Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oscar Nominations

For those who don't know, today was the day the Academy announced the nominations for the Oscars.  I've never really cared much in the past, but this year was a little different.  1.  Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss in the Hunger Games movie) was announcing the nominations.  And 2. I (along with a lot of other Harry Potter fans) was really hoping the final Harry Potter movie would get some nominations.

I watched the video of Jennifer and the Academy president announcing the "main" nominations when I got home from school.  Before I watched the video, I already knew that Harry Potter was nominated in three categories, and none of these would be mentioned in the video.  I'm a bit dissapointed that Harry Potter didn't get a bigger nomination, but at least it got some.  It's nominated in visual effects, make up, and art direction.  I really hope it wins all three, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Although, some people related to Harry Potter did get nominated for other films.  Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) and Kenneth Branagh (Gildory Lockhart) were both nominated as well as Christopher Columbus who directed the first two movies.  There may have been some others as well that I didn't catch.  I'll definitely be cheering for all of them as well!

Other than that, I haven't really seen many of the movies nominated, so most of it means nothing to me.  There are quite a few that I want to see, but haven't gotten the chance to yet.  I'm sure hearing the Oscar hype for some of these movies will just make me want to see them more.

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