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Best Picture – The Artist

Best Actor – Jean Dujardin

Best Actress – Viola Davis

Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Plummer

Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer

Best Director – Martin Scorcese

Best Original Screenplay – The Artist

Best Adapted Screenplay – The Descendants

Best Foreign Film – Monsieur Lahzar

Best Animated Film – Rango

Art Direction – The Artist

Cinematography – War Horse

Costume Design – Jane Eyre

Documentary (Feature) – Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Documentary (Short Subject) – The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing – The Artist

Makeup – Albert Nobbs

Music (Original Score) – The Artist

Music (Original Song) – “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets

Short Film (Animated) – Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action) – The Shore

Sound Editing – War Horse

Sound Mixing – War Horse

Visual Effects – Harry Potter

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February 25, 2012 on Enter The Videogum Oscar Pool!

i was confused by the Best New Artist nom at first because it’s not like Bon Iver are exactly /new/

apparently the award stipulates: “for a new artist who releases […] the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist”

marks for effort i guess?? but next time try and submit your homework on time.

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November 30, 2011 on Bon Iver Nominated For 4 Grammy Awards

I liked the Fleet Foxes album as much as the next person but second best of 2011?

i mean it /is/ the second best Fleet Foxes album, but that’s because they only have two.

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November 29, 2011 on Paste’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011

“Suck It And See finds the Arctic Monkeys especially comfortable in their maturing skin”

probably the most remarkable thing for me when I saw them on their curent tour a couple days ago, was that, though it was the 4th time I’d see them, it was the first time I’d ever seen Alex truly comfortable on stage, and that definitely reflected in the music (not only in how they played their newer songs, but also in how they played stuff from their first two albums).

I thought the album was fantastic, but yeah, it did take a couple of listens through (that said, ‘That’s Where You’re Wrong’ and ‘Suck It And See’ where instant favourites. so good!!)

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May 25, 2011 on Arctic Monkeys Suck It And See Premature Evaluation

“I can’t wait til we choose stage names. Which do you think is better: Trevor St. McGoodbody or… DAVID”


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April 15, 2011 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread

yeah for a second there I had thought we had briefly turned into arthistorygum, but then I actually read the rest of the headline

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March 1, 2011 on William Morris Signs The Chilean Miners!

my mind was sufficiently blown yesterday:

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March 1, 2011 on Greendale Community College’s Own Magnitude Is Now On Twitter

I don’t really understand how other people gauge their “favourite movie”, but if by that they mean “most watched”, “most consistently enjoyable”, and “most widely recommended to other people who haven’t seen it yet”, then 24 Hour Party People, definitely.

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February 26, 2011 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

the “Probably Forgotten By Now But I’m Streets-behind Like That Videogum Reference”: lots and lots of champagne

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February 25, 2011 on Your 2011 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee Cocktail Recipes

Best Picture
The King’s Speech

Best Actor
Colin Firth–The King’s Speech

Best Actress
Natalie Portman–Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale–The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress
Hailee Steinfeld–True Grit

Best Director
David Fincher–The Social Network

Best Original Screenplay
The King’s Speech

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Social Network

Best Foreign Film
Incendies (Canada)

Best Animated Film
Toy Story 3

Art Direction
Stuart Craig (Production Design); Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Wally Pfister-Inception

Costume Design
Jenny Beavan-The King’s Speech

Documentary Feature
Exit through the Gift Shop

Film Editing
Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter-The Social Network

Sound Editing
Richard King-Inception

Sound Mixing
Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick-Inception

Visual Effects
Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb-Inception

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February 24, 2011 on The Videogum 2011 Academy Awards Pool

future best animated short winner:

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February 23, 2011 on Oscar GIFs

shamelessly posting this again

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February 23, 2011 on Oscar GIFs

I feel like it’s the internet’s campaign to make me buy a corgi. so cute!

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February 18, 2011 on A Massive Link Dump to Keep You Occupied All Weekend

finally have an excuse to post this .gif on videogum

the two hours I spent making this are finally vindicated

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February 15, 2011 on Who is Arcade Fire?

personally, I prefer the tumblr No One Man Should Have All That Flour: Kanye lyrics rewritten to be about food

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February 4, 2011 on My Beautiful Dark Twilight Fantasy

the Donna Darko meme has gotten to the point where I now sometimes think the film is actually called that

also, Donna Darko

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February 2, 2011 on Best New Party Game 46: Honest Taglines

in all honesty all I can think of when I look at this picture (and let me tell you I’ve looked at it a lot!) is “I want to go there” when my eyes zoom in on JGL

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February 1, 2011 on Close Reading The Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Cover Photo
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January 28, 2011 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread


Best Documentary Feature
* Exit through the Gift Shop

I don’t even really care if it wins (okay that’s a lie, I kind of really want it to), I just want either Banksy or Thierry Guetta to show up to the ceremony

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January 25, 2011 on The 2011 Academy Awards Nominees Are Here, So, You Know

I feel like the only person who had Balmorhea’s “Constellations” and Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore’s “Dear Companion” at the top of their 2010 list. both were crazy amazing

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January 13, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010