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Oscars 2013: Who Missed Out
The good, the deserving and the plain unlucky

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Oscars 2013: Who Missed Out | Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow

Category: Best Director
Film: Zero Dark Thirty

If there was one vote for every bazillion column inches of newsprint generated by Kathryn Bigelow and her CIA thriller, the Best Director category would have been sewn up long ago. Overlooking the film’s nuance, the rumblings about CIA leaks and its depiction of torture didn’t play well with Academy voters, it seems. Despite Zero Dark Thirty’s Best Film nomination, Bigelow joins Ben Affleck and Tom Hooper on the list of surprise director omissions, making her possibly the first director to miss out for a movie that was apparently both too right wing and not right wing enough all at the same time. At least she already has one Oscar to comfort her on this misfortune.

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Best editing-Cloud Atlas, by miles. Best Actor-Liam Neeson in The Grey. Best makeup-Cloud Atlas. Samuel L and Leo deserve supporting actor nods too. More

Posted by dubster on Thursday January 17, 2013, 21:09

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Marion Cotillard undoubtedly should have got a nomination and should really win the Oscar too. The biggest omission for me - besides Ben Affleck for Best Director - is no nod for Sam Rockwell as Best Supporting Actor in Seven Psychopaths!!!! More

Posted by ianjohnston81 on Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:04

3 TDKR
I didn't expect too many nominations for TDKR, but I think it is inexcusable not to have nominated Wally Pfister for his outstanding cinematography, I don't care if he's already won, doesn't mean his work isn't still great. Nice to see Roger Deakins get the nod though :) More

Posted by jordieb on Wednesday January 16, 2013, 22:35

4 Best Score?!?!
Why is Beasts of the Southern Wild not included in this category? Of the list I've only seen Skyfall and Life of Pi and while those are both great scores (Skyfall beats Life of Pi in my opinion) neither are better than Beasts. I downloaded it as soon as I saw the film and it instantly brings back the feelings while watching it. I can only think it must not have been eligible. For me the best score of the year by far. More

Posted by seven28uk on Wednesday January 16, 2013, 13:46

5 RE:
Leo DiCaprio and Samuel L Jackson both for supporting actors in Django, for sure. Both excellent performers and both long overdue statuettes. More

Posted by magicwings on Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:36

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Oh and Song of the Lonely Mountain from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for Best Original Song. More

Posted by thisiscarlijn on Wednesday January 16, 2013, 07:19

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Totally agree with Cloud Atlas. For Best Picture, Best Editing (it's seriously impressive how they have pulled it off, not to mention different than any other movies we've ever seen) and Best Adapted Screenplay, like the other person suggested. Perhaps also for Best Special Effects. More

Posted by thisiscarlijn on Wednesday January 16, 2013, 07:17

8 Here it comes..
Leonardo DiCaprio (YES) Supporting Actor Lawless Adapted Screenplay Perks of Being a Wallflower Adapted Screenplay TDKR for Cinematography + CHRIS NOLAN for director? :( More

Posted by BabsyBuck on Wednesday January 16, 2013, 02:23

9 GUY PEARCE
where was Guy Pearce for LAWLESS .... what about richard gere for ARBITRAGE ... Mary Elizabeth Winstead in SMASHED ... matthew mcconaughey in MAGIC MIKE More

Posted by bill the butcher on Wednesday January 16, 2013, 01:06

10 Supporting Actor
Disappointed to see no love for Jude Law. Everyone seems to have forgotten just how brilliant he was in Anna Karenina, despite a lot of buzz around his performance at the time. Pity. :( More

Posted by Garet6 on Tuesday January 15, 2013, 20:49

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The Master and The Imposter are the inexcusables this year. More

Posted by Judge on Monday January 14, 2013, 23:36

12 Best Picture, Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay...
Cloud Atlas. Seriously. Where the fuck is it? More

Posted by ChesterCopperpot on Monday January 14, 2013, 20:50

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Best Movie and Director: The Master More

Posted by thornhill on Monday January 14, 2013, 17:22

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Cotillard really should have been nominated, she was incredible in Rust & Bone. Not a big fan of the film itself, though. More

Posted by Whistler on Monday January 14, 2013, 14:34

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