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by Sam Juliano

The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and for the most part they were in accord with all the predictors.  A few mild surprises like the unfortunate omission of Great Gerwig for Best director and the absence of Taron Egerton in the Best Actor lineup.  Personally I didn’t think Egerton deserves a nomination.  In any case the discussions are underway on social media and I have my own post which I will copy here:

Some initial observations on Oscar nomination announcement:

1. Joker leads with 11 nominations (I won’t even go there!)
2. 1917 nabs 10 (thrilled!)
3. Taron Egerton left off Actor (surprised but the right choice)
4. Little Woman gets Picture, Ronan, Pugh, music and script! (Yay!!!)
5. Hollywood snubbed for film editing!?!? (Bill Kamberger, what does this mean?)
6. Irishman scores 10 but sadly seems headed for only 1 win.
7. Parasite nabs six nominations (pretty much as predicted)
8. Honeyland score in documentary and international (Wow!!)
9. The Two Popes (Pryce, Hopkins) is obviously well-liked
10. Jo Jo Rabbit director tossed out as expected (But I much preferred Gerwig to Phillips)
11. Bravo on Antonio Banderas’ inclusion!
12. Obviously the lack of any recognition for two of my favorite films of the year (A Hidden Life and Waves) was expected but nonetheless ludicrous.
13. In actress I personally preferred Erivo to Lupito and Awkwafina, so i have no qualms there.

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