January 24, 2012

Anyone else bummed that 50/50 didn't get any Oscars love? However, here are (tenuously linked) Twilighty nominations

You do not know how long it took me to find a "sparkly" Oscar statue - that shizz is intentional!

I don't think I'm the only TwiCracker who's disappointed that 50/50 (co-starring both Twilight's Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard and distributed throught Summit) missed out on any nod from the Academy...

Both the story and performances were stellar and, as much as I love Melissa McCarthy *Holla Gilmore Girls!* I'm don't feel Bridesmaids was more deserving by far.

However, Twilighty related nominations for the Oscars 2012 do include:
This morning, The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence doled out the 2012 Academy Award nominations, and while none of the Twilight Saga castmembers or filmmakers were directly nominated, there were a few nods of interest toTwilight fans. 
For starters, in the Best Picture category, two Twilight cast mate films were picked - The Help, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard ("Victoria" in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), and Midnight In Paris, which stars Michael Sheen ("Aro" - Volturi). Midnight In Paris also received several other nominations, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. 
Both castmates are featured very prominently in these films, so they are probably pretty ecstatic about this news. Two of Howard's The Help co-stars, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer received Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominations as well. Spencer, by the way, was one of the first to react to this weekend's birth of Howard's new daughter. 
Gil Birmingham's Rango (he voiced the character "Wounded Bird" for the film), meanwhile, was nominated for Best Animated Feature. That's about as good as it can get with these animated pictures, so congrats to Gil and the wholeRango team. 
Next up, actor Demian Bichir was nominated for Best Actor for his work in Summit Entertainment's A Better Life - a film which was directed by The Twilight Saga: New Moondirector Chris Weitz
Finally, there were a few technical nominations for Twilightcast films as well, including Best Costume Design forAnonymous (which stars Xavier Samuel and Jamie Campbell Bower) and Best Makeup for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (which features Bower).
- Lorabell

2 comments:

  1. You know, I don't really care for award shows. Every year it's the same nominee's year after year. George Clooney and Brad fricken Pitt getting rewarded for making boring movies kinda ticks me off. At least this year Gary Oldman was nominated.

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  2. Holla to Melissa McCarthy FOR SHIZ. Gilmore Girls ftw. :)

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