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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 5:15 am

    m1 said...

    We’re here! Finally! Best for Weaver, Steinfeld, and Kunis.

  • 2 1-25-2011 at 5:15 am

    Loyal said...

    One of the least exciting Oscar nom mornings in recent memory, here’s to some good surprises!

  • 3 1-25-2011 at 5:18 am

    geha714 said...

    I for one, expect to be surprised. Some excitement for the race is never unwanted.

  • 4 1-25-2011 at 5:25 am

    Michael W. said...

    A few words before the nominations:

    Wahlberg get in. Duvall doesn’t.
    Steinfeld gets lead.
    Manville supporting.

  • 5 1-25-2011 at 5:28 am

    Speaking English said...

    Manville LEAD.

    And once again it appears as if the nominations will be around 10 minutes late…

  • 6 1-25-2011 at 5:29 am

    Andrew F said...

    Ah, my favourite morning of the year. Yes, probably more so than Christmas.

    I’m most intrigued to see who will miss out, especially with Director. Will we get another 5/5 DGA match-up again this year?

  • 7 1-25-2011 at 5:30 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    They’re never late?

  • 8 1-25-2011 at 5:31 am

    Speaking English said...

    Well they always tell us they announce 5:30 pt/8:30 et, but it seems like it’s more often around 5:40 pt/8:40 et. Whatever. Not a big deal.

  • 9 1-25-2011 at 5:32 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Really? I guess I just never notice.

  • 10 1-25-2011 at 5:33 am

    Andrew F said...

    Officially, it’s 5:38/8:38.

  • 11 1-25-2011 at 5:34 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    Ben Lyons just said “Black Swan” is the most intense psychological thriller set in New York since “Taxi Driver”….good to know.

  • 12 1-25-2011 at 5:35 am

    JJ1 said...

    I’m getting psyched for happy surprises, and dreading some headscratchers. We’ll see …

  • 13 1-25-2011 at 5:38 am

    Gabriel D said...

    I really epect upsets (should I say I hope)…in thé best actress and best supporting actress!

  • 14 1-25-2011 at 5:38 am

    Gabriel D said...

    I really expect upsets (should I say I hope)…in the best actress and best supporting actress!

  • 15 1-25-2011 at 5:39 am

    Gabriel D said...

    I really expect upsets (should I say I hope)…in the best actress and best supporting actress!

    and go Nicole!!

  • 16 1-25-2011 at 5:40 am

    Andrew M said...

    NOooooooo Garfield didn’t get in.

  • 17 1-25-2011 at 5:41 am

    red_wine said...

    YAYAY! No Nolan for Director!

  • 18 1-25-2011 at 5:41 am

    Jon said...

    ^^^^
    Please tell me you’re kidding……..

  • 19 1-25-2011 at 5:43 am

    Packie said...

    Guy’s gotta be happy

  • 20 1-25-2011 at 5:43 am

    Paul8148 said...

    Poor Nolan.

  • 21 1-25-2011 at 5:43 am

    Andrew F said...

    My stream got stuck on the advertisements, and I missed everything up until Adapted Screenplay! ARGH!!!

  • 22 1-25-2011 at 5:44 am

    JJ1 said...

    No Garfield and Manville makes me VERY sad.

    No The Town in BP.

    Otherwsie, went as expected.

    TKS 12 noms, WOW.

  • 23 1-25-2011 at 5:44 am

    McAllister said...

    Nolan shut out of director. Unbelievable.

  • 24 1-25-2011 at 5:44 am

    bokata said...

    winter’s bone, the kids are all right

    come on, really !!! SHAME

  • 25 1-25-2011 at 5:46 am

    Andrew M said...

    Knew Another Year would get in, they love British films for Best Original Screenplay. Great to see Bardem also. And of course The Illusionist.

  • 26 1-25-2011 at 5:48 am

    Leocdc said...

    Nolan didn’t get a BD nomination. That’s no cool. They did it again.
    What Nolan has to do to get an Oscar Nomination?

  • 27 1-25-2011 at 5:48 am

    Zac said...

    Nolan got shut out of Director again? Fuck that.

  • 28 1-25-2011 at 5:48 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    “Exit Through the Gift Shop” got in – boffo.

