This year’s Academy Award nominations have been announced, and there are some expected names there as well as a few surprises. Â No one was shocked to hear that The King’s Speech, True Grit, and The Social Network got the most nominations, but the appearance of Toy Story 3 in the best picture category was a surprise to many.
No doubt Christopher Nolan was bewildered at not getting a nomination as best director for Inception, and Andrew Garfield also failed to get a nomination for best supporting actor in The Social Network. Â Javier Bardem, however, had a pleasant surprise, as he’s up for the best actor award for his role in the dark drama Biutiful.
What an amazing first weekend for David Fincher‘s new film, The Social Network. Â The movie brought in $23 million in its first two days, which is not record-breaking by any means, but it’s pretty good considering that most people squinted and said “really?” when they heard there was going to be a movie about the creation of Facebook. Â The movie is full of solid performances from all the main actors, and the story is certainly engaging, even though the real-life counterparts of the characters say that many liberties were taken with the script (meh, it’s a dramatization, what do you want?). Â Early buzz is that there are going to be multiple Oscar nominations, but of course we still have another three months for something to come along and knock The Social Network off its pedestal.
The Social Network, David Fincher‘s movie about the making of Facebook, is getting some amazingly positive early reviews ahead of its nationwide opening this Friday. Â Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has said that the film is highly fictionalized and overly dramatic, but audiences are unlikely to care about that, as long as it’s entertaining. Â It seems like a lot of good choices were made in the production of this film. Â The casting is inspired, from Jesse Eisenberg to Justin Timberlake and Brenda Song, and recently it was announced that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails had written the score for the film. Â The tracks I’ve heard so far are pretty dark and delicious, so I’m really looking forward to The Social Network’s opening this weekend.