Thursday, January 10, 2013
Oscar nominations: WTF?
Please don't misunderstand: I have no serious quarrel with this year's selections by the Motion Picture Academy for Oscar nominations. But the list unveiled Thursday morning is rife with inclusions and omissions that seem more than a little... well, shall we say peculiar? Or, perhaps more precisely, flabbergasting?
My instant analysis, for what it's worth: The front runners are Lincoln, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emmanuelle Riva, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Not necessarily saying these are my selections -- but I think that's how Academy members will vote.
You can read my CultureMap.com Oscar coverage here.