So not a lot of surprises in today’s announcement of Oscar nominations, but a few glaring omissions and baffling oddities:
- No sign of Barney’s Version, except for a Makeup nomination (makeup?!) – why no Best Actor nom for Paul Giamatti? why no Best Picture nom?
- Toy Story 3 gets two best movie nominations: Best Picture and Best Animated Feature (could they not have made room for Barney’s Version in the former category?)
- Toy Story 3 gets a Writing (Adapted Screenplay) nomination – again, why not Barney’s Version?
- No makeup nom for Black Swan (which would have made more sense than Barney’s Version).
I will admit my own personal bias and say that I liked Barney’s Version a lot. But WTF, Academy?!
For a full list of nominations, see the Academy website: http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/83/nominees.html