  • 29 1-25-2011 at 5:50 am

    JJ1 said...

    Again, I’m most upset by Manville and Garfield .

    They both deserve nominations. Everything else is fine. No Nolan in BP is interesting. What IS it with the Academy and this guy?

  • 30 1-25-2011 at 5:50 am

    Andrew F said...

    “King’s Speech” for Sound Mixing!!! I can’t believe I called that!

  • 31 1-25-2011 at 5:51 am

    Voland said...

    Well that’s it then, Kings Speech for BP. And they really don’t like Nolan as it seems, Hoopers Direction in TKS is just so unremarkable in every aspect, yet he gets nominated because his movie is the frontrunner.

  • 32 1-25-2011 at 5:51 am

    Sieben said...

    The Illusionist and Dogtooth should indeed make Guy very happy. Hell, I’m very happy.

    Less enthused with the absence of Lesley Manville, but you take what you get.

  • 33 1-25-2011 at 5:53 am

    Jahaneb said...

    No Nolan for director??? WTF.

  • 34 1-25-2011 at 5:53 am

    Iamthenewblack said...

    Very happy Winter’s Bone got it’s due, Hawkes especially. Also Michelle Williams’ inclusion as well as Mike Leigh were welcome surprises.

  • 35 1-25-2011 at 5:54 am

    geha714 said...

    Nolan. Denied. Disappointed.

    I smell that I will swallow my prediction. Looks like The King’s Speech have the upper hand.

    The academy loved it and so True Grit.

  • 36 1-25-2011 at 5:54 am

    ann said...

    Wow they royally screwed Nolan again. WOOW, by this rate Nolan will never get at least a nomination, JUST WOOW. I’m in shock!!

  • 37 1-25-2011 at 5:55 am

    The Other James D. said...

    Fuck Jeff Bridges. Hammy bullshit stealing a spot that belonged to Ryan Gosling. Disgusting.

    Ditto to Helena Bonham Carter, robbing Mila Kunis of a spot.

    Pity there weren’t 10 acting slots, too, although I’d probably regret saying that when Angelina Jolie sneaks her ass in somehow.

  • 38 1-25-2011 at 5:56 am

    Jon said...

    No Garfield? No Nolan? WOW. I think it’s a travesty that John Hawkes got in over Garfield. Complete and utter crap.

  • 39 1-25-2011 at 5:56 am

    Pablo (BOG) said...

    Nolan must have killed every members mother or something. It’s outrageous that he hasnt been nominated for he’s too best films !!!

    Thanks god they didnt snub him her screenplay.

    Im surprised too see Hereafter for FX. They love Clint.

    Potter got too noms. I just felt that was going to happen.

    I Am Love for Costumes. No one saw that one coming.

    Unstoppable and Salt in the sound categories, pretty obvious. They always do that with sound.

    No Burlesque in the song category !!!

  • 40 1-25-2011 at 5:56 am

    Pablo (BOG) said...

    Nolan must have killed every members mother or something. It’s outrageous that he hasnt been nominated for he’s too best films !!!

    Thanks god they didnt snub him her screenplay.

    Im surprised too see Hereafter for FX. They love Clint.

    Potter got too noms. I just felt that was going to happen.

    I Am Love for Costumes. No one saw that one coming.

    Unstoppable and Salt in the sound categories, pretty obvious. They always do that with sound.

    No Burlesque in the song category !!!

  • 41 1-25-2011 at 5:56 am

    Pablo (BOG) said...

    Nolan must have killed every members mother or something. It’s outrageous that he hasnt been nominated for he’s too best films !!!

    Hawkes instead of Garfield.

    Thanks god they didnt snub him her screenplay.

    Im surprised too see Hereafter for FX. They love Clint.

    Potter got too noms. I just felt that was going to happen.

    I Am Love for Costumes. No one saw that one coming.

    Unstoppable and Salt in the sound categories, pretty obvious. They always do that with sound.

    No Burlesque in the song category !!!

  • 42 1-25-2011 at 5:58 am

    chi said...

    Well, Mike Leigh got his obligatory screenplay nod for Another Year, but nothing else.

    SPC doesn’t know s*t about running a campaign. They fudged it up for Lesley.

    I’m just glad Winter’s Bone got a Best Picture nomination.

