The nominees for the 84th Academy Awards were announced this morning with pretty much all of the films and actors you’d expect making the cut. However, there were a few surprises. Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids, Nick Nolte for Warrior, and Jonah Hill for Moneyball for starters.
With every list of nominees, there are inevitable snubs. Here’s a rundown of the actors and films we feel should at least be considered by the dillhole Academy.
Granted, The Artist has charm out the ass. But one can’t deny the contributions of George Valentin’s canine sidekick, played excellently by Uggie, who kept perfect pace with the film’s leads. He can do it all! Jump up and down, pull people out of quicksand, skateboard! And check out that pic! Dude is packing some serious Fassbender. Hell, is it too late to make him the Oscars host?
Andy Serkis got a ton of buzz for his work in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Deservedly so. The master of motion capture brought Caesar to life, giving the character more complex emotions than traditional animation could ever provide that really shaped the film’s more heartbreaking moments.
This snub doesn’t appear to be directly pointed at Serkis as an actor, but more so at the technique of motion-capture itself. Another HUGE snub goes to The Adventures of Tintin in the animated category. That movie is pure awesome and didn’t get a nod. Yet, Puss In Boots makes the list despite its animated style having been featured on screens in four other movies over the past 11 years.