And The Nominees Are…

This morning the Academy Award nominations came out. Sadly, my phone did not ring at 5 o’clock in the morning telling me I’d been nominated. Then I remembered I don’t work in the film industry. (Does anybody know when the Tony people call?)

I know many people were upset that Harry Potter was not nominated for Best Picture. Yes, it is disappointing, but I don’t think the Academy gets sci-fi/fantasy. There should be awards for those on their own.

Here are my thoughts on some new awards and who should receive them this year. It’s all in good fun, so please feel free to share your own. And if you want to argue about them, please take that energy and put it into some charitable work. Thank you. 🙂

Some suggested nominations for geeks:

Best use of time travel without a T.A.R.D.I.S.: Midnight in Paris

Best use of time travel movie featuring an actor who played a time traveler in another movie: Source Code

Best musical number in superhero movie: Captain America

Best shirtless superhero: Thor

Best fitted shirted superhero: Green Lantern

Best (barely) dressed female super villain: Emma Frost

Best revenge movie for your boyfriend dragging you to see Thor, Captain America and Green Lantern: Breaking Dawn Part One

Best gay date movie: The Immortals

Best movie starring a former Doctor Who: Fright Night

Best movie starring a former Batman: The Descendants

Best movie starring a former Jedi: Beginners

Best movie staring a former Jedi who was also a former Batman Villain: Unknown

Best delivered line from a villain: “Well, I must say I’d hoped for better.” – Voldemort

Trailer that is almost an epic itself: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

Best use of a Led Zeppelin cover in a trailer: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best use of monkeys: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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