It’s not like I didn’t completely lose faith in the Oscars a long time ago after the Titanic debacle of 1998, but I’m still surprised at how easy it is to cleanly split this year’s nominees in two categories.
Decent to Actual Excellent Movies: The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, Philomena, Captain Phillips
Movies That Belong in the Trash How Did They Even Get Here: Gravity, American Hustle, Her, Nebraska
I mean, there’s no middle ground! Last year’s nominees were much better despite Silver Linings Playbook! Remarkable.
Hey, Good Movies You Could Have Nominated Instead: Don Jon, Frances Ha, Breathe In, Short Term 12, The Way Way Back, The Invisible Woman, Trance.
As for foreign language, sadly I’ve only seen The Hunt and it was almost a year ago… but it was good? I don’t know, neither Wadjda nor Like Father Like Son were nominated, so frankly what the hell.
I’m going to bed, wake me up if Jonah Hill wins.