Is ‘Inception’ Oscar’s Biggest Winner?

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It was after Christopher Nolan’s popular (and critically lauded) The Dark Knight was snubbed for an Oscar in 2009 that the Academy announced it would be expanding the best picture category to include 10 nominees in 2010. Now a year later, Nolan gets his due. (via Techland)

Much of the buzz Tuesday morning is surrounding best picture nominees Winter’s Bone, the little indie that could, and The King’s Speech, the foreign film that ran away with nominations in almost every major category.

But matching both titles almost step for step was Inception, which was singled out in eight different categories: Best picture, screenplay, music, art design, cinematography, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.

While the film attracted some vocal and prominent critics, it also received numerous glowing reviews, and hundreds of millions of dollars from fans who often went back two, three or four times in hopes of cracking its mind bending finale.

Now, the director behind one of the biggest nominees of the year, Nolan appears to be getting his due praise from Academy voters, with the year’s biggest populist nominee.

(More at NewsFeed: The 100 Best Films of All Time)

Is it deserved, or an overreaction? That probably depends on whether you thought that spinning top wobbled or not – or if you still cared about it all, 2.5 hours in. Check out Techland for a full breakdown of the Inception coup.

5 comments
HoratioN.Fisk
HoratioN.Fisk

A applied because of Amy Poehler tweets.  She may not be funny, and her show Parks and Recreation makes Community seem hysterical but I trust her judgment on healthcare.

jmac
jmac

How Cheney/Bush sold the Iraq war.


Fox.   MSM decided to follow suit.  

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

Rightie: Look at all them flaming liberal commie celebrities sticking up for Obama!

Leftie: Look at all of those neo-Nazi, brain-dead scum of the earth celebrities sticking up for GOP hate and violence!

Moderate: Why the hell is anyone listening to celebrities?  Look at Paris Hilton. Famous doesn't mean they know jack about anything.  Sheesh, people, use a brain cell once in a while.  It's good for ya.


In an aside, to the author, two or three example tweets would have been sufficient.  This article is now the poster child to define TLDR articles.  Next time, remember, one celebrity acting badly will draw readers.  A bunch of them tweeting is just birds on a wire making too much noise.  Do what you can to minimize the noise - and try to use celebrities people are likely to have heard about (who the hell the last ten are I have no idea).

reallife
reallife

@DeweySayenoff  "Sheesh, people, use a brain cell once in a while."


then the democratic party would cease to exist




La_Randy
La_Randy

@DeweySayenoff

Rightie: Let us drink strychnine.

Leftie: Let us drink tea instead.

Moderate: Let us mix them and drink both.


Fixed that false equivalence for you.