Oscar Nominations Are Out! Any Comedies?

Hey Boys and Girls!

As you know the Oscar nominations have been announced and the usual big hitters are getting nominated….but what about comedies? Have any been nominated in any category? Let’s take a look!

Ratatouille with an Oscar!

Ratatouille with an Oscar!

I can safely say that after Judd Apatow’s vocal support for a separate comedy category at the Oscars last november, Academy voters have finally begun to look at comedies as a viable and worthy Oscar recipient, with 9 comedies getting nominations in various categories. Let’s take a look at the different ones that have been nominated:

The Artist

Nominated in 10 different categories The Artist is by the most successful comedy in the Oscars….go go go and laugh!

Uggie from The Artist Should Have Been Nominated for a Best Actor Award....

Uggie from The Artist Should Have Been Nominated for a Best Actor Award....

Bridesmaids
With two  nominations including Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay, this laugh-out loud comedy has earned those well-deserved nominations.

Great Looking Girls Being Funny and Winning Awards!!!!

Great Looking Girls Being Funny and Winning Awards!!!!

The Descendants

With 5 nominations, Alexander Payne’s new movie is lagging The Artist but that’s still massive kudos…so fair play!

George Looking Sexy....!

George Looking Sexy....!

Kung Fu Panda 2

To be honest, I don’t really know why this was even ever released, let alone nominated…I’ll let you make your own judgment!

I usually like children's films...but this was just awful!

I usually like children's films...but this was just awful!

Midnight In Paris

I was so GLAD to see  that Woody Allen’s new film got 4 nominations including Best Picture. I was laughing so hard when watching that film that I am delighted to see it recognised with those incredibly well-deserved nominations.

The film premiered in Cannes and is now at the Oscars...! How exciting!!!

The film premiered in Cannes and is now at the Oscars...! How exciting!!!

The Muppets

Bret McKenzie HAS to win Best Original Song for his title tune “Man Or Muppet”. Only one word can describe: HILARIOUS.

Animal should really get his own Oscar category altogether...!

Animal should really get his own Oscar category altogether...!

Puss In Boots

So happy to see Puss In Boots finally get its own franchise…go go go Puss! Now show me those wonderfully cute eyes….! 🙂

You just can't say no to those EYES!

You just can't say no to those EYES!

Rango

Johnny Depp excels as the voice of Rango in this feel-good family comedy. A delight for all!

Johnny Depp Was Rango....!

Johnny Depp Was Rango....!

Rio

With Jesse Eisenberg and Anna Hathaway as the lead voices, can you really go wrong here??

Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway in Rio...!

Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway in Rio...!

Here’s the list in full:

Best Picture

The Artist

The Descendants

Midnight In Paris

Best Director

The Artist

The Descendants

Midnight In Paris

Best Actor

George Clooney in “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight)
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)

Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer in “Beginners” (Focus Features)

Best Actress

None (bridesmaids snub)

Best Supporting Actress

Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)

Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids” (Universal)

Best Animated Feature

Kung Fu Panda 2

Puss In Boots

Rango

Best Foreign Film

None

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

Best Original Screenplay

“The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Written by Michel Hazanavicius

“Bridesmaids” (Universal) Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig

“Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Woody Allen

Best Art Director

“The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Production Design: Laurence Bennett, Set Decoration: Robert Gould

“Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics) Production Design: Anne Seibel, Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil

Best Cinematographer

“The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Guillaume Schiffman

Best Costume

“The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Mark Bridges

Best Editor

“The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight) Kevin Tent

Best Make-Up

None

Best Original Music

“The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Ludovic Bource

Best Original Song

“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

“Real in Rio” from “Rio” (20th Century Fox) Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett

By their very nature comedies have always had a very hard time getting themselves taken seriously at award ceremonies…and in a way if they did that would defeat the point of a comedy non?

By their very nature you just can't take comedies seriously....!

By their very nature you just can't take comedies seriously....!

As Letty Aronson (a producer on Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris) so pointedly explained when talking to the LA Times: “Comedies in general don’t get their fair share of accolades.” Indeed, if “it’s a drama there’s this sense that it is somehow more important or substantive or arty but most of the time comedies — not all of them, of course, but many of them and the best of them — say the same things and ask the same kind of questions but just accomplish it with a sensibility that is lighter.”

Letty Aronson (who produced Midnight In Paris) with Owen Wilson

Letty Aronson (who produced Midnight In Paris) with Owen Wilson

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