Oscar 2012 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Braverman)

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"Hey Mom, I coulda been a contender...(In 'The Tree of Life')."

Oh boy, where do I even begin. All of us at The Awards Circuit had many of our predictions thrown back in our faces when the 2012 Academy Award Nominations were announced last month. None of us had a clue how many films would be up for “Best Picture,” and what kind of surprises were in store for us concerning the new Oscar voting system, where only the top selected film from each Academy member’s list would garner a nomination if it received 5% of the total vote. Actually, our predictions weren’t too spot off collectively, but this awards season certainly wasn’t an easy one for us prognosticators. We now find ourselves making our final Oscar predictions, just one week shy of the Academy Award ceremony. This time, however, we not only have the enjoyment of predicting the winners of this year’s Academy Awards, but we also get to have a little bit of fun with some personal discourse by stating who we think should win from this year’s list of nominees. Finally, it’s high time the staff at the Awards Circuit discussed snubs that angered us to the core by contributing our choices for “Who Should Have Been Nominated.” Here are my Oscar 2012 Will Win/Should Win/Should Have Been Nominated selections:

Best Picture:
Will Win: Ever since last fall, The Artist has been the one to beat, and it has yet to lose steam after winning the majority of awards this season. I would have been skeptical in a pre-Hurt Locker world, where incredibly low grossing films rarely received the top prize, but now I remain unconvinced the box office will have any impact in Academy member’s minds. In fact, this is one of the easiest landslide wins since Slumdog Millionaire.
Should Win: Had Drive or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, two of the films who had legitimate shots at landing in the nomination circle, been on this list, I would be pushing for either in this selection. As it stands, The Artist is the most high-quality film in the roster and the one that delivered the most emotionally gratifying experience. It’s as deserving a “Best Picture” winner as any.
Should Have Been Nominated: No film this year affected me as much as Steve McQueen’s Shame. It was brave in its storytelling, and contained two of the best performances of 2011 from Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. From its beautiful cinematography to its haunting musical score, there wasn’t a more balanced film as far as film technique went. The acting, directing, screenplay, and overall impact of the film should have resonated with Academy members who want their nominated films to have a pulse yet still remain timeless and powerful. I wouldn’t even call Shame edgy or controversial based on its subject matter. It’d simply call it a flawless film that accurately revealed the darker truths of life. Oscar, how could you be so submissive?

Best Director:
Will Win: Michel Hazanavicius’ DGA win sealed the deal despite the surprise Golden Globe for Scorcese. Hazanavicius brought us back to a wondrous era of film, and capitalized on its imagination and carefree spirit. Without such adept direction, The Artist may not have elevated itself to such high praise and universal love this awards season. Look for Hazanavicius to reap the huge win next Sunday.
Should Win: No director this year had as grand a vision than auteur Terrence Malick in regards to his magnum opus, The Tree of Life. The film failed to make my Top 10 of 2011, but even when its narrative, or lack thereof, threatened to alienate me, I found myself intrigued and spellbound by Malick’s direction. Terrence Malick has had an illustrious career, and this is his best, most polished work yet. 
Should Have Been Nominated: Nicholas Winding Refn turned what could have been a standard action flick into something that was so stylistically impressive, it made me long for the days when Hollywood took chances in film. Drive was a passion project for Refn, and every nanosecond of running time contained this passion in spades. From his choice of casting to his eclectic taste in music, I don’t remember seeing a more stylish, retro film in decades pulled off with such panache. Refn was wrongly snubbed, and I hope the Academy realizes they need to recognize innovators instead of recyclers in the future.

