So once again White People won the Oscar Awards nominations as no Black people were nominated for any of the big awards. This marks the second year running where racial diversity and the apparent lack in Hollywood has been an issue. This is even though two big film about African American, Straight Outta Compton and Creed did score nominations they were awarded to white people working on the film, the screenwriters of Straight Outta Compton and Sylvester Stallone for reprising his role of Rocky in Creed.
On to the nominations.
The Big Short- The financial crisis of 07-08 the movie
Bridge of Spies- Spielberg/Tom Hanks Cold War Drama
Brooklyn- Irish girl comes to America and fall for an Italian boy
Mad Max– It’s one long chase scene
The Martian- Rescuing Matt Damon yet again.
The Revenant- Leo DiCaprio gets mauled and survives, movie based on the life of Hugh Glass.
Room- Not a clue
Spotlight- Boston Globe breaks the story of the child sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Boston
Leo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass is seen by many to be the front runner in the race but we will see.
Bryan Cranston as Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
Matt Damon as lost on Mars
Michael Fastbender as Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne as the first Transgendered who went through sex reassignment surgery this seems like the other horse in the race
Cate Blanchett as Carol in Carol
Brie Larson in the movie Room
Jennifer Lawrence as a divorced mother of two who invents the Miracle Mop, loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano
Charlotte Rampling in a film I never heard of before 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan as the Irish girl who comes to America
It seems likely that we will have a first time winner in this category unless Alejandro Inarriutu can repeat and that has been a difficult thing to do, as only Joseph Mankiewicz and John Ford have done this back in the 40s.
Lenny Abrahamson- Room
Tom McCarthy- Spotlight
Adam McKay- Big Short
George Miller-Can the director of Happy Feet win? It sure would be amazing if he does.
Best Supporting Actor seems like it’s going to Sylvester Stallone
Animated Film Once again Pixar has it locked up with Inside Out unless Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa was any good, it looked pretty interesting.
Score it would be nice is Ennio Morricone finally won a Competitive Oscar, but who know how it will pan out.
On to the Worst, The 36th Golden Raspberry Award nominations came out a day before the Oscar Nominations. This is a difficult year as there are so many bad movies the past year from Jupiter Ascending and Pixels to Fantastic Four and 50 Shades of Grey.