Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees: Best Cinematography

My predictions: 2/5, picking only “Gravity” and “Inside Llewyn Davis”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: The Grandmaster, Gravity, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, Prisoners

At least this category is somewhat interesting. “12 Years a Slave” not being here is utterly ridiculous, but I’m more upset about the fact that “Rush,” which I thought would be a lock for its incredible lensing, isn’t just not here but is in fact nowhere to be found in any technical category. This is also one of only two nominations for “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a film that bombed today. “The Grandmaster” netted this and a costume design bid while missing out in the Best Foreign Film race, and this is the only mention for “Prisoners,” which is good since that film didn’t belong anywhere else, if even here. It’s nice to see “Nebraska,” a well-shot film, and, of course, the half-nauseating but so terrifically-filmed “Gravity.”

My current bet to win: Hard to know, but probably Gravity.

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