Watching Midnight In Paris, you can’t help but take note of Corey Stoll’s turn as Ernest Hemingway. Though his performance only played a comedic note, it also set up the conceit of the entire film and he was the only one you wanted to watch while onscreen. His Hemingway was a brash show-off whose method of wooing women involved killing lions in front of them. Shouldn’t a man like that win every award?
Many are surprised that Shame earned zero nods. It has everything the Academy normally loves. Penis and Carey Mulligan. Also, serious soul-searching and powerful drama for what that’s worth.
I believe this animated gif sums up this snub perfectly.
Does Patton Oswalt deserve a nomination for his role in Young Adult? Maybe, maybe not. But I’m certain of the fact that he deserves a nomination just for being Patton Oswalt. Someone give that man an Oscar just for being awesome.