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August 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm #191760
In my honest opinion that’s probably one of this biggest mistakes of 2011. I mean not even the visuals? I bet they haven’t seen the movie at all.
I think it deserved to make the cut for Picture, Directing, Writing and several technical categories. Even Elle Fanning is Oscar-worthy, I mean she’s definitely better than Janet McTeer in that dredful “Albert Nobbs”.
I’m so sad about the Oscar-snub. What do you think?August 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm #191762
Agreed. This was one of my top 5 favorites from that year. A fantastic film. 2011 wasn’t that strong a year and the Acadamy couldn’t even give it one nom? Maddening.
And yeah Elle Fanning was great.August 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm #191764
I wouldn’t say it was undeserving of a Best Pic nom. Best director and best screenplay? Nah.
Fanning is terrific in this, truly. An argument can certainly be made that she was worthy of a Supporting Actress nomination.
Visual effects were good, but I wasn’t crazy impressed by them TBH. The creature looked kinda weak IMHO, and I don’t just mean the design of it.
Sound design was excellent though, that should’ve gotten a nomination. I also LOVE Michael Giacchino’s score, he should’ve gotten a nomination.August 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm #191765
I don’t think that it would have made my personal line-up for any of the big categories, but I definitely got a lot of enjoyment out of it. The rapport between all of the kids was a big highlight, and I do always enjoy seeing Kyle Chandler in things.
I will say that almost any film would have been a better Best Picture nominee than Extremely Loud and Incredible Close. Outside of Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, and Jeffrey Wright, there isn’t much of anything in that film that I liked.August 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm #191766
It’s plain and simple.
The Academy Awards has a bias against science fiction films.August 15, 2015 at 4:21 pm #191767
Super 8 was a lot of fun! Joel Courtney is a revelation; the cast is very good.
But it was Sci-fi. Science Fiction simply doesnt translate for many many Oscar voters. I can count on one hand the number of high profile nominations and wins in this genre, which for some reason is either over the heads of X markers, especially the more complex, well-written and challenging ones.
At least they remembered Fredric March….no Max Schreck, Jeff Goldblum, or even Scarlett Johansson, and a litany of others who were more than worthy.
Gravity is not science fiction btw. And apparently, The French Connection is a worthier Oscar winner than A Clockwork Orange. O yes; those chase scenes were so, cutting edge….
Lol. Dont get me started. This entire genre bias makes me very, well, pissed off. Why beat around the bush.August 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm #191768
It didn’t make my line up for any category from what I recall.August 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm #191769
Although 2011 has got the most mistakes in the omissions and inclusions made by the Oscars in Christ knows how long.August 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm #191770
Although 2011 has got the most mistakes in the omissions and inclusions made by the Oscars in Christ knows how long.
Amen to that! I can sum up their mistakes this way:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close-2 noms
Drive-only 1 nom
50/50, Attack The Block, Shame, Weekend, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Pariah, Melancholia, Super 8, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Young Adult- All have NIL.August 15, 2015 at 10:11 pm #191771
“Super 8” didn’t really do it for me. I felt like J.J. Abrams took “E.T.,” extracted the subtlety and nuance, and added explosions. At the time I couldn’t quite understand why it was so heralded.August 16, 2015 at 11:52 am #191772
“Super 8” didn’t really do it for me. I felt like J.J. Abrams took “E.T.,” extracted the subtlety and nuance, and added explosions. At the time I couldn’t quite understand why it was so heralded.
I definitely get the ET comparison. It was exactly the same concept with the alien human relationship. However, my favorite part was the old popcorn flick feel of it all. That was refreshing. Also, the child actors were some of the best assembled since Mean Creek.