. Having just seen that movie last night on DVD -- and being a big Joan Allen fan -- I'd argue that she'd have had a better chance if the movie had something resembling a coherent theme or plot.

posted by Dan on 01.31.06 at 09:19 AM


Clifton Collins, Jr., who played Perry Smith, the murderer/confidante of Capote, should have recieved a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

posted by: John H. on 01.31.06 at 09:19 AM [permalink]

I firmly believe that Sin City, dispite sucking, should have been nominated for A technical oscar...

Every single frame is a visual effect, and unlike say, Sky Captain, it actually looked right.

posted by: Nicholas Weaver on 01.31.06 at 09:19 AM [permalink]

I recall hearing that Sin City was barred from any awards since Robert Rodriguez shared director's credits with Frank Miller, who authored the original graphic novels but is not a member of the directors' guild. Rodriguez knew about the rule but gave credit to Miller anyway, I guess as a rude gesture to the Hollywood hoity-toities.

posted by: kwo on 01.31.06 at 09:19 AM [permalink]

An incredible nomination trifecta for George Clooney:

1.) Best Director for Good Night and Good Luck

2.) Best Supporting Actor for Syriana

3.) Best Original Screenplay for Good Night and Good Luck

posted by: Randy Paul on 01.31.06 at 09:19 AM [permalink]

Grizzly Man, one of the best reviewed movies of the year, seems to have been shut out of the documentary category. This was a very good movie. Perhaps it lost out because it didn't fit the Greenpeace view of the world that nature is full of cute, cuddly animals.

posted by: William H on 01.31.06 at 09:19 AM [permalink]

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