Intro for January 17, 2012
BAFTA nominations were announced this morning in London. The Artist led the way, followed by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. No huge surprises, but there are certain differences between the British list and its American counterpart(s). BAFTA went with Michael Fassbender over Leonardo DiCaprio - I agree. And it also went with Berenice Bejo over Charlize Theron/Elizabeth Olsen/Glenn Close. Well that makes it interesting. That 5th Best Actress spot is still quite available, though Olsen’s shot at