No red-carpet appearance from Oprah. Despite all its buzz earlier in the year, Lee Daniels’ The Butler didn’t receive one single solitary nomination. It goes to show that you just have to release your fancy movies in December. You just have to.
I thought this was the one big movie of the year and was going to win everything!
–Her received loads of attention, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, but no acting nod for Joaquin Phoenix. Bummer!
Emma Thompson – Not even a spoon full of sugar will help this bitter pill go down. Saving Mr. Banks was Ms. Thompson’s film. Her turn as the difficult, to say the least, Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers should have seen her as one of the ladies getting that nomination today.
Tom Hanks was snubbed as well as Director Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips gets a nom but the director whose vision it was doesn’t? Nothing new for the Academy but more wrong than usual in this case.
After the golden globes, I am surprised by quite a few of these snubs!