    And it’s funny that the biggest surprise in the acting categories (there always is one) was Javier Bardem getting a nod.

  • 43 1-25-2011 at 5:58 am

    SC said...

    Huh, all that Coens v. Russell talk, and they both got in at Nolan’s expense.

    John Hawkes and Jacki Weaver, wouldn’t have guessed.

    And Bardem gets the fifth Best Actor slot; I guess Julia’s appeal worked.

  • 44 1-25-2011 at 5:59 am

    Sellcm said...

    I can not believe they have done this to Nolan again!

  • 45 1-25-2011 at 5:59 am

    John M said...

    Nolan misses out again… I don’t get it.

  • 46 1-25-2011 at 5:59 am

    Michael W. said...

    So Nolan really IS the new Rob Reiner! :D

    Oh well, at least he got picture and screenplay.

    My Wahlberg wish didn’t come true and I’m extremely dissapointed that The Town missed in best picture.

    And I just realized – No Waiting for Superman in doc!

  • 47 1-25-2011 at 6:00 am

    Charlie said...

    No Justin Timberlake for Yogi Bear 3D? Noooooooo!!!!

  • 48 1-25-2011 at 6:00 am

    joker47 said...

    BIGGEST Surprise (besides Nolan’s snubbing…well, He did get get nominated, so that’s something…)
    No “Waiting for Superman” in the Doc. category OR Original Song (which only had four nominees).

  • 49 1-25-2011 at 6:00 am

    Antonio A said...

    Love some of the surprise nominees (Williams, Bardem, Stuart Craig, Antonella Cannarozzi) and how they ignored The Town for Best Pic in favor of Winter’s Bone, possibly 127 Hours. But the snub of Nolan and Garfield are unforgivable.

  • 50 1-25-2011 at 6:01 am

    Andrej said...

    I can’t be terribly sorry about Christopher Nolan’s snub for directing with such a formidable competition (and I think his chances will be far higher with The Dark Knight Rises), but what’s the deal with the Academy with Nolan?

    No Editing nod for Inception? You’re shitting me.

    Nevertheless, I’m happy for Exit Through the Gift Shop, Dogtooth, and Dido’s “If I Rise” getting the nod.

  • 51 1-25-2011 at 6:02 am

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    Nolan snubbed.
    Inception editing nom snubbed.
    TRON Legacy VFX nom snubbed.
    Waiting for Superman for doc snubbed.
    Garfield for supporting snubbed (IMO Hawkes getting in is a GREAT sub)

  • 52 1-25-2011 at 6:02 am

    Dreyer. said...

    Nolan has three DGA noms and has so far been nominated by every single award.. And when the oscars comes they screw him again.

  • 53 1-25-2011 at 6:03 am

    Dreyer. said...

    Nolan has three DGA noms and has so far been nominated by every single award.. And when the oscars comes they screw him again.

    No editing for inception as well.

  • 54 1-25-2011 at 6:03 am

    John M said...

    TRON not in visual effects?

  • 55 1-25-2011 at 6:04 am

    Adam M. said...

    Barney’s Version for makeup?

  • 56 1-25-2011 at 6:04 am

    Craig said...

    Ten nominations for “True Grit,” but only one for “The Town?” For shame.

  • 57 1-25-2011 at 6:05 am

    Speaking English said...

    No Andrew Garfield, Lesley Manville, or Ryan Gosling.

    Screw you, AMPAS. You f/cked up.

  • 58 1-25-2011 at 6:06 am

    Indiana said...

    I suddenly have a strong gut instinct that SOCIAL NETWORK isn’t going to take Best Picture afterall

  • 59 1-25-2011 at 6:07 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    Looks like we have quite a few 14/15 on yesterday’s contest.

    I got Original Score right but missed Best Actress.

  • 60 1-25-2011 at 6:07 am

    Zac said...

    Jeff Wells has to be pissed off with the love for True Grit. :)

  • 61 1-25-2011 at 6:08 am

    Gabriel D. said...

    Wow, I’m so glad Michelle Williams got in, and I was kind of scared for Kidman, but she’s in, so yeah! She’s officially back!
    Big snub for Diane Warren and ”You haven’t seen the last of me”. But I’m satisfied with Dido/If I Rise.

    And INCENDIES, go!

