Our favorite Movie Awards are finally back much later this year, but better late than never! There is full slate of nominees from 2012, with some expected, and a number of surprises, not to mention a handful of the usual WTF? moments. This year there are 27 films with at least 4 nominations in the Silver Lenas’ 67 different award categories. Given that there always so many awards to be handed out, as usual I’ll be posting the nominees over the next couple days in my general themed postings (Bestest and Coolest, Technical, Worst, Eclectic etc.). Below are the most notable of this year’s nominees including the most notable of the 24 individuals who have been nominated for multiple awards themselves.
The Most Nominated Films:
In an incredible slap at Zack Snider, and the first time I can remember, the film that is the most loathed by Silver Lenas voters earned the most awards. Man of Steel earn a leading 19 nominations. somewhat lower than last year’s leading film, The Avengers, and with only 5 of the nineteen in what could be considered ‘positive categories’. So while the film did get noms for Best Visual Effects and Sexiest Sexiness (for Henry Cavill), such positivity was buried under the 14 negative nominations including, Worst Film, Director, Actress and Villain nominations as well as a The “Wrath of (Pauline) Kael” Award for Sloppiest Screenplay and 3 Most Misused Player noms!
This is the End, on the other hand is the most beloved of 2013 films from a SL voters standpoint, finishing 2nd in total (positive)nominations with 18. This is the End is most notable for sweeping the The Companiero Award for When Somebody Plays Themselves as a Fictional Character nominee list and also earned nominations for
Rounding out the top three nominated films is American Hustle, David O. Russells latest critic’s darling, with 14 nominations. Highlights include Best Picture, 2 Best Actor noms (Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale). a Best Actress nomination (Amy Adams) as well a a nom for Best Supporting Actor (Jeremy Renner). the film also earned a well deserved Best Compiled Soundtrack Nomination. However, not all is goodness and light as the film also earned negative nominations for both Bradley Cooper (Most Overplayed Role) and Amy Adams (Worst Actress).
Other highly regarded films include: Thor:The Dark World (14 nominations), and Pacific Rim (12 nominations) and Warm Bodies (12 nominations).
There were only 2 notably nominated animated films this year: Frozen (8 nominations) and Monsters University(5 noms).
This year features a large number of multiple nominees, lead by Amy Adams with a whopping 6 nominations from 3 different films (Man of Steel, Her and American Hustle), although in terms of positive nominations Tom Hiddleston (as Thor character Loki) squeaks ahead with 4 + 1/2 nominations (as he voiced Chris Evans as Loki. Chris, of couse, is therefor nominated for Best Player in >=2 Scenes) So far Hiddleston has only been nominated as Loki, so I’m not sure if the voters actually like Tom, or they just love Loki. Seth Rogen (for This is the End) and Joss Whedon (for Much Ado about Nothing) are also up for 4 awards each this year.
There are also five individuals with 3 nominations this year as well: Henry Cavill, Channing Tatum, Nicholas Hoult, Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Depp.
Also, a with every year, there are oddities that show up that make you kind of scratch your head. With 69 categories, how could they not? Rober De Niro arguably appeared in 3 scenes in American Hustle yet was nominated for Best Player in >=2 scenes. The $40 million Dollar Film, Warm Bodies is up for a Death Machine Award for
As usual, it should be interesting how this turn out at this years Awards Ceremony.
I will have links to the nominee lists within the next couple days.