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And the Nominees Are: Analyzing the 88th Academy Award Nominations

We have our Oscar nominees. Let’s analyze them.

If you notice, not really once during this whole thing have I really got into what’s going to win and all that. Which is because, to me, the season is split into two halves… what’s gonna be nominated, and what’s going to win. I’m not gonna say what’s gonna win until I know what’s nominated. And I guess both. So now, we’re just hitting halftime, and starting tomorrow, it’s all second half.

But before we close the book on the first half and get started on the second, let’s see what got nominated, if we all saw it coming, talk about what surprised us, what seemed like a weird choice, and then completely forget about it. After this, I don’t care about what’s not here (I might mention it, but from here on out it’s irrelevant to the proceedings), it’s only about the categories and nothing else.

That said, let’s analyze the 2014 Oscar nominations: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “The case is unusual in that the defendants are charged with crimes committed in the name of the law. These men, together with their deceased or fugitive colleagues are the embodiment of what passed for justice during the Third Reich. The defendants served as judges during the period of the Third Reich. Therefore, you, Your Honors, as judges on the bench will be sitting in judgment of judges in the dock. And this is as it should be. For only a judge knows how much more a court is than a courtroom. It is a process and a spirit. It is the house of law. The defendants knew this, too. They knew courtrooms well. They sat in their black robes and they distorted, they perverted, they destroyed justice and law in Germany.”

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And the Nominees Are… The 88th Academy Award Nominations

It’s not yet 6am in Los Angeles, and the Oscar nominations are announced.

Only idiots like me are awake right now. I could have waited and seen the entire list posted once they were done, but I didn’t. I got up, and I sat out and typed up this entire list as they said it. Because that’s what I do.

The Oscars are my thing. I can’t explain it. This is what I’m willing to get up at 5 am for. I can’t explain it. Ask any girl I’ve ever dated. Actually, don’t do that. There are a few things I’ll get up at 5 am for.

Anyway, here are your 2015 Oscar nominations: (more…)