  • 62 1-25-2011 at 6:08 am

    Adam M. said...

    No Tron for VFX

  • 63 1-25-2011 at 6:08 am

    geha714 said...

    Awesome news of the day: John Hawkes is in!

  • 64 1-25-2011 at 6:11 am

    eurocheese said...

    No Nolan in Director = fail

    Williams over Gosling (though really, over Moore) = fail

    Renner over Garfield = fail, and yawn

    No Black Swan in Screenplay, Art Direction or Supporting Actress = fail

    The King’s Speech leads the nods = fail

    Kidman and Hawkes = hey, they actually got something right

    Ten nominees for BP = fail, look at your Director category and there are your five

    Academy’s consistent middle-of-the-road picks and inability to change = fail

  • 65 1-25-2011 at 6:14 am

    Eunice said...

    The Nolan snub to me is just unforgivable, even though probably won’t win this year, I was looking for him to at least get in.

    I don’t know if anybody expected it, but I love that ‘I Am Love’ got in for costume design. Looking at the poster months ago, I thought that if it was to be nominated for anything, it’d be for that category.

    I’m surprised at ‘Waiting for Superman’ not getting the docu cut. Really surprised.

  • 66 1-25-2011 at 6:14 am

    Louis said...

    EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP and THE ILLUSIONIST get nominated! Woo HOO!!!

  • 67 1-25-2011 at 6:14 am

    Joseph said...

    Surprises: No TRON or Scott Pilgrim in Visual Effects.

    The Town not in best picture (yay!)

    Javier Bardem in lead (surprised Duvall didn’t get in)

    Christopher Nolan not in directing (yay!)

    Was kind of expecting Tangled to be nominated in animated feature, but oh well.

  • 68 1-25-2011 at 6:15 am

    MovieMan said...

    FLASH: The five Director nominees DO NOT depict the Best Picture nominees. “Toy Story 3″ would have been in the five.

    Also, “Barney’s Version” isn’t credited on the Oscar site for Makeup, but it’s in. You’ll see its makeup nominee’s name (Adrien Morot) floating in netherspace there randomly.

  • 69 1-25-2011 at 6:15 am

    SC said...

    “Inception” missed out on Best Editing, which is really surprising.

  • 70 1-25-2011 at 6:15 am

    JJ1 said...

    Hey, TKS got 12!!! But TSN got 8, it’s very well liked.

    SO friggin’ happy for I Am Love and The Way Back popping up. The Way Back deserves the win in Make-Up.

    6 noms for 127!

  • 71 1-25-2011 at 6:16 am

    Keil Shults said...

    JOHN

    HAWKES

  • 72 1-25-2011 at 6:16 am

    bluemoon02 said...

    Elated – Nicole Kidman & Michelle Williams are in!!!!!!
    Glad- For John Hawkes and that Jacki Weaver wasn’t snubbed.
    Disappointed – Ryan Gosling and Tangled….
    Pissed – CHRISTOPHER NOLAN SNUBBED FOR COEN BROTHERS???!! POS!

  • 73 1-25-2011 at 6:16 am

    al b. said...

    Major highlights for me:
    -No TRON in VFX :(
    -Garfield out, Hawkes in!
    -Duvall out, Bardem in
    -Nolan snubbed (still saw that coming a mile away)
    -Winter’s Bone with the Best Pic nom!

  • 74 1-25-2011 at 6:17 am

    geha714 said...

    Surprises of the day:

    No Waiting for Superman in Best Doc. (Banksy FTW!)

    No TRON Legacy in Visual Effects (Hereafter, what a tsunami surprise!)

    No Inception in editing. Say what?

    Well, the real race has begun.

  • 75 1-25-2011 at 6:18 am

    Leocdc said...

    Nor even editing nomination for Inception makes this nomination a bittersweet thing.
    EXCITED FOR:
    1. How to train your dragon – Best Score
    2. Dogtooth – Best Foreign (wow!! AWESOME)
    3. Michelle Williams and Javier Bardem Surprise
    4. Wall-e is still the most nominated animated movie of history.
    5. Jeremy Renner for The Town
    6. The Grufalo
    7. And of course, my favourites TSN and TKS, getting a lot of love.

