Pompous Film Snob Nominations!

Thanks to my blog friends, we’ve come up with our nominations for this year. I’d like to thank Kevin (The Pork Chop Express), Peyton, Castor (Anomalous Material), Heather (Movie Mobsters), Fitz (Nevermind Popular Film), Simon/Ripley (four of them), Marshall (Marshall AND the Movies), Phil (Pompous Film Snob) and M. Carter (M. Carter at the Movies).

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan”
  • “The Fighter”
  • “Inception”
  • “The King’s Speech”
  • “The Social Network”

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”
  • Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
  • James Franco, “127 Hours”
  • Michael Douglas, “Solitary Man”

Best Actress

  • Annette Benning, “The Kids Are Alright”
  • Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”
  • Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
  • Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
  • Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
  • Vincent Cassel, “Black Swan”
  • Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
  • Jeremy Renner, “The Town”
  • Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Ensemble

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • The King’s Speech
  • Shutter Island
  • The Town

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “Rabbit Hole”
  • “The Social Network”
  • “The Town”
  • “Toy Story 3”
  • “True Grit”

Best Cinematography

  • “127 Hours”
  • “Black Swan”
  • “Inception”
  • “The Social Network”
  • “True Grit”

Best Editing

  • “Black Swan”
  • “The Fighter”
  • “Inception”
  • “The Town”
  • “True Grit”

Best Score

  • “127 Hours”
  • “Black Swan”
  • “Inception”
  • “The Social Network”
  • “TRON: Legacy”

Lifetime Achievement Award (we’ll vote for one)

  • Warren Beatty
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Kurt Russell
  • Martin Scorsese


So these are OUR nominations, and if you ask me – they’re better then the Academy’s. Nice job guys.


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..

11 thoughts on “Pompous Film Snob Nominations!”

  1. I can definitely get behind these nominations– and I’m not surprised to see Nolan get the nod that the Academy, for whatever baffling reason, just won’t give to him. That said, I really think the Academy deserves at least some credit for trying to recognize quality films in their nominations more and more over the last five years or so– we seem to be getting past a time where they could actually vote Crash as Best Picture with a straight face.

  2. Is this what it’s like to be an Academy member? To submit a ballot and then see some of your favorites disappear in the list of the masses?

    Thankfully all of my first choices made it, although several of my second favorites lost out – Julianne Moore! Aaron Eckhart!

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