Oscar Noms Announced, Stuhlbarg Snubbed

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning, which means that actor Michael Stuhlbarg got the phone call this morning– he wasn’t nominated for his performance in A Serious Man.

I don’t really know if it would have made the difference or not, but perhaps, next time, his PR flacks shouldn’t have played it so safe for his Oscar campaign and, instead, agreed to letting the nebbishe thespian partake in a photo shoot with us. (They turned us down twice last month, and the ideas weren’t that wackadoo.)

Best Picture


The Blind Side

District 9

An Education

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds


A Serious Man


Up in the Air

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

James Cameron, Avatar

Lee Daniels, Precious

Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

George Clooney, Up in the Air

Colin Firth, A Single Man

Morgan Freeman, Invictus

Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Helen Mirren, The Last Station

Carey Mulligan, An Education

Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Damon, Invictus

Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress

Penélope Cruz, Nine

Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart

Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

Mo’Nique, Precious

Best Adapted Screenplay

Neil Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9

Nick Hornby, An Education

Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci, In the Loop

Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Best Original Screenplay

Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, A Serious Man

Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, Up

Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, The Messenger

Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Film


Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Princess and the Frog

The Secret of Kells


Best Foreign Film


El Secreto de Sus Ojos

The Milk of Sorrow

A Prophet

The White Ribbon

What do you think?

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8 Responses

  1. joshua_neuman

    I think the biggest slight is THE MAID, which should have at least been nominated for Best Foreign Film.

  2. Puck

    Everyone realises Avatar was a shithouse cheesy popcorn film, right?
    So now it’s not so much “Best” picture as “Highest Grossing”.
    Sandra Bullock up for an Oscar…oh my.

  3. Jewface Killah

    Wow, Stuhlbarg even gets gypped in the comments.

    Sandra has a nice ass.

  4. Oliver

    Nominations or not, we have to remember the gift that G-d gave the Coens the gift to bestow such a special movie to such a special people.

  5. Puck

    …right…’cos G-d really gives a fuck about movie production.
    He wont intervene to save Haiti from an earthquake but come Oscar season, he’s all over the place.
    What nonsense.


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