2010's Oscar Nominees

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Haven't done this year yet, somehow, so while we wait for the next 80 weeks for this year's nominations, here's the last time there were 10 nominees.

127 HOURS, Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson (Warner Bros.)
BLACK SWAN, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin (Fox Searchlight)
THE FIGHTER, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg (Paramount)
INCEPTION, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan (Warner Bros.)
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray (Focus)
THE KING'S SPEECH, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin (Paramount)
THE SOCIAL NETWORK, Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin (Sony)
TOY STORY 3, Darla K. Anderson (Pixar)
TRUE GRIT, Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Paramount)
WINTER'S BONE, Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin (Roadside Attractions)


Max Hamburgers (Eric H.), Friday, 14 January 2022 21:27 (five days ago) link

Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right, The Social Network, and Toy Story 3 are all movies I'm happy to have seen once, but True Grit towers above this crowd, for me.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Friday, 14 January 2022 21:34 (five days ago) link

Not a terrible batch. My ranking in descending order:

True Grit
Toy Story 3
The Kids Are All Right
The Social Network
Winter's Bone
The Fighter
Black Swan
127 Hours
The King's Speech
Inception

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 January 2022 21:46 (five days ago) link

I think this is the strongest set of nominees I can recall in my time of following the Oscars (some stinkers, to be sure, but there always are). Going with the normie vote of Social Network.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 14 January 2022 22:02 (five days ago) link

I quite liked The King's Speech. Winter's Bone bored the arse of me. Black Swan though for the win.

piscesx, Friday, 14 January 2022 23:12 (five days ago) link

The King's Speech's box office provoked A.O. Scott to muse wistfully about what had happened to the '80s middlebrow adult hit.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 January 2022 23:18 (five days ago) link

Of the decade's BP winners, The Green Book is the one that feels most 80s to me; was it a hit? My impression is that it was. The King's Speech wouldn't have been out of place in that decade, though as a BP winner it might be more at home in the 60s.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Saturday, 15 January 2022 00:21 (four days ago) link

voted kids are all right, prob winters bone second, then the fighter cuz of bales performance being excellent and otherwise being competent

127 hrs is the only one ive never seen

johnny crunch, Saturday, 15 January 2022 00:32 (four days ago) link

kids are all right is the only one i haven't seen. very much leaning towards toy story 3.

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Saturday, 15 January 2022 00:35 (four days ago) link

Think I've seen half. Didn't like True Grit. Inception was okay for what it was. Liked The Kids Are All Right. I'm honestly not sure if I've seen Winter's Bone. I have the DVD, I always intended to watch it--and if I did, I think I liked it--but reading the description off Wikipedia, I'm not sure. My vote goes to The Social Network easily.

clemenza, Saturday, 15 January 2022 00:36 (four days ago) link

Voting
Black Swan

Good or Better
The Kids Are All Right
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Meh
The Social Network
127 Hours

Ugh
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech

Max Hamburgers (Eric H.), Saturday, 15 January 2022 01:21 (four days ago) link

Black Swan was weird and I need to see it again. I went arbitrarily for The Kids Are All Right, which I saw with friends at the time and really loved, and which I think still holds up

Dan S, Saturday, 15 January 2022 01:34 (four days ago) link

I gave it to Social Network. (Sorry, Inception.)

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 15 January 2022 02:03 (four days ago) link

also somewhat liked The Social Network and Winter’s Bone. The rest of these I don’t care about at all. True Grit is tepid, and Inception is one of my least favorite films ever

Dan S, Saturday, 15 January 2022 02:38 (four days ago) link

my favorites from 2010 are Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Mysteries of Lisbon, Meek’s Cutoff, Poetry, and Nostalgia for the Light

Dan S, Saturday, 15 January 2022 03:02 (four days ago) link

this was a decent year for BP nominees!

great: social network, black swan, winter's bone

good: true grit, the kids are all right

passable: 127 hours, inception, toy story 3

no thanks: king's speech

haven't seen the fighter

adam t. (abanana), Saturday, 15 January 2022 03:09 (four days ago) link

my favorites from 2010 are Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Mysteries of Lisbon, Meek’s Cutoff, Poetry, and Nostalgia for the Light

My favorite 2010 movie, Certified Copy, wasn't released in the U.S. 'til 2011.

Otherwise, my favorite 2010 U.S. release was Dogtooth, a 2009 movie.

A good enough Oscar slate, but 2010 was kind of a pause of a movie year.

Max Hamburgers (Eric H.), Sunday, 16 January 2022 04:16 (three days ago) link

This is a good Oscars list! I like "True Grit", "Black Swan" and "Inception" a lot. Even "The Kings Speech" is decent Sunday evening fare. I am going to go with "The Social Network" though.

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Sunday, 16 January 2022 10:06 (three days ago) link


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