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Which snub surprised you the most?

Which snub surprised you the most this year? Albert Brooks? Michael Fassbender? Tilda Swinton?

 
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I don't know how Drive didn't get more nominations. I find it hard not to put it above Tree of Life or Extremely Loud Incredibly Close for best picture and it feels like the academy treated Albert Brooks the way Bernie Rose treated everyone in the movie.

 
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I was definitely the most surprised by Swinton, in the acting categories, that is. I knew Mara was going to end up getting in, but I was sure Close would be the one to fall out. The most surprising snub in any of the categories, and one that's gone surprisingly under the radar, is no Art Direction nomination for "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'". It's surprising because it seemed to be the one thing the film was certain to get, yet the film managed to show up in other places, and major categories like Best Actor (thank god) and adapted screenplay. It got bumped out by "War Horse" and, more surprisingly, "Midnight in Paris".

 
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Hero

Albert Brooks pisses me off, and the overall poor showing for Drive make me sad, but I wasn't especially surprised. I've got to agree that TTSS not getting an Art Direction nom is a shock. How that was overlooked in favor of, well, everything except Hugo, is flat out bizarre.

 
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Albert Brooks pisses me off, and the overall poor showing for Drive make me sad, but I wasn't especially surprised. I've got to agree that TTSS not getting an Art Direction nom is a shock. How that was overlooked in favor of, well, everything except Hugo, is flat out bizarre.

Yes, that's very, very bizarre. I still don't know why it happened, but there was more to 'Midnight in Paris' than met the I methinks and the art directors branch recognized it.

 
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Actually, I'm going to say 'Arthur Christmas' in the Animated Feature category. Did not see that coming. I thought if it had been a three nominee year, it would be 'Rango' versus 'The Adventures of Tintin' and 'Arthur Christmas' just happy to be there, unless maybe mocap tanked 'The Adventures of Tintin,' which it apparently did. It was the only movie besides 'Rango' and 'The Adventures of Tintin' to even win another Best Animated Feature award, in a couple of regional critics group. It was kind of the 'Midnight in Paris' of the Animated Feature race; the one everyone was predicting to be nominated, but noone was predicting to win.

Unless 'Kung Fu Panda 2' can pull off that series second upset at the Annies (it does have the most nominations), 'Rango' has pretty much no competition. I'm almost hoping 'Kung Fu Panda 2' does, because I did like that movie (though not as much as
'Rango'), and it will at least give the category some suspense.

 
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Hero
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Yes, that's very, very bizarre. I still don't know why it happened, but there was more to 'Midnight in Paris' than met the I methinks and the art directors branch recognized it.

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Actually, MiP doesn't bother me. The HP:DH 2 art direction frankly annoyed me, because they changed so much from the pervious films that you didn't know where you were half the time and decided to film a hugely pivotal scene (Snape's death) in a location we'd never seen before. And since I can't remember who the other nominee is, I'll assume it didn't deserve to be there half as much as TTSS.

 
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Michael Fassbender. The man had a year that was up there among the greatest in recent memory. Its actually a tragedy. I saw three of his films in theaters and every time I finished the film his performance was the most memorable thing. Fassbender has so much power and charisma and such a strong screen presence. And instead a guy getting a lifetime achievment nod got nominated (Oldman).

The other major snub to me is the Drive Score. One of the best I've ever heard in a film.

 
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