It’s The Schleicher Spin’s annual “Box of Kittens” consolation prize to those snubbed by the Academy. A lot of kitties in boxes will be going out this year.
My dear Kirsten, you tried to pull a Natalie Portman, but l’Academie snubbed you. Michael Fassbender, you starred in every film under the sun (hey, it worked for Jessica Chastain – nominated for the least of her roles in The Help) but it didn’t get you a nod.
Also snubbed this year – Tilda Swinton, Charlize Theron, Albert Brooks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Patton Oswalt and Michael Shannon.
But cheer up, the kitties are on their way.
Rooney Mara, Gary Oldman and Terrence Malick – congrats – I thought you were going to get snubbed, too, but you snuck in. No kitties for you.
Here are your Nominees for Best Picture, which I predict to be a two-horse race between the year’s most overrated films, The Descendants and The Artist, with Scorsese’s out-of-character Hugo as the dark horse:
- War Horse
- The Descendants
- The Artist
- The Tree of Life (hooray!)
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (what? really?)
- Midnight in Paris
- The Help