84th Academy Awards Nominations

2012 Oscars Nominations
Of the two main categorizes (Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Achievment in Directing) some nominations are a bit of surprise to me. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for Best Motion Picture comes almost out of nowhere since I haven't read many rave reviews or reviews at all. On the plus side, a much deserving film The Tree of Life got a nomination as its director Terrence Malick.
The other films nominated are pretty much the ones that were mostly discussed by critics and specialists; The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse.
The directors nominated are Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist),Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Martin Scorsese (Hugo).
So, one of my New Year resolutions has been since two or three years to see all the films nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Of the last years I didn't get to see them all. Well, this year I will watch them all and post my predictions a few days before the ceremony.
What do you think of the 2012 Oscars nominations?


  1. There are several of the nominations that I don't think I want to see this year. War Horse is on the fence, and I really don't care about Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close. I've seen Moneyball, and liked it, but it shouldn't be a best picture nominee.

    I'm very happy to see Hugo getting a nomination, and I'm pulling for it to win.

    1. War Horse might be the film I'll miss if I have to miss one of the nominees... I'll looking forward to see Hugo and Moneyball too!
      I got assigned The Artist by The LAMB Devours the Oscars so I will catch it soon!

  2. I still need to see The Descendants, Hugo, War Horse, and Extremely Loud. I've wanted to see the first two anyway. The latter two, not so much, but I will try to see them now so I can review them. Of the ones I have seen so far, I only consider The Artist and Midnight in Paris to be Oscar worthy movies. Moneyball and The Help are good, but not great. Like a trophy wife, The Tree of Life is absolutely beautiful to look at, but when you need some depth it comes up a little lacking. (Sorry, I know you liked it.)

    1. Thanks for commenting Chip! I really loved Tree of Life but I respect that many people found many failings in some aspects of it...
      The Help is the kind of indie (I haven't seen) that looks like made to be Oscar nominated but that'll never win. Moneyball looks good but making only a presence... I think it is a close race between The Artist and Hugo... But I'll get back with more analysis when I'll see the films I still haven't seen!


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