If swear words are your favourite part of any movie, then this “profanity reel” will pretty much bring you up to speed with all the angst in this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees.
“You selfish butthead,” “shithouse crazy” and “sourpus” are the most PG words (mostly from the Help) and they just get worse from there.
It makes me think that someone has a little bit too much time on their hands. I mean, they had to keep track of all the swear words in every nominated film, go back, cut it and make it flow together.
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning in L.A. and while there are some expected nods (like Michelle Williams and Meryl Streep) there are a few awful surprises. For instance, why is everyone in “The Help” nominated? Why is “Tree of Life” nominated for Best Picture when it should have been a film gone straight to DVD? It also sucks that Ryan Gosling was robbed, so I’m going to have to write a letter to the Academy.
The only good surprise stemming from this roster of nominations is Melissa McCarthy for her supporting role in “Bridesmaids”. My money’s on Melissa, although realistically, she’ll probably lose to one of the 573097654 actresses in “The Help”.
Here’s a look at some of the nominations. * indications my pick. You can read the full list here.
“The Artist” *
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
“Midnight in Paris”
“The Tree of Life”
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn” *
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners” *
Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids” *
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris” *
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Steven Spielberg, “War Horse”
“I want to report a rape. My body of work has been violated by ‘The Artist,’” Novak wrote in a press release. “This film took the love theme music from ‘Vertigo’ and used the emotions it engenders as its own. Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart can’t speak for themselves, but I can. It was our work that unconsciously or consciously evoked the memories and feelings to the audience that were used for the climax of The Artist.”
In the other corner, The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius responded, ”I love Bernard Hermann and his music has been used in many different films and I’m very pleased to have it in mine.”
It’s been used in everything from Kill Bill to Lady Gaga’s prologue in her “Born This Way” music video – really no surprise though, all she does is hijack old concepts.
Amongst the various copy-and-pastes some of our favourites include: ”The Notebook,” “Black Swan,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Top Gun,” “127 Hours,” “Badlands,” “Oldboy,” “Alien,” “Rocky“ and there are so many more (about 60 entries) over at the contest in IndieWire’s blog, “Press Play,”.
But none of them compare to this brilliance – mashing up Zoolander’s freak gasoline fight accident scene with Herrman’s mastery, Enjoy: