2011 Oscar Nominations

2011 Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations are out!

No Andy Serkis for Supporting Actor for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Comedies/comedians were recognized, with Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) and Jonah Hill (Moneyball) being nominated, and Bridesmaids getting a Best Screenplay  nod. Shocking to some will be the omission of The Adventures of Tintin from Best Animated Feature: Spielberg didn’t beat Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots, a sequel and what I call a sidequel respectively.

Hugo and Midnight in Paris brought the geek, as they have in other awards this year…and The Tree of Life was recognized as well.

Here are the geeky highlights, followed by a link to the official full list:

Geeky highlights

  • Hugo, The Tree of Life, and Midnight in Paris are contesting for Best Picture
  • A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita, Kung Fu Panda, Puss in Boots, and Rango are up for Best Animated Feature
  • Harry Potter, Hugo, and Midnight in Paris get in for Art Direction
  • Hugo and The Tree of Life are nominated for Best Cinematography
  • Hugo is up for Best Costume Design
  • Hugo, Midnight in Paris, and The Tree of Life are all up for their directors
  • Hugo is also up for Best Editing
  • Harry Potter is nominated for makeup
  • The Adventures of Tintin and Hugo are up for Best Score
  • This may be incomplete, although it’s from the official site: only two songs are nominated, Man or Muppet from The Muppets and Real in Rio from Rio
  • Sound Editing makes Transformers: Dark of the Moon an Oscar nominated movie: Hugo also picks up another nom
  • Those two also share Sound Editing noms
  • Visual Effects: Harry Potter; Hugo; Real Steel; Rise of the Planet of the Apes; Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Adapted Screenplay: Hugo
  • Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
  • Animated Short: Dimanche, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, La Luna, A Morning Stroll, Wild Life
  • Live Action Short: Time Freak (i don’t know the others well enough

Complete list


This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.


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