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Biggest 2011 Oscar Nomination Snubs, Including Christopher Nolan and Ryan Gosling

The Oscar Nominees: Here's Who They Missed

In the following excerpt from OnSugar blog Hollywood Big Shot, bigbowood shares a list of Oscar snubs from this morning's nominations. Read these picks, then weigh in with your own!

Best Picture: The Town

I must admit, I have yet to see this film. But I didn't hear a single bad thing about it, and it was THE front-runner just three months ago. My guess as to why it was overlooked: the most generic movie title ever (quite honestly, the generic title is part of what kept me from seeing it).

Best Actor: Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Do I think Ryan would have actually taken the statue if he had been nominated? No, it is CLEARLY Colin Firth's year (and having finally seen The King's Speech despite my aversion to costume dramas about royalty, I can tell you that his performance is phenomenal). But Ryan's performance is more deserving of a slot than Jesse Eisenberg's. That's not to say that Jesse is bad in The Social Network (he's great, actually); it just speaks to how fantastic Ryan is in Blue Valentine (I'll even go as far as saying he deserves a nomination more than Michelle Williams does for the same film).


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Best Actress: Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

This oversight is a crime, because A LOT of The Kids Are All Right hinges on Julianne, and she delivers even more than her nominated costar. But I wouldn't take away Annette Bening's nomination . . . I'd take away Nicole Kidman's. Rabbit Hole started off pretty good, but by the halfway point, it turns into a crappy boring mess of a movie that barely deserves a showing on Lifetime, and Nicole slips in and out of her accent so many times that I felt like I was watching Kevin Costner in Robin Hood. Just because Nicole cries the whole time doesn't mean she gave a great performance (if that were the case, then there are a lot of drunken college girls waiting for their Oscars).

Best Director: Christopher Nolan, Inception

Yes, Inception has its detractors. But even if you didn't care for the story (hell, take away the nomination for best original screenplay simply for having Ellen Page utter the words, "Wait, whose subconscious are we going through exactly?"), you have to admit that the scope of this film is so massive and complex that it deserves some recognition. If I were to strip another nominee of his nomination, I'd take it from Tom Hooper for The King's Speech. Yes, the acting is fantastic, and yes, part of that credit goes to the director. But the movie could have had a much bigger build to its climactic moment and could have also wisely ended after the said climax instead of aimlessly rambling on for another 10 minutes for no reason.

Now that you know bigbowood's list of Oscar snubs, it's your turn! Do you agree with this list? Have any others to add?

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ModeHaven ModeHaven 6 years
The Town was really great...I am now in love with Ben Affleck...Inception was awesome as well...great storyline and my boo Leonardo in ti made it even better.. :-)!!
lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
wow, I am amazed at how accurate and intelligent this commentary is (not saying I'm surprised or anything that there are smart people on here haha) - I completely agree with everything you said and the reasons you gave. the only thing I would edit is Best Director; I haven't seen The King's Speech so I'm not saying you're wrong, but I have seen The Social Network and True Grit and I believe Inception was a better directed movie than either of those. yes, The Social network is the best movie of the year, but not becuase of its direction. as for True Grit; I can't even think of the words to sum up how overrated the Coen Brothers are as directors - No Country For Old Men is the only film by either of them that deserved all it's accolades and that was only because it was virtually a scene-for-scene adaptation of Corman McCarthy's amazing novel. their directing skills are sub-par in my opinion. overall, I was content with the Oscar nominations this year. there were so many great acting performances that, although I definitely think Ryan Gosling deserved a nomination over Jesse Eisenberg and/or Jeff Bridges, I'm not broken up about it. however, Christopher Nolan being snubbed is a travesty, and one that lowers my opinion of the Academy Awards as a whole...
Kimberly-Timlick Kimberly-Timlick 6 years
I agree. Would have loved to see The Town in best picture category. Also loved Julianne Moore in the Kids are All Right.
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