Oscar’s Oversights

Here is your Saturday morning media alert: I’ll be appearing on CTV News Channel to discuss the Academy Awards sometime around noon today  tomorrow. (Stupid bloody breaking news.) If you’re curious to see what utter indifference looks like, tune in!

Oh, and speaking of Oscars, I go over some historical snubs in this week’s MSN Movies gallery. Not nominations that failed to win, mind you, but failed to be nominated at all — like, I dunno, Paul Giamatti in “Sideways”, who serves as the example that opens the piece, or Elizabeth Olsen in “Martha Marcy May Marlene”, who I snub all over again by not even mentioning at all, which I’ve only just realized, goddammit.

Ah, well. At least I gave her some space in this week’s DVD column.

Speaking of oversights, what about Michael Stuhlbarg? He’s terrific as the long-suffering mathematician hero of “A Serious Man”, but the film only rated nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. And he’s in “Hugo”, too, so we talked about that — and his role in “Boardwalk Empire” — for a special MSN Oscars interview. Might wanna check that out, I’m just saying.

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