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03 March 2010

Oscars 2010: Sunday Night Scamfest, Part Dos

Ta da! the Best Supporting categories and the Best Animated Feature category.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Deserves it: Christoph Waltz- Sorry all other nominees, you just got trounced by the best. Better luck next time.

Doesn’t deserve it: Hard to say… I would almost say that no one else deserves it after watching Waltz explode the competition, but in all honesty, Tucci was great, but not as amazing as Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, David Morse, Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce (read the screwed section for my reasons for repeating the above names). You’re not fooling anyone, Academy.

Screwed: Robert Duvall- Two times last year Robert Duvall created absolutely vital performances out of minor characters, once in John Hillcoat’s The Road, and again in Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart. You the man, Mr. D.
Guy Pearce- Pearce worked overtime to show us his chops as well, once in Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker and again in Hillcoat’s The Road. Why isn’t The Road up for anything, btw?
David Morse- The Hurt Locker, once again (big surprise), gives us something amazing in David Morse, who can creep out the bravest of lions with simply a look.
Nicholas Furu- His bowl-cut intensity is Day Lewis-esque as he stuns portly Zach G in The Hangover. Best casting ever.

Note: LIsten up, Academy. The next time you want to add on some "regular folks" movies to your Best Film category, get your eyes on the prize and pick things that actually deserve it, like frickin The Hangover! 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Deserves it: Mo’Nique- Again, I didn’t see Precious, but even the trailer shows that Mo’Nique had the stuff to blow the competition away.

Doesn’t deserve it: Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga- Sorry, ladies. It just didn’t do it for me.

Screwed: Jullianne Moore- Moore was revelatory in Tom Ford’s devastatingly beautiful A Single Man. But the Academy thought Vera Farmiga was better…
Sari Lennick- Again, A Serious Man gets the snub. That’s a serious mistake, Academy.
Heather Graham- No love for Graham’s sunshine at a picnic performance in one of the best comedies in years. Go watch that final scene between Graham and Ed Helms again and try to disagree with me. A shame. At least Sigourney Weaver didn’t get an effing nod for her tough chick caricature in Avatar (gag).

Best Animated Feature
Deserves it: Fantastic Mr. Fox- Wes Anderson crafts a film that will endure forever, and voice talents that set a new standard for turning it out. Just superb.

Doesn’t deserve it: The pickings are too slim for me to hate. I’ll take a semi-competent animated film anytime.

Screwed: Not really enough options out there for me to comment.

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