Re: TDKR Oscar Chances? - Part 1
Originally Posted by J.Howlett
The nominations mean absolutely nothing except for the crew members who never really get recognized in this industry. There's some absolutely stunning technical work doing by this crew and the industry just frankly ignored not only this film, but Prometheus and the Master. From a technical standpoint, you could argue only Spielberg's Lincoln being in the same category as Prometheus, Rises, and the Master. That's it.
And let's be honest, we all know why Rises was ignored this year. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out.
I've been pretty secure in my opinion of Rises, this director, and this trilogy for months now. I don't need the nominations for validation whatsoever but come on, there's some ******** on this list of nominations this year. Just calling a spade a spade.
Again, seriously, no Master for cinematography?! Is Hollywood that pissed at PT Anderson for tackling, however vaguely, Scientology? Because the lack of cinematography nomination for that film sure smells like it. The same could be said for Bigelow and the smear campaign against her. There's no reason whatsoever that she doesn't get a nomination for Best Director other than it being a smear campaign against her, considering the controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty. It's pathetic.
I don't doubt that the shooting may have played a factor in individual voters. But come on man the whole Academy membership votes in secret on these things. I don't believe there was some vast conspiracy to say "don't vote for that, we don't want the negative publicity."
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