So, if you haven’t heard, the Oscar nominees were announced today.
(If you’re looking for a run-down of the nominees, head here)
A lot is being made about the Oscar snubs, and I’ve got to say: what’s the big deal?
So what if Gran Torino wasn’t nominated for Best Picture, and Clint Eastwood wasn’t nominated for Best Actor?
It really doesn’t matter, because I don’t think Gran Torino had any chance in either category. You know what I mean?
The whole Oscar-snubs type of arguments is directly related to to sports and All-Star games, though the Oscars do actually mean something. But if you saw the Golden Globes, or even just the winners, you’ve seen the favorites for each of the major awards. And I don’t think that there’s going to be that much of a difference between the GG and the AA.
Slumdog Millionaire is (seemingly) the favorite for every category it’s in, Mickey Rourke is the favorite for Best Actor and Heath Ledger is a shoe-in for Best Supporting Actor.
I guess, with all of this being said, the only thing that is disappointing is that The Dark Knight wasn’t nominated for Best Picture. I personally think it deserved it, even though I haven’t yet seen The Reader, which was (allegedly) the final film to make it in to the Best Picture nominees.
The Oscars air on Feb. 22.