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Nominations live stream and reactions thread

Posted by · 5:09 am · January 25th, 2011

Alright folks, AMPAS president Tom Sherak and actress Mo’Nique will be announcing the major category nominations in, oh, 20 minutes or so.  The full list will be available at Oscar.com immediately after (though sometimes during) that announcement.

I’ll leave this space for your instant reactions and will post up my own extended thoughts shortly thereafter.  Anne and I will be doing a four-way Oscar Talk with Peter Knegt and Guy Lodge later this morning, and Guy will circle back later in the afternoon with his extended thoughts on the announcement.  But, for now, here’s your playground.  Check out a live stream of the announcement (which begins at 5:30am PT, 8:30 am PT) after the jump.  More to come shortly.




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  • 1 1-25-2011 at 6:33 am

    Michael W. said...

    melvel@

    Well, I didn’t exactly say The King’s Speech overperformed. It got one more than I had expected. And True Grit got two more.

    What I meant by “and then some” was the sound nom for TKS. I sure didn’t see that one coming.

  • 2 1-25-2011 at 6:35 am

    w11 said...

    THE GOOD
    Darren Aronofsky, Javier Bardem and John Hawkes being nominated.
    127 Hours making the ten.
    That crap Cher song missing out on Best Original Song.
    Exit Through the Gift Shop gets the nomination.

    THE BAD
    Snubbing Garfield, Gosling and Manville .

    THE UGLY
    Christopher Nolan snubbed for Inception’s direction. It wasn’t my favorite film of the year, but he deserved a directing nomination.

  • 3 1-25-2011 at 6:41 am

    Leo said...

    Surprised & delighted that The Town failed to get a nom for BP. I was afraid it would edge out 127 Hours.

    Dogtooth for BFF: AWESOME! This was unexpected. Thought it being short-listed was as far as it would go.

    Exit through the gift shop for doc- Awesome!

    Relieved that Kidman got in, I was very worried for her. She deserves it.

    Sad Manville, Swinton, Wiest were all snubbed.

    Also, does this mean TKS is now the favorite over TSN? Really? C’mon!

  • 4 1-25-2011 at 6:41 am

    PaulH said...

    Burlesque, I say again, deserved THREE nominations. Two for song (Cher and Aguilera) as well as costume design.

  • 5 1-25-2011 at 6:42 am

    JP said...

    One interesting thing: True Grit has 10 nominations and, right now, is not the frontrunner in any of those… Losing everything, it would become the 2nd biggest looser ever (along with Gangs of New York). If they feel like giving an award to this film they seem to love, which one do you think will be? My answer: Beware Melissa Leo…..

  • 6 1-25-2011 at 6:43 am

    ann said...

    christopher nolan trending, guess the world is recognizing the disgrace the academy is. I don’t understand, why?

  • 7 1-25-2011 at 6:44 am

    geha714 said...

    JP: If True Grit takes something, it will be the long overdue award for Roger Deakins. But Steinfield has a shot, given that Adams and Leo could split the vote.

  • 8 1-25-2011 at 6:48 am

    Leo said...

    Why are Unstoppable and Salt Oscar nominees in the techs and The Ghost Writer and Shutter Island are both obviously missing?

  • 9 1-25-2011 at 6:51 am

    Jahaneb said...

    No Nolan for BD,,, what the hell, I cannot believe they screwed him once again. I wonder how good a film he will have to make to get in? Any one of you old fart?

    And no Inception for editing???? unbelievable.

    And Hawkes over Garfield? damn.

    Very happy for 127 Hours’s score and song. The best music of the year (besides Inception).

  • 10 1-25-2011 at 6:51 am

    tdr said...

    Can i just say that for a small outlet Roadside Attraction has an exceptional showing in the nominee with Winter’s Bone and Biutiful scoring in the top categories. Go Bardem!
    So happy for John Hawkes and Jackie Weaver.

  • 11 1-25-2011 at 7:08 am

    Iamthenewblack said...

    Oh and Kudos to Mo’nique for a great job in announcing the nominations.

  • 12 1-25-2011 at 9:19 am

    Jasper said...

    While I LOVED Black Swan, I’m completely okay with the lack of Kunis, especially if it got Weaver in. Yay for Dogtooth!

  • 13 1-25-2011 at 10:10 am

    Speaking English said...

    ***One interesting thing: True Grit has 10 nominations and, right now, is not the frontrunner in any of those… Losing everything, it would become the 2nd biggest looser ever (along with Gangs of New York).***

    I’m pretty sure it’s the frontrunner for Cinematography…

  • 14 1-25-2011 at 11:08 am

    Maxim said...

    “Here you have, the so called “insular” and so “old fashionated” music branch. Rahman and newbie Trent Reznor nominated. Also Zimmer’s new sound is nominated. Diane “Legend” Warren OUT. Danny Elfman OUT.

    Can we really move on on the “insular and conservative branch” and realize this branch HAS CHANGED in the last few years?? Thank you.”

    Don’t really see it. Rahman getting in is not suprising in the least (watch out!). Ditto Zimmer (unfortunately). Reznor… only seems odd if you forget The Last Emperor.

    And Danny Elfman not being nominated… yeah, like that’s anything new.

  • 15 1-25-2011 at 2:07 pm

    Voland said...

    Black Swan only 5 nominations, but I guess one has to be lucky it got nominated at all in a year where TKS get’s nominated for just every possible category. TKS definitely is the frontrunner now, and probably will win many awards. But if cinematography or BD are one of them, Academy should consider to replace half of their membership.

    Inception, whatever you think about the film, its Editing was flawless and an amazing technical achievement.

    Then again, I’m excited for Bardem, Aronofsky, Williams, Dogtooth, Exit Through The Gift Shop.

  • 16 1-25-2011 at 10:16 pm

    HP said...

    I just hope that Nolan’s snub in the Director category would increase his chances of winning Original Screenplay.