The Oscar nominations are due out later today and of course many films, actors, directors have been rumoured to be nominated or even win. I enjoy the Oscars but the problem I have with them is that it seems very political. For starters War Horse WILL be nominated and it isn't because it is an overly brilliant film, it is because it is a war film directed by Mr Spielberg. If Spielberg makes a film that is released at this time of year and it involves the war he WILL be nominated.
Scorcese is another one. Don't get me wrong I admire his work but he WILL be nominated as he has made something out of the ordinary in Hugo. It seems to be the same people every year and also seems to be the same types of films that win it.
I don't want to stipulate too much about what is going to be nominated as we won't know till later today and I may be completely wrong, but the predictions are all your typical Oscar film.
Drive isn't rumoured to be nominated! Nor is Ryan Gosling when he was in three films this year and he was ace in Drive. Gary Oldman isn't even rumoured for a nomination and he was brilliant in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. As a matter of fact the film isn't even a prediction.
I personally feel Andy Serkis deserves at least a nomination for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I watched the special features of the Blu-Ray and his performance in the motion capture was unbelievably ape like. He was brilliant. But don't be silly we can't have a man playing an ape be nominated for such a prestigious award.
This is my problem with the Oscars. Like most awards they seem very political and it means smaller movies that were just as brilliant won't have a chance of winning. However. don't get me wrong, some of the nominations are fully deserved.
BEST PICTURE: War Horse, The Help, The Artist, Moneyball, Tree of Life, Hugo, The Descendants.
BEST ACTOR: Clooney (The Descendants), DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Fassbender (Shame), Pitt (Moneyball).
BEST ACTRESS: Streep (The Iron Lady), Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin), Davis (The Help).
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Brookes (Drive), Nolte (Warrior), Hill (Moneyball), Plummer (Beginners).
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Chastain (The Help), Spencer (The Help), Woodley (The Descendants).
BEST DIRECTOR: Allen (Midnight In Paris), Malick (The Tree of Life), Scorcese (Hugo), Hazanavicious (The Artist).
Find out the nominations tomorrow.