Best Actor:
Will Win: I’ve debated this win back and worth for the past week or so. In last Sunday’s podcast I was adamant that George Clooney would win, but the more I think about it the more of a likelihood it is that Jean Dujardin will walk away victorious. That SAG and BAFTA win were essential for Dujardin, and The Artist’s universal love will only benefit Dujardin in the end if the Academy plans on giving the film a sweeping victory. Sorry Clooney, you nearly had me.
Should Win: Brad Pitt delivered his most professional acting performance yet and deserves highest recognition. Billy Bean may not be Pitt’s most favorite or popular role, but it is the one that seems the most Oscar-worthy to date. Pitt has proven in Moneyball that his acting skills are continuously improving the older he gets. Like a fine wine, this actor gets better with age. Of the five performances nominated, Pitts was the most surprising and effective.
Should Have Been Nominated: You all know what I am going to say. Words cannot describe the incredible year that Michael Fassbender had in 2011, capped by a vulnerable and emotionally stirring performance as Brandon Sullivan, a sex addict who is every bit the human we all are. Fassbender’s mastering of the subtle and graphic nature of this role proved he is one of cinema’s most talented actors working today. When he broke down in the rain, letting his tears overwhelm every fiber of his being, who didn’t have their jaws drop in awe of such virtuoso acting? The Academy may have truly angered me with this snub, but at least you readers at The Awards Circuit showed who was 2011’s top dog in acting.

Best Actress:
Will Win: After that SAG speech, any winner other than Viola Davis would seem like a cruel and mean-spirited joke. Sorry, Meryl Streep fans. The best performance from this lineup of talented women goes to a performance that proved to me Viola Davis can do no wrong. “You’re a godless woman” better not be changed to “you’re a godless Academy” if Davis fails to garner her deserving win. I don’t think we have to worry about that happening, though.
Should Win: Like I mentioned before, Davis struck Oscar waves with her performance in The Help, where every line delivered held the weight of pain and suffering beneath it. Davis drew my attention in Doubt, and after The Help, I only know bigger and better things are to come from Ms. Davis. I sure as hell cannot wait to see what’s next!
Should Have Been Nominated: Mia Wasikowska’s performance in Jane Eyre may have been forgotten as the film came out so early in the year, but that doesn’t mean it was any less effective than the five women nominated for “Best Actress.” Wasikowska proved to me that she is forever on the Oscar bubble with her subtle delivery and command of Jane Eyre’s complex script. She had us rooting for her the whole time with her naive charm and tragic ability to love someone who was so wrong for her but at the same time so perfect. Wasikowska has always impressed me since I saw her in The Kids Are All Right, but now her craft is more refined, and certainly more respected. I just wish the Academy had reviewed her work in Jane Eyre, and saw it as a testament to great acting in an incredibly challenging role.

Best Supporting Actor:
Will Win: Christopher Plummer has this award hook, line, and sinker. Of all the nominations, this one is the most sewn up win. Plummer is well respected, and at his age the Academy is dying to honor a living legend for work that is both different and demonstrates Plummer’s dynamic range as an actor.
Should Win: Even before the prognosticators began predicting Jonah Hill in Moneyball, I always felt like this performance towered above any other supporting performances all year aside from a select few. It demonstrated Hill’s mastery of dialogue, which when performing from a Sorkin script is incredibly difficult, and he sunk into that role with such ease and believability. If the Academy weren’t so obsessed with honoring the living legends, maybe they’d turn their blinders off and see Hill’s performance as one that fits the perfect definition of “supporting.”
Should Have Been Nominated: Again, is there really any question of who I am going to place in this selection? Albert Brooks’ villainous turn in Drive was as shocking as it was effective. Unlike Perlman, who I thought seemed slightly cartoonish and affected, Brooks went from likeable supporter to deadly enemy in a realistic way. I hate how in mob films the main gangster has to always have a larger-than-life personality. Brooks didn’t need that. He just was an ordinary gangster who got screwed over by unfortunate circumstances, and was forced to show he meant serious business with unwavering vengeance. Everything about the performance felt fresh and necessary. Brooks delivered career-best work, and it was a shame the Academy couldn’t go for it.

Best Supporting Actress:
Will Win: With the Globe, Critics Choice, and BAFTA awards under her belt, Octavia Spencer seems the most likely bet come Oscar night. Her role is inoffensive, inspiring, and very easy to embrace. She and Davis were as great a duo as any last year in film, and it seems likely that both will be honored for such powerful work.
Should Win: Berenice Bejo, for me, was the single best part of The Artist. I loved how natural she fit into the old Hollywood glam starlet role, the way her eyes lit up in fascination of Hollywood’s fantasy allure, and the way she was so sympathetic towards Dujardin’s George. Bejo couldn’t have been greater if she tried, and thus deserves the highest of praise next Sunday.
Should Have Been Nominated: Carey Mulligan was the other half of two perfect performances in 2011’s greatest film (in my opinion). Her work in Shame took such courage and commitment, it actually turned me into a fan of Mulligans. Unlike most, I was never a huge fan of An Education and thought she was miscast in Drive, but it was her work in Shame that made me a Mulligan fan for life. Singing “New York, New York” for that long of a take could never have been accomplished with such unwavering commitment from any actress this whole year. I have no clue how Mulligan’s performance wasn’t a slam dunk nomination, but it seems like the film’s subject matter drew some nasty backlash from conservative Academy voters. Mulligan should be proud of the work she did in Shame, and I truly believe Oscar is in her immediate future.

