The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced their list of nominees for the 78th annual Oscars. No surprise (though a little dread) that with the results of recent award shows Brokeback Mountain (which won the Golden Globe for Drama and the Director’s Guild Best Picture) leads all films with eight nominations. We’ll see if anyone can upset the front runner. Walk the Line (which won the Golden Globe for Musical or Comedy) pulled in five Oscar nominations but not one for best picture. The two best films of the year, Steven Spielberg’s amazing drama about the life after the terrorist attacks at the 1972 Olympic Games Munich and George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck have been unable to cash in on their nominations and been largely ignored by awards commitees this year. And I won’t even get started on the scarcity of nominations for the tremendous A History of Violence. The two films with some momentum going into the Oscars that could give Brokeback some challenge are Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman winning at almost every award ceremony for his portrayal of the title character, and Crash which just Saturday took home the top award at the Screen Actor’s Guild. For a list of the nominees read on…
Enough talk, we’ll be debate this list in the weeks to come (plus the films and performances we feel got snubbed by Oscar). For now though just take a looksee at what was honored just to be nominated.
Animated Feature Film
For the more technical awards (editing, sound mixing, etc., view the whole list here).