I know I talk about David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo way too much, but it was basically my favorite movie of 2012 next to Young Adult. Coincidentally, both movies got fucked by the Oscars.
Theron for her spot-on portrayal of a painfully realistic woman with the maturity level of a five month-old Rottweiler.
The character, written by a subsequently more grown up Diablo Cody was passed over in every way. No best actress or picture. In other disappointing Young Adult/Academy Award news, if Jonah Hill deserves a supporting actror nom for Moneyball than Patton Oswalt should get one as well.
And did the people who decide these things even see The Help? Did they read the book? Do they understand that it wasn’t supposed to be a comedy? It’s uplifting and a good film but its velocity this year at awards show is extremely shocking to me.
Another good movie but bad nomination choice? I hate to say it, but Melissa McCarthy?? When did the ability to make people laugh equal stellar acting skills? She’s hilarious but Bridesmaids is the kind of movie that gets overlooked every single year, why pay attention now?
I don’t have much to say about David Fincher except, how is TGWTDT not better than The Social Network?
One more thing…Meryl Streep needs to remove herself from the running. It’s just not fair. Like Michael Jordan playing a pick-up game with four elementary students.
For a full list of nominees click HERE. The winners will be revealed on Sunday, February 26.