Annnnd, they’re out! The Eight, only eight, film nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture are Out! No “Carol” biggest surprise snub of the morning. But that quirky little indie “Room” made it, which is a HUUUGE deal, for such a challening dark Canadian/Irish co-production. And totally deserved. But “Carol” not being there is the biggest shocker.People will never stop talking about this.
- “The Big Short” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
- “Bridge of Spies” Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
- “Brooklyn” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
- “Mad Max: Fury Road” Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
- “The Martian” Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
- “The Revenant” Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
- “Room” Ed Guiney, Producer
“Spotlight” Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers
- That dreadful “Revenant” got a large number of nominations, but more on that later. Charming little Irish/English co-productioiin “Brooklyn” got in though. Much as I liked it when i saw it at TIFF, I NEVER thought this little chick flick would go all the way to the Oscars. But it DID!
- And the “Room” showed surprising strength getting its’ unknown director Lenny Abrahamson into the crowded Best Director race, but more on that later, too.