Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Inglourious Basterds Oscar nominations [updated]

Like millions of other Oscar lovers, I watched with abated breath as the Academy announced the 2009 Oscar nominations. So far, Inglourious Basterds has been nominated in 8 categories that were announced live a few moments ago, they are:

Best Picture: Inglourious Basterds - Lawrence Bender
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds
Best Director: Quentin Tarantino
Film Editing
Sounding Editing
Sound Mixing

No other acting nominations besides the wonderful Waltz, I was hoping either Kruger, Laurent, or Fassbender would pull surprises, but the academy went with the flow and was safe.

More Oscar coverage as I learn of the other categories that Basterds was nominated in.

Ok, after reviewing the full list of nominees and seeing which films and performances made the cut, my usual whine mode clicked on as I realize who was snubbed and who got in. I'm really, really pissed that The Road didn't get shit. Not even Cinematography which is a great category to be nominated in and win IF you get fucked over in all other categories. Also, I realize that IB was not listed in Costume or Art Direction. That is a snub of the highest order and would have given the Basterds 10 nominations, and don't get me started with an 11th by having another valuable cast member nominated.

Last night, I used redbox for the first time to rent 'The Hurt Locker', and OMG, that movie was brilliant! I would not be irritated in the least if it won Best Picture, and Kathryn Bigelow would absolutely deserve Best Director. But I'm still rooting for Basterds. And although I have seen and completely enjoyed Avatar, it does not deserve to win Best Picture of Best Director.

So, these next 5 weeks are going to be a trip. I reckon Michael Fassbender need not bother to get his tux steam cleaned for the March 7th ceremony. Besides, he'll be busy filming in Ireland/New Mexico on 'Knockout'.


Michele Emrath said...

I must say I think Kruger was overrated in that movie. But Waltz DEFNITELY deserved the Golden Globe, and he sure deserves that Oscar! I would have agreed with Fassbender for you, but no where to putting him up against Waltz, and that's not right.

I'm a Redbox fan, though sometimes the movies come out a little scratched and we can't get through them. I still need to watch The Hurt Locker!


Simone said...

Of the two girls, I though Melanie deserved a supporting actress nom for sure. And I thought that if Michael were to be nominated, it would have placed the Weinstein Co. in an awkward position. Ultimately, I've believed all the long, like everyone else, that Christoph deserves that Oscar.

Redbox is very convenient and affordable. The Hurt Locker is brilliant, and last night, I rented District 9. Both have been nominated for Best Pic.