a.k.a. "The Oscar Messenger"

I’ll elaborate further later,when I have more time, but for now, here is my 2010 Year’s Ten Best List –

1. The King’s Speech

2. A Film Unfinished

3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

4. Nowhere Boy

5. Black Swan

6. 127 Hours

7. Mesrine, Pts. 1 & 2

8. Blue Valentine

9. Another Year

10.I Love You, Phillip Morris

Comments on: "Stephen Holt Show’s 2010 Year’s Ten Best List" (2)

  1. I’d like to thank you for acknowledging the film “The Girl who Kicked The Hornets Nest.” That film was incredible, and so was Noomi Rapace whom I feel was robbed of an Oscar nomination. The Trilogy as a whole was amazing, Noomi Rapace role in the film was amazing, and so was that of that whole cast. I can’t begin to predict how the US remake will fare, but I have a suspicion that, there are people with high expectations for this remake, and may have already set aside a nomination for Mara. As conspiratorial as that sounds, I feel the fix was set, the moment news of the remake was announced. One moment Noomi is being besieged with news of an Oscar nomination, and then Wham! suddenly there is an announcement of the US remake,and suddenly Noomi Rapace performance becomes an after thought? The Oscars, Emmys. and Golden Globes is an institution built on back door dealings, and questionable antics. That’s right I’m calling out the people responsible for securing nominations, because I do think this institution is not only fixed but is also prejudice.

    • Laura, I totally agree. I look at that trailer and I wonder….I just wonder….exactly what you’re wondering….I think about Noomi and all of this sooooo much….I feel terrible for her….But she IS in the new Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. And if this REMAKE bombs…which it could…or Rooney Mara doesn’t come up to Noomi’s classic performance…no, she won’t get nominated. It’s not a done deal.

      But Noomi’s great performance is there for all time. I don’t know how anyone can top it. And in the trailers, she doesn’t get more than a flash. But then no one does. It’s edited so herky jerkily. Noomi’s a class act AND a great actress and she’ll come out on top. I know she utterly charmed and moved me when I interviewed her. Which you can see still getting hits on my You Tube Channel.

      Thank you for articulating almost exactly what I was thinking. And what is behind all this is David Fincher’s vast ego. Not a conspiracy. He didn’t want to use someone who had already done the part and done it so well.

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