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The Oscar nominations are in and let's just say that I'm losing my patience with the Academy. For this years lineup, we have some good and some bad. I'm glad that Spielberg got nominated, it was nice seeing Skyfall get a Best Original Song nom, but the bad choices by the Academy outweigh the good. First of all, the number of directors who got snubbed, yet their movies get nominated for Best Picture. Ben Affleck and Quentin Tarantino aren't nominated for Best Director, but their movies get a Best Picture nom...where is the sense in that? You can't just nominate a movie and then completely snub the person who made it. Then there's Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson not being nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Django Unchained. Leonardo DiCaprio crushed a glass in his hand and bled his actual blood, how do you not see dedication in that? I've personally always felt that the Academy has some weird grudge against DiCaprio, but whatever. By the way, what the hell is Amour? I've seen this movie with quite a few nominations, but I've never heard of it. I wouldn't be surprised if I wasn't the only person who has no clue what Amour is. If the Academy really wants to piss people off, Amour will probably win everything it's been nominated for. Where is The Dark Knight Rises for technical achievments? As great as I think TDKR is, I didn't expect it to get a nom for anything big, due to Christopher Nolan being snubbed all the time, but couldn't it at least get a nom for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score? Also, Skyfall not being recognized in anything major and Looper not getting a recognition for Best Original Screenplay. Seriously, Academy, stop with all this artsy shit. Just because a movie is full of action and not in the general idea of snobby critics idea of a good movie doesn't mean you can't recognize it for something major. Everyone who doesn't live under a rock knows what Skyfall is and it didn't get a Best Picture nom. Amour is some movie that came out of nowhere with these noms and the Academy is going apeshit all over it. Seeing a movie like Mirror Mirror get nominated is the thing that left my mouth hanging open. It didn't get a Best Picture nom or anything like that, but to say Mirror Mirror is worthy of any type of Oscar is just beyond sad. Am I mad at the Academy this year for all the snubs? Yes. Am I going to watch the Oscars this year? Yes, there are some nominations I'm glad about. I'm not as mad as I was when Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close got nominated for Best Picture, but the snubs are pretty hard to ignore.