    DEPRESSED FOR:
    1. Nolan not getting BD
    2. No Editing for Inception (How could they??!!)
    3. No Andrew Garfield
    4. Black Swan, just 5? That’s not cool at all
    5. Tron didn’t get Visual Effects!

    SAD FOR
    1. Animal Kingdom could not compete on other nominations, except Suporting Actress??
    2. No Catfish
    3. Another Year, just 1 nomination.

    SURPRISED FOR
    1. True Grit getting 10 nominations. That’s impressive.
    2. Hawkes for Winter’s Bone
    3. Winter’s Bone at BP

    That’s for now.
    Thanks for this year of coverage! :D
    May the best wins!

  • 76 1-25-2011 at 6:18 am

    Vn 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.

  • 77 1-25-2011 at 6:18 am

    JSylva said...

    Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver.

    Yes.

  • 78 1-25-2011 at 6:18 am

    Dignan said...

    There’s always stuff to bitch about but I think these are surprisingly awesome if you go in with low enough expectations. To wit:

    No Best Picture nominee for The Town, a best foreign language nomination for Dogtooth, Baksy getting nominated over Davis Guggenheim, Trent Reznor’s nomination (!!), John Hawkes over Andrew Garfield, Jacki Weaver over Mila Kunis, no insta-directing nomination for Chris Nolan.

    I could complain about no tech nominations for Shutter Island or Gosling being left out (although at least not in favor of Duvall) or 12 nominations for a film that wasn’t even the best looking HBO film I saw this year but for the moment, I’m thinking well done. Sorta.

  • 79 1-25-2011 at 6:19 am

    melvel said...

    I think these are pretty good numbers for The Social Network. It got nominated in practically every category it had a chance in, save for Supporting Actor. The nods in score, sound mixing, cinematography and editing show that there is widespread support for the film.

    I’m not really sure why it’s such a surprise to some that TKS got 12 nominations. I predicted exactly that number as early as last week. Being a period film, it had the advantage in categories like Art Direction and Costume (and it already is two up on TSN by virtue of its two plus nominated actors)

    Poor poor showing for Black Swan too. Just five, by my count?

  • 80 1-25-2011 at 6:19 am

    geha714 said...

    I forgot: No Burlesque songs!

    Sorry Diane Warren, it’s not your turn yet.

    Looks like Randy Newman will win his 2nd Oscar.

  • 81 1-25-2011 at 6:20 am

    Björn said...

    Got Best Picture and Best Director right, and that’s it…

    Love the I Am Love nomination,
    but 127 Hours for Score…really?

    …and no Lesley Manville!! Good Lord.
    Though Michelle Williams is perfectly fine.

    Good that they didn’t nominate those horrible Burlesque songs,
    though a shame that Tron: Legacy didn’t get Art Direction, or Visual Effects.

    Oh, and hurray for The Illusionist!

  • 82 1-25-2011 at 6:20 am

    PaulH said...

    Disgraceful. Total, complete capitulation to hardcore arthouse films (Weaver, Kidman, Bardem) and overrated directors (The motherfucking Coens getting circlejerked again by the Academy) while the best film of the year is rendered as nomination filler (Inception). And don’t get me fucking started on Nolan’s snub. What the F has he done to the Academy to earn this kind of hatred? Burlesque should have 3 nominations (2 song, costume design).

    F these Oscars up their effing ass.

  • 83 1-25-2011 at 6:20 am

    Vn said...

    Academy Award winning film The Wolfman or Academy Award winner film The Way Back? :)

  • 84 1-25-2011 at 6:21 am

    JJ1 said...

    I am “sad” for some acting snubs, but my most surprised ….

    Inception not in for Editing. What!?

  • 85 1-25-2011 at 6:22 am

    Sebastián said...

    Where’s Diane Warren’s You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me?
    Come on! Only 4 nominees in the original song category?!?!?!

  • 86 1-25-2011 at 6:22 am

    Joseph W said...

    I agree. There are snubs but the nods overall are awesome. There is a bone thrown to many good movies – Another Year, Blue Valentine, I Am Love, Animal Kingdom, Exit – Gift Shop, Illusionist

  • 87 1-25-2011 at 6:22 am

    Speaking English said...

    They can’t be forgiven for snubbing Manville. Just wrong.

