Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Oscar Nominees Announced
If you want to see the complete list of Oscar nominees, here it is. At first glance, I'd say it's pretty good... I'm very glad that Amy Adams got her deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The one glaring omission is the failure to nominate Werner Herzog's Grizzy Man for Best Documentary Feature, since it was easily one of the best films, period, of the year (the bounce occured earlier than this round, though). It's heartening that more documentaries actually get domestic American distribution these days, and the field always tends to be deep... but the Herzog omission recalls the 1994 snub of Hoop Dreams. Still, for the Academy, this is pretty damn good list. This year, without a runaway, traditional Hollywood blockbuster, the pickings for the major awards contain more indies and semi-indies/mini-majors. 2005 featured some quiet, fine work... and in several categories I'd be pleased with any of the nominees winning.