Pompous Film Snob Nominations!


    So, I asked most of you who frequent my blog to shoot me an email for an event that I’m having here on my blog. Most of you have sent them in, and if I hadn’t contacted you via email – shoot me an email at frankmengarelli@gmail.com with your top five nominations in each major category (including best ensemble and who you think should get a Lifetime Achievement Award). So, if you’d like to join in the fun, try and get your nominations to me this weekend.

    Once I get everyone’s nominations, I’m going to compile a master nomination list and once we have that list, we’ll all take a final vote to see who wins. Sound fun? I think so.

    Here are my nominations and bold is for the win:



    Best Picture

  • “Black Swan”
  • “Blue Valentine”
  • “The Fighter”
  • “The King’s Speech”
  • “Solitary Man”

Best Director

  • Darren Aranofsky – “Black Swan”
  • David Fincher – “The Social Network”
  • Tom Hooper – “The King’s Speech”
  • Christopher Nolan – “Inception”
  • David O. Russell – “The Fighter”

Best Actor

  • Jeff Bridges – “True Grit”
  • Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”
  • Andy Garcia – “City Island”
  • Ryan Gosling – “Blue Valentine”
  • Michael Douglas – “Solitary Man”

Best Actress

  • Annette Benning – “The Kids Are Alright”
  • Allison Janney – “Life During Wartime”
  • Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”
  • Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”
  • Michelle Williams – “Blue Valentine”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale – “The Fighter”
  • Vincent Cassel – “Black Swan”
  • Richard Gere – “Brooklyn’s Finest”
  • Ted Levine – “Shutter Island”
  • Geoffrey Rush – “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams – “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter – “The King’s Speech”
  • Barbra Hershey – “Black Swan”
  • Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”
  • Diane Wiest – “Rabbit Hole”

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Sydney Lumet

Best Acting Ensemble

  • “Black Swan”
  • “Brooklyn’s Finest”
  • “The King’s Speech”
  • “Shutter Island”
  • “True Grit”

Best Original Screenplay

  • “Black Swan”
  • “Blue Valentine”
  • “Inception”
  • “The King’s Speech”
  • “Solitary Man”

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “The Ghost Writer”
  • “Life During Wartime”
  • “The Social Network”
  • “The Town”
  • “True Grit”

Best Score

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
  • “Black Swan”
  • “Inception”
  • “The Social Network”
  • “TRON: Legacy”

Best Achievement in Cinematography

  • “Black Swan”
  • “Inception”
  • “The King’s Speech”
  • “Shutter Island”
  • “True Grit”

Best Achievement in Editing

  • “Black Swan”
  • “The Fighter”
  • “Inception”
  • “Shutter Island”
  • “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”




Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

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