And now, the rest of the minor categories for the 84th Academy Awards:

Best Animated Feature Film:
Will Win: Rango
Should Win: Rango
Should Have Been Nominated: The Adventures of Tintin: Rise of the Unicorn

Best Cinematography:
Will Win: The Tree of Life
Should Win: The Tree of Life
Should Have Been Nominated: Shame

Best Art Direction:
Will Win: Hugo
Should Win: Hugo
Should Have Been Nominated: Jane Eyre

Best Costume Design:
Will Win: The Artist
Should Win: Jane Eyre
Should Have Been Nominated: A Dangerous Method

Best Documentary Feature:
Will Win: Pina
Should Win: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Should Have Been Nominated: Project Nim

Best Documentary Short Subject:
Will Win: Incident in New Baghdad
Should Win: Incident in New Baghdad
Should Have Been Nominated: Witness

Best Film Editing:
Will Win: The Artist
Should Win: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Should Have Been Nominated: Drive

Best Foreign Language Film:
Will Win: A Separation
Should Win: A Separation
Should Have Been Nominated: 13 Assassins

Best Makeup:
Will Win: Albert Knobbs
Should Win: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Should Have Been Nominated: The Artist

Best Original Score:
Will Win: The Artist
Should Win: The Artist
Should Have Been Nominated: Shame

Best Original Song:
Will Win: “Man or Muppet,” The Muppets
Should Win: “Man or Muppet,” The Muppets
Should Have Been Nominated: “Life’s a Happy Song,” The Muppets

Best Animated Short Film:
Will Win: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Should Win: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Should Have Been nominated: I Tat I Taw a Puddy Tat

Best Live Action Short Film:
Will Win: Raju
Should Win: Raju
Should Have Been Nominated: The Road Home

Best Sound Editing:
Will Win: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Should Win: Drive
Should Have Been Nominated: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Best Sound Mixing:
Will Win: Hugo
Should Win: Hugo
Should Have Been Nominated: Drive

Best Visual Effects:
Will Win: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Should Win: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Should Have Been Nominated: The Tree of Life

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Will Win: Moneyball
Should Win: Moneyball
Should Have Been Nominated: The Help

Best Original Screenplay:
Will Win: Midnight in Paris
Should Win: Bridesmaids
Should Have Been Nominated: 50/50

Phew, that’s it everyone for my selections on Will Win/Should Win/Should Have Been Nominated. Please share your thoughts, and most importantly, list some of your selections from these three breakdowns. I look forward to hearing some excellent choices, especially the snubs!

  • greg

    I disagree with you on Viola Davis. Yes she was great in the role and she is generally a great actress who deserves an Oscar but…..that same role could have been played as greatly by Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and other great black actressess. On the other hand who could have played Margaret Thacher other than Meryl Streep?? No one.

    • Wesley

      Yeah, I would have to agree. I think Viola Davis would be deserving of the Oscar because she really was great and moving, but Meryl Streep literally pulled off a performance that I don’t think anyone else could have. I think work that is that towering really deserves to be rewarded.

  • sc62788

    Malick should win, but I doubt he will. Maybe he can pull it off for one of the next three? I think he made the most interesting/challenging/adventurous choices this year (and he didn’t need to use 3D to do it, ahem). I won’t be mad if Hazanavicus wins, only if Scorsese gets another one for a movie that just isn’t up to par with the rest of his career. I imagine Payne is going to get used to being the bridesmaid in this category. Woody Allen could care less, but I’d love to see him on the show anyway. Also, I don’t think Davis losing is out of the question (or would be an awful, unforgivable thing). Streep is their golden calf and it would not be surprising if she pulled it off. They’re both deserving imo, Davis slightly more for being passed over for Doubt, but pretty much neck and neck. I’d root for Mara though, she was pretty amazing in Dragon Tattoo.

