And the Oscar Nomination Goes to...
Jan 25, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
The nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning and SHOCKINGLY Edge of Darkness was left out of every single category. Mel Gibson is plotzing right now.
The King's Speech stuttered its way to 12 nominations, while True Grit lassoed in 10. The Fighter came out swinging and took 8 nods, though not one for its leading man, Mark Wahlberg. The Social Network friened 8 nominations as well, but the hype from Black Swan might have stepped on the film's toes, garnering only 5 nominations which, by the way, does not include one for Best Costume Design...the Mulleavy sisters are maniacally cackling in their atelier right now.
Black Swan's supporting actresses, Mila Kunis and Barbara Hershey were also shut out. Instead, Amy Adams (The Fighter), Golden Globe winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) and 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)will compete for that honor.
In a surprising twist, Mark Ruffalo earned a (well-deserved) nomination for The Kids Are All Right, which was nominated for three other awards including Best Actress Annette Bening (her fourth nomination and thankfully Hilary Swank is nowhere to be seen), Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
Ruffalo will compete against Golden Globe winner Christian Bale (The Fighter), Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) and Jeremy Renner (The Town).
Host James Franco might have to pull double duty should he win Best Actor (he won't, Colin Firth's all but claimed it and already has his name engraved on the statue). Nominated for 127 Hours, Daniel Desario will face (and arm) off against Firth (The King's Speech), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), last year's winner Jeff Bridges (True Grit) and surprise nominee, Javier Bardem (Biutiful), who apparently usurped Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine.
The Best Actress category, however, held no surprises. Along with Annette Bening, Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) will have me on the edge of my seat in anticipation.
I'm so excited! Besides Fashion Week, there's no other time of the year I love more than Oscar season! It's the Super Bowl for the gays...besides the new Glee episode directly after the Super Bowl.
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