  • 88 1-25-2011 at 6:23 am

    Michael W. said...

    Black Swan underperformed with just 5 nods. Missing both sup. actress and screenplay.
    Inception missed director and editing.
    Social Network missed sup. actor.
    The Fighter did pretty much as expected with editing as the lone tech nom.
    The King’s Speech got everything. And then some.

    We have a race :D

  • 89 1-25-2011 at 6:25 am

    Greg Y said...

    Yay: How to Train Your Dragon’s score gets the nod. Even though this really shouldn’t be in question (its score was indubitably one of the best of the year), I wasn’t really sure the Academy would go for it. Good that they did.
    Nay: What’s up with the Garfield snub? Renner over Garfield seems pretty silly.
    Yay: Williams gets in! Another Year for screenplay!
    Nay: Russell over Nolan for directing? Really?

  • 90 1-25-2011 at 6:26 am

    PaulH said...

    According to boxofficemojo, Biutiful wasn’t even released in North America yet, only internationally. So why the fuck is Bardem in there?

  • 91 1-25-2011 at 6:27 am

    nic said...

    It’s still down to The King’s Speech, The Social Network, and The Fighter

    The only 3 to get the director, editing, screenplay, acting combo with their best picture nom

  • 92 1-25-2011 at 6:27 am

    Nelson said...

    Inception misses out big on Director and Editing, too bad

    Hailee Steinfeld was a LEADING role, not supporting

    Good to see a few surprises, but no real shocks (a la Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah)

  • 93 1-25-2011 at 6:28 am

    JP said...

    Incception has certainly the best editing achievement of the year. But the one that really made me laugh was King’s Speech in Sound Mixing! Really?! Over Toy Story 3? They are really mad about The King’s Speech. Beware The Social Network – you may be the new Saving Private Ryan.

  • 94 1-25-2011 at 6:29 am

    melvel said...

    Michael W: True Grit is the overperformer, not TKS. Was there any nomination that TKS got that was not expected?

    I still think TSN is the frontrunner. DGA and WGA will confirm that. SAG is still up in the air, but I’m guessing it will go to The Fighter (I don’t see the SAG membership awarding a very young cast)

  • 95 1-25-2011 at 6:29 am

    Earl said...

    I cannot believe bonham-carter or that Inception does not get nominated for direction. IF KGS wins I will need a bucket. What is it about these big pompous costume dramas? It is time for more Masterpiece Theater productions to be released.

  • 96 1-25-2011 at 6:32 am

    Nelson said...

    Where is Black Swan for screenplay? How is that the ONLY Best Picture nominee to not be included. That’s ridiculous.

  • 97 1-25-2011 at 6:32 am

    geha714 said...

    Comment borrowed from another forum:

    “Batman, Hulk and Hawkeye in the same category.”

    Don’t forget Casanova Frankestein. And John Hawkes.

    But I feel sad for Andrew Garfield “MAAAARK!”

  • 98 1-25-2011 at 6:33 am

    Ben M. said...

    I have to say the winners are:
    King’s Speech
    127 Hours
    True Grit

    Losers are:
    The Town
    Inception (no editing and directing nom, even if I predicted the latter)
    Black Swan (no supporting actress or screenplay nom, I think either this film or more likely Inception would’ve missed if there had been only five slots)

    Aside from a few big snubs in the techs, it was a fairly predictable morning. I think The King’s Speech got a bit of a boost with 12 noms and Garfield missing for supporting actor, but 4 tech noms for Social Network is pretty good also so there was nothing truly telling about who the frontrunner is from the nominations.

  • 99 1-25-2011 at 6:33 am

    Agent Zero said...

    Watched Exit Through the Gift Shop last night and was still creating my street art so I missed the announcements!

  • 100 1-25-2011 at 6:33 am

    Phil said...

    Six nominations for 127 Hours! How many of you saw THAT coming?

  • 101 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.

  • 102 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.

  • 103 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!

  • 104 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.

  • 105 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…..

  • 106 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?

  • 107 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.

  • 108 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?

  • 109 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).

  • 110 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.

  • 111 1-25-2011 at 7:08 am

    Iamthenewblack said...

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

  • 112 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!

  • 113 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…

  • 114 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.

  • 115 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.

  • 116 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.