Christoper Nolan got snubbed! Andrew Garfield got screwed! And "Hereafter" got a Visual Effects nod but "Tron: Legacy didn't, because, geez...really, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, really?!
Yes, yesterday's Oscar nomination roll-out brought a fair amount of anger-inducing surprises. But it also delivered — predictably, soothingly — what we can always expect: a slew of statements from the lucky nominees and those connected to their films. As usual, their comments ranged from the funny and self-deprecating to the bland and self-serious. Read on for the highlights, the low lights, and the OMG-we're-so-over-awards-season-lights.
>>"I'm about to go to class." — James Franco, showing where his priorities are following his nomination for "127 Hours."
>>"Ten seems like an awful lot. We don't want to take anyone else's." — Joel and Ethan Coen, on the 10 nods for "True Grit."
It's pretty exciting for a young (busy) actor like James Franco to be asked to host the Oscars, but that doesn't mean he's necessarily going to look to his elders for advice. Well, at least not when his elder is Ricky Gervais. When MTV News caught up with Franco at the Sundance Film Festival, we asked if he was taking pointers from Gervais' controversial hosting gig at the Golden Globes.
"I haven't really read any of the reviews, but my sense is that he was not really winning in that room," Franco told us. "People were asking me, like, 'Are you going look at Ricky as a model for how you're going to host?' and I'm just not going to take too much from Ricky."
Franco went on to add that, even though the folks attending the Globes might not have been big fans of Gervais' hosting style, he knew plenty of people his own age who loved it.
There were many surprises and snubs when it came to who was nominated for this year's Oscars, but one of the most interesting predicaments to come out of the announcement had to deal with one of this year's hosts. When James Franco and Anne Hathaway landed the hosting gig, many questioned whether this would be a problem as they both were contenders to be nominated for awards. As it turns out, Franco did.
This morning, it was announced that Franco had received a Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination for his work in "127 Hours." The film was also recognized with nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay and Original Score. Read More...
By Aly Semigran
Despite every prediction about the Oscar race in the weeks leading to the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, there are always a few (wonderful) surprises that throw the whole thing off. This year was certainly no exception.
As last year's Best Supporting Actress winner Mo'Nique and Academy President Tom Sherak announced the nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, there were some names (and numbers, for that matter) that were nothing short of shockers.
While it's no surprise that current movie-to-beat "The King's Speech" garnered the most nods today with 12, Joel and Ethan Coen's version of "True Grit" came in a close second with 10 nominations. The Western was all but entirely shut out at the Golden Globes, but its mass critical and box-office reception helped catapult it into an Oscar front-runner. Read More...
By Ryan J. Downey
With all of the early morning celebrating surely going on in Hollywood from folks like Javier Bardem ("Biutiful") and Michelle Williams ("Blue Valentine") after the Oscar nominations were announced, there are surely several other folks whose disappointment very likely sent them straight back to bed in their PJs.
Mila Kunis earned Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards for "Black Swan," generally a great indicator in the race for Oscar gold, but was left in the cold today as the 2011 Academy Award Nominations were announced in Beverly Hills by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Who else was snubbed? Read More...
The Academy Awards couldn't get Hugh Jackman to reprise his hosting duties from the 2008 Oscars, so why not bring his singing and dancing helper -- one Anne Hathway -- on as host instead?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has done just that, announcing that Hathway and James Franco will be sharing the stage as co-hosts of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. The only thing that'd make us happier is if they confirmed a reprise to that '08 musical opening as well.
Hathaway has already proved her stage presence thanks to her Jackman assist two years ago, but we were a little surprised to read that the Academy producers chose her and Franco for the gig because of their performance hosting another popular television show: "Saturday Night Live." Apparently it's because Hathaway and Franco did such a great job there that the Academy felt they'd be able to be witty co-hosts like the many stand-up comedians who have emceed the show in the past. Read More...