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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" THIS LINE KILLED ME
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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 Cinematography 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
Also! 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
eXistenZ. please! I'm definitely no werttrew but if anything could be my Amelia this is it
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January 3, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Sisyphus Turns 2011
as someone who is in the middle of her annual West Wing rewatch, I definitely appreciated the theme song accompanying the crazy midterm election vids. amazing as always, Gabe, champion of my heart
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December 22, 2010 on The Best Viral Videos Of 2010: A Retrospective
I have to admit, though I don't necessarily disagree with Kanye being #1, and I certainly loved the record myself, I guess I don't really get how it seems to top lists across the board? I mean it's a good and solid album, but it didn't really capture me in the way that I'd consider it hands down the BEST of 2010 (plus there were G.O.O.D. Friday tracks I actually liked a lot more). That said, if we're making a list of top 2010 twitter accounts, Kanye takes ALL the awards, and then some.
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December 17, 2010 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010
oh I didn't mean to imply Drake shouldn't win, though personally I am completely uninterested in him, god knows anyone would be preferable to Bieber. I'm not even gonna go into whether Mumford deserve Best New Artist or not (obviously you think not!), I'll just be glad to benefit off their increased profile regardless it's very true that Mumford & Sons have a similar sound to the Avett Bros (love them too), but by that same argument you could say all of the nominees are just a wannabe someone else. I make no claims as to Mumford's originality, but they are very good at their derivative thing then, cause I can't think of an album I've listened to more this year #personaltasteetcetc
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December 2, 2010 on Arcade Fire Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy
as much as I usually couldn't care less about the grammys, I have to say, despite the fact that they will almost certainly lose out to Drake or some shit for Best New Artist, I'm really pleased that Mumford & Sons are even nominated, cause the publicity they'll get from that will hopefully enable them to play my hometown next tour #selfishness
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December 2, 2010 on Arcade Fire Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy
I remember enjoying this movie a lot, but the more and more I think about it, that enjoyment perhaps had less to do with the plot (which admittedly I barely remember any of), but rather the fantastic soundtrack (M83! Maximo Park! The Jam! sogood.gif)
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November 15, 2010 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: American Beauty
once again I feel compelled to nominate eXistenZ for the WMOAT, not just because I personally consider it terrible, but I have to feel that even if I genuinely appreciated this film I would love to see Gabe review it regardless (because man is it CRAZY)
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November 15, 2010 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: American Beauty
I have to admit normally I am a bit underwhelmed by Girl Talk albums compared to how consistently fabulous his live show is, but Dominique Young Unique + Madness?
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November 15, 2010 on Girl Talk All Day: Download The Free New Album Now
actually it's Canada's Project Runway that's hosted by Iman! (and I would know, cause I also constantly hoped for a Bowie cameo! especially since it was filmed in my home town) Canada's Next Top Model on the other hand, though now hosted by Jay Manuel, USED to be hosted by a cylon
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November 9, 2010 on Lake Shore Proves That Canada Has A-Holes, Too!
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November 8, 2010 on System-Wide Internet Basic Functionality Test