    • Eric McCainley

      Terrance Malick could care less if he wins either way…just saying.

  • are you really saying Potter’s beating Apes on VFX after it got snubbed in the Visual Effects Society???

    i hurts me to say that the Potter Oscar Curse, won’t be broken… they will leave empty handed

    • I think if Potter is getting an Oscar, which I think it will, the visual effects category is the easiest won to nab. It’s also the one the Academy won’t mind giving it away.

  • Mikael

    Hey, Joseph, very nice article. I enjoyed reading it. I do have a few points of my own:

    If it wasn´t for the “You´re a Godless woman!” scene, I don´t think Viola Davis would´ve even be nominated. I don´t think she´s weak, but the film is quite a bit – poor script and lousy direction. I´ve mentioned before that no Lead AND Supporting Actress have ever won Oscars for the same film when it failed to AT LEAST receive a Best Screenplay Oscar nomination. Shakespeare in Love, The Piano, Moonstruck, Network are the last times it happened – and all 4 won Best Original Screenplay Oscars. So for the past 35 years, that has been the pattern. And before that, Who´s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Miracle Worker, A Streetcar Named Desire and Gone with the Wind were all nominated for a Screenplay Oscar. Needless to say the script may be the weakest part of The Help – a corny, cheesy, racist, infantile and mushy film that always chooses the most predictable solution and the easiest way to go to. I can understand having Viola Davis nominated for it – she is an intense actress. But Octavia Spencer!? And yet, not only being nominated but a frontrunner? (and she will win, for sure)… That´s just crazy. All of the other Best Supporting Actress nominees deserve it more than Octavia – even Shailene Woodley would be more deserving. In my book, nominating The Help for Best Picture is the biggest recognition it could possibly get… But oh, well… It will take something. So I´m hoping Spencer takes it – and represents the film with her win – and that opens room for… Meryl Streep. If, somehow, both Octavia and Viola win, they I pray that they would turn in that soapy suffering speech – which I have also mentioned in previous posts: “Thank you for honoring a black actress! This honors our mothers and grandmothers, who went through so much racism! Giving me this award means that Hollywood fights racism and prejudice!” Yadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadayada… Or as Annie Hall would say it: “La-dee-dah, la-dee-dah”.

    • Thomas

      Mikael — I agreed somewhat with some of your earlier posts on this subject; but your repeated callous remarks to two women’s possible thank you speeches is wearing thin. You might not want to hear it; but they have both experienced lives that you know NOTHING about. Give Ms Spender and Ms Davis some credit as both delivered fine performances.

      (Spencer isn’t who I’d give the trophy too; but my nominee isn’t listed) You are becoming to sound quite intolerant and I am not sure if that is your intention or not.

      • Mikael

        Well, Thomas! If I ever want to get a lesson on being intolerant I´ll take it from you! I do have an opinion and I´ve mentioned it before – as I mentioned in my post – and I will do so, if I wish, again, and again, and again. By the way, I really know nothing about Octavia Spencer´s or Viola Davis’ personal life… Why should I? But since they´re taking those stages and making speeches to millions of viewers worldwide, I´m in title to put my opinion on it – whatever it is. Actually, you may be the one who knows a lot about my life… Maybe more than a teacher you can also be my shrink? Anyway, thanks for the tip 😛

        • Thomas

          My point being: YOU’ve made this same statement at least 3 others times on this site and you’re fictional takes on their possible, upcoming speeches doesn’t cast you in a good light.

          I’m sorry … I didn’t say anything the first three days. I just don’t like intolerance and that is what you are beginning to come across as. I said I wasn’t sure if that was your intention or not so you shouldn’t take offense to it.

          Your comments are callous, condescending and rude when speaking of these two women’s appreciation.

          • Thomas

            “first three times …”

        • Thomas

          You are entitled to your opinion. We all are. I’m just stating mine that I am tiring of reading your SAME rather hurtful comments in regards to these two women.

          If EITHER of these two women (or other women in their lives) have ever “suffered” there is nothing “soapy” about it.

