A Non-Expert Take on Oscar Nominations. But aren’t they all?

By • Jan 28th, 2011 • Category: WTH

The Oscar nominations are out. We are going to take a look at them because we heard you gave a damn. Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Javier Bardem in Buitiful

Havier Bardem and proboscis

His name is actually pronounced Haviyer, so if you don’t mind, we shall spell it like that. Haviyer Bardem is nominated for his role in what I presume is not similar in any major way to Pursuit of Happyness. Of course I haven’t watched this film. It’s hard for me to watch things which don’t have giant robots shooting lasers at each other in it.

Odds of a win? Poor. This assessment is based on the fact that Will Smith didn’t win either.

Jeff Bridges in True Grit

Jeff Bridges, kicking Iron butt

Jeff Bridges is also known as the actor who beat Tony Stark’s shiny metal butt in Iron Man. That was so awesome. On the strength of that alone, I hope he wins this Oscar.

Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network

Star of The Social Network

I actually watched this one. Jesse Eisenberg, that’s the guy who was the star until Justin Timberlake came and stole all the scenes from him. Loser. No Oscar.

Colin Firth in The King’s Speech


The rumour is that this is a movie about a king with a stutter who has to give a speech. In short, a wimp king. If you have supreme executive power over a kingdom, surely you can stutter all you want and just kill anyone who giggles at you. In fact, just decree that stuttering is the national language and have done with it. Colin Farell should be ashamed to be in this. And it’s not even Colin Farell. Bridges is still in the lead for this one.

James Franco in “127 Hours”

I think we should keep the women for next time.

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