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Oscar nominations: Were you nominated? I bet you were nominated

The 2013 Oscar nominations are out, and they are…mostly fine? They’re mostly fine. The Oscars are always this weirdly infuriating thing, in that they are meant to celebrate the very best in cinema, but they often wind up just celebrating the least offensive elements of a very particular type of cinema. Movies like “Crash” and “The Artist” seemingly exist just to remind us that yes, great movies come out, and yes, sometimes lesser films (or directors, or performances, or screenplays, or visual effects, or anything else) go home as Academy Award winners. Continue reading