          • Mikael

            You´re right, Thomas… Maybe they have suffered. Well there you have it!!!What a wonderful reason to give them Oscars!!!!!

            Hahaha this is too funny – I always knew it would happen, actually… Whoever criticizes The Help will be called “intolerant” or “disrespectful”… Ok then, in that sense, I´ll cheer on for Viola and Octavia now!

            You´re write I did write the same thing in about 3 different posts… But I have to say: You’re doing a really good job doing the same thing – but in a single post!

            If you want to keep going… Be my guest 😛

            • Thomas

              Wrong, Mikael … I’ve criticized The Help and it isn’t on my Top 15 of the year list. I’m calling you out on your manner of criticizing it. If you don’t see it … you are not going to see it.

              You had another typo too; but I won’t point it out … I understand how our fingers get too excited at times to hit “post” that we don’t always look. Re-read and you’ll fine it I am sure :).

              I am not going to be-little either of these two women or their life’s experiences. It is their moment of gratitude (if they win) so them them say what they will and don’t criticize them for believing and thinking they’ve overcome obstacles in their lives.

              I think you are being unfair. You are free to not think they deserve their wins; but to put down their feelings isn’t civil or respectable. I’m trying to be diplomatic about your remarks.

              I don’t think I like reading your words “I knew this would happen” though because it proves that you have put thought into doing this and used carefully chosen words time and again to bait a response. Good — you won but it doesn’t cast you in a good light IS ALL I’VE BEEN TRYING TO SAY.

              • Thomas

                Ack with the typos. “… let them say …”

                If you aren’t being intolerant than stop writing their speeches for them, please. You could just as eaily type “I’m not looking forward to listening to their anticipated (perhaps stereotypical) speeches.” instead of spelling out your inner feelings (which makes you SOUND [not be] rather racist).

                I am not saying you are; but the use of some of your words aren’t overly kind to either Spencer or Davis.

                • Mikael

                  Thomas,

                  Thank you! I finally got it out of your mouth this time! I was just waiting for someone to call me racist because I absolutely HATED The Help, wasn´t AT ALL fond of Spencer´s or Davis’ performances and DESPISE their self-pitying speeches. I guess if I was criticizing Chastain then I wouldn´t be racist? Or maybe if I was critizing Dujardin that would mean that I don´t like the french? I got your tip, now here´s mine to you: If you´re so into critiquing someone for an opinion with no solid foundation – as for hammering Davis and Spencer without knowing much about their lives, then you should try doing the same thing yourself: I hope you´ve ALSO read my previous posts on this site – where I mention that I´m BRAZILIAN and that my grandmother was black. And by the way, we don´t call them African-Brazilian here, we call them just Brazilian.
                  As for the typos… really… it´s almost funny to see YOU pointing out my typos… My suggestion is: Each sinner takes care of their own sin.

                  • Thomas

                    NOTE — I did NOT say you were racist. I said you made a racist comment.

                    I said your comment made you SOUND as such … not be. There is difference in meanings of those verbs.

                    … and if you have never lived in our American south than I think it is unfair to criticize these women and their “self-pitying” speeches. That alone is a SHAME-FUL remark.

                    Different cultures different people. I am going to leave it at that … you need to than realize you are commenting on HOT BUTTON and they will get a response.

                    I am assuming Political Correctness isn’t a subject of worry in Brazil. Fine by me … but I just wish you’d be a bit more respectable of these women.

                  • Thomas

                    … and IF you decide to continue this, I’d suggest starting a new one towards the left. I’ll find it … this itty bitty column is ridiculous! 🙂

                    • Mikael

                      I’ve lived for 7 years in the States. L.A. and Houston. Not just that but also 2 years in Switzerland and 4 in Canada. I think I know something about different cultures. And no – even after what you wrote I still despise Davis’ and Spencer self-pitying campaing to win this. Anyway, that´s it for me on this topic with you. Cheers 😉

            • Mikael

              wooooops… my turn to state corrections: *You´re right 😉

  • Marc Musto

    Great article and completely agree with with your major predictions and comments. I feel Reznor & Ross’s GwtDT score was snubbed as well Shame’s.

    • Thanks for the compliment. I agree, the score nominations this year are mind boggling. Did John Williams really need another nomination?

