I'm pretty pleased with the animation noms. Shaun the Sheep is there because the Academy loves Aardman as much as Pixar as far as nominations go. The fact I haven't heard of one of the animation noms (the French one) is a good sign. Anomalisa I've seen ads for lately. I'm intrigued by it, I really want to know what it's about before I make any non-visual judgement on it. I'm actually mixed on the look. It's very innovative, but a tad Uncanny Valley-ish. All I know for sure they aren't giving it to the Japanese animated film. They rarely do if any. At least these films are artistic in there merits instead of "gaawwww...
just pick a bunch of animated films out of lipservice" like the first awards for animated film were. Not going on that rant about Happy Feet getting nominated and winning when Satashi Kon's film was royally snubbed.
Meanwhile the song nominees once again show they have no taste in music. I honestly can't think of any original song from any movies I've seen this year, and I don't think the Bing Bong song counts (though it certainly became a tear jerking short piece). And what the heck?!?!
Fifty Shades of Grey gets a nom for song? Speaking of which...
On the other side of things, the Razzie Noms were announced a day earlier.
Now, I got on this on the Chipmunks thread. I don't like where the franchise went after the second film, the movies are for lowest common denominator 3-6 year olds. Do I think it deserves a Razzie? Meh. I really think Jem movie was snubbed
royally for "Worst Ripoff or Reboot" or whatever, and it's far more deserving than Chipmunks' "ugh! They made another one! How annoying" nom.
But It's nice to know while Fifty Sharts of Brown was undeserving nominated for best song, it's getting its fair share of completely deserved Razzie Noms. Pixels too. But if there's one thing I hope sweeps the Awards, it's Fantastic Four. Just for the sheer sake of it not needing to exist. It was made by a film company that wants to hold the less than lucrative rights to a franchise they failed with when the movies were (relatively) good and in spirit of FF's...well, batcrap insanity. And they still