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Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Oscar Reactions

Great to see "Beasts of the Southern Wild" get four major nods, including shocker (but deserved) for Best Director.   Glad to see Tarantino and Bigelow skipped there--protests obviously had some effect.  But Mark Boal got "original screenplay" nod for "Zero Dark Thirty," although should be in adapted screenplay category--adapted from CIA briefings.

Pleased that "Searching for Sugarman" got one for best doc, along with other very fine ones I've seen "The Invisible War" and "Surviving a Plague," plus "5 Cameras" and "The Gatekeepers."  Suddenly "Silver Linings" looks like major contender for Best Picture, which I can't see--okay flick but nothing more (although in Hollywood these days, one of best, I guess).  "Argo" much better.  Otherwise slim pickings indeed. "The Master" was weak but Phoenix rose, fine.

Sorry to see "Beasts" did not get original music nod.  What they skipped:

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