  • George

    I think the biggest snub of the year (besides Fassbender and a pic nomination for Drive) is the snub of Tintin. I highly enjoyed this movie and it barely missed by top ten of the year. It’s was a nice, action-packed adventure and I thought it was far and away the best animated film of 2011 (although I highly enjoyed Rango as well). I agree with your director prediction. I’m a huge Malick fan and really want him to win, but The Artist will probably win. Malick shouldn’t be totally counted out though…

  • UBourgeois

    I so heartily agree with you on the subject of Wasikowska’s regretful fall into obscurity. I was certain early in the year that she would grab a nomination, but how foolish early predictions often are. She is certainly the best portrayer of the character there has yet been.

    Also agree in your summing up of the Lead acting categories, in all respects. I am a hearty Davis supporter (and of The Help in general) and I loved Pitt’s performance (up there with Fassy for my pick for best of the year). I would also like to see Bichir win an award, but I’m pretty sure that can’t happen, and yeah Dujardin’s basically got this one in the hole at this point, though I can’t be upset about that – he also gave an admirable performance.

    • Thomas

      Wasikowska was the Abbie Cornish of this year … although Cornish’s fall-into-obscurity was two years back for Bright Star (Bullock’s The Blind Side year). EVERYONE seemed to forget about her by year’s end but I don’t think there were 5 better performances than hers that year.

    • Joseph Braverman

      I’m loving the Wasikowska love. Truly a brilliant performance by one of the best young actresses today. She will get her Oscar — count on it.

  • Divya

    I can understand your reasons for HP winning best VFX, but is the Academy (which is comprised of a majority elderly demographic) actually “obliged” to give HP an Oscar in ANY category? The ‘Potter’ people can cry foul as much as they want to, but finally, it’s the Academy’s call.

    Till now, ‘Apes’ has been the front-runner for VFX, and the VFX win at the VES Awards only seems to have cemented its front-runner status. Yes, BAFTA did give VFX to ‘Potter’ but only because it had a stake in the film, being British and all (in BAFTA, ‘The Iron Lady’ won Best Makeup, and ‘Albert Nobbs’ wasn’t even nominated in that category, so BAFTA HAD to give ‘Potter’ SOMETHING). Besides, I think the Academy understands the kind of work Andy Serkis (as Caesar the ape) performed in ‘Apes’ (through mo-cap), and even if he has not been nominated, the VFX Oscar would be the most appropriate manner of also recognizing his ‘performance’ in the film.

    I don’t know how relevant this is but Steven Spielberg did refer to Andy Serkis as ‘the man of a thousand digital faces’ in his Golden Globes acceptance speech. So the industry would definitely be aware of Serkis’ work, and reward the film accordingly (if they desire to do so).

  • Divya

    Even if ‘The Artist’ does win Best Pic, it won’t be ‘one of the easiest landslide wins’ that you have mentioned in your article. I’m NOT saying it’s not going to win, but its victory won’t be an easy one by any means.

    According to a certain gentleman called Scott Feinberg (he correctly guessed ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ as a Best Pic nominee; he keeps in touch with Academy members regularly during the Awards season & makes his predictions accordingly), the number of Academy members who have voted for ‘The Help’ for Best Pic is much more than he actually expected. In fact, the number may be so big, that if it weren’t historically impossible (‘The Help’ has NO directing/screenplay/editing nods), according to him, he would actually be tempted to predict ‘The Help’ as the Best Pic winner. In other words, the main challenger for ‘The Artist’ for Best Pic is NOT ‘Hugo’, but ‘The Help’ (the film contains a social message which is not present in ‘The Artist’, which might just work in the favor of ‘The Help’).

    I know I shouldn’t talk about other award bloggers like that over here, but I’m only conveying some information that I feel is necessary and important.

  • Seriously, doesn’t anyone else think that Liana Liberato’s performance in Trust was worthy of an oscar nomination?

  • Good call on Mulligan, it proved she was the best actress of her generation. It looks like Oscar are just waiting to give her the statuette.

    While I’m not as enamoured by Brooks as some, that was a definite snub. It’s a shame that we now live in the age of Twitter and actors can air out their grievances with the Academy like he did, he did have every right to be upset but also wasn’t the best idea to send that. And why did Patton Oswalt post a similar tweet, he was always way behind Jonah Hill.