Almost as good as the cats who played the cat in Inside Llewyn
And in supporting actress...will Jennifer Lawrence be able to try those stairs again this year?
Sorry, that was...catty. But she seems to be able to do no wrong this year...
@bob, can you explain to me why they make the noms so early?
Thanks, Bob...we'll catch you again before the big night.
Lawrence is America's sweetheart. She took the title from Anne Hathaway, who was America's Sweetheart for the two hours between her Oscar win and Lawrence's.
I think Lawrence could have a real challenger in Lupita Nyong'o (and should)
It seemed like there was going to be a shift in trimming down the awards season a few years ago, when they moved the awards to Feb., but it seems to have pushed to March again. Self-congratulation is all the rage.
(It's also funny how people don't really talk about Julia Roberts)
Roberts was great in that role, and I love Sally Hawkins, too. This is a strong category. But there's history here - Anne Hathaway, Mira Sorvino, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Zeta-Jones, etc. Winners here are women the voters want to sleep with.
And before we go....thoughts on Supporting Actor...
@Ruth Wait we're not going to talk about Song or Documentary?? I'm holding out!
My thoughts on supporting actor - please not Jonah Hill.
@Rachel...We may not have time! But we will do another chat about the Oscars closer to the big night. Just in case, you know, anyone wants to revise their predictions....
I thought they might go sentimental with Gandolfini
@themovieguys I, too, was surprised at the Gandolfini shutout, except the whole film was shut out.
Bradley Cooper's hair counts as transformation! Apparently it took 3 hours per day.
Yeah, I thought maybe ENOUGH SAID might be in the script category, but I guess their indie film carrot dangle went to BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
(I also think Oscar really, really digs 70s set pieces.)
the best thing about Coop's performance was his Louis CK impression.
Also worth noting that Joaquin was shut out for Her as well.
Barkhad Abdi is quite a story. Apparently he's had to ask off of work from his regular job in Minnesota to go around and promote CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. Remarkable performance for a non-actor. (who's certainly an actor now)
And ScarJo, who was great.
OK, panel -- rapid fire. Any final thoughts on the nominations before we go?
Please Mr. Kennedy was robbed.
And shout out to Owen Pallett and the other Butler brother in Arcade Fire: Go Canada.
I cannot believe that Inside Llewellyn Davis was shut out of Original Song. Also, Taylor Swift.
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is my pick for #1 movie of the year, so I'm happy to see six nods for it, with a real chance in about half of those categories.
Joaquin...how great of you to join us ... we did discuss that a little earlier, though. :)
He's still here? (see what I did there?)
I do want to bring it back around to diversity. This slate of nominations is a strong indicator of who is voting, and what they are choosing to pay attention to.
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