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  • Writer's pictureValerie A. Higgs

The Nominations Are In



I completely forgot about the announcement because of a particularly chatty (but very nice) Uber driver.  I usually like complete silence in the morning, but he was making me laugh a little bit and we talked the entire 90-minute commute (thanks to DC traffic).

 

I got to the office, settled in, then saw the headlines.  Whoops!  After a quick posting on the Facebook page, I went to the website to see who was nominated. 

 

Best Director Noms:

ANATOMY OF A FALL

Justine Triet

 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Martin Scorsese

 

OPPENHEIMER

Christopher Nolan

 

POOR THINGS

Yorgos Lanthimos

 

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Jonathan Glazer

 

Best Picture Noms:

AMERICAN FICTION

Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson and Jermaine Johnson, Producers

 

ANATOMY OF A FALL

Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, Producers

 

BARBIE

David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, Producers

 

THE HOLDOVERS

Mark Johnson, Producer

 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Lupi, Producers

 

MAESTRO

Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

 

OPPENHEIMER

Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan, Producers

 

PAST LIVES

David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, Producers

 

POOR THINGS

Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone, Producers

 

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

James Wilson, Producer

 

And of course, my other concern…

 

Music (Original Score) Noms:

AMERICAN FICTION

Laura Karpman

 

INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY

John Williams

 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Robbie Robertson

 

OPPENHEIMER

Ludwig Göransson

 

POOR THINGS

Jerskin Fendrix

 

There were a few snubs, such as Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig for Barbie, and Leonardo di Caprio for Killers of the Flower Moon. 

 

Ryan Gosling oddly received a nod for his role in Barbie.  Everyone is talking about how the main actor in a movie about Barbie and feminism is the only main nomination.  Sounds about right [rolls eyes].  America Ferrera finally received a nod for her role in Barbie after being snubbed at other award ceremonies – if you remember she delivered the devastating monologue about what it’s like to be a woman.

 

One female director received a nomination: Justine Triet for Anatomy of a Fall.  There is talk about how it seems that only one woman could ever receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director in the same year.

 

Leo got passed over, which continues to be wild to me.  I haven’t watched the movie yet, but he usually delivers great performances.  On the upside, his co-star, Lily Gladstone, made history with her nomination for best actress.

 

I predicted Saltburn would somehow end up somewhere on this list, but I was incorrect.  Golden Globe nominees Rosamund Pike and Barry Keoghan did not even get nods.  Oh well.  A rewatch is on the menu for the next week or so.  And we still have hope for a win at the BAFTAs in a few weeks. 

 

Looking forward to finishing the rest of the movies on the Best Picture nomination list.  So far I have watched Barbie, Oppenheimer, and The Holdovers. 


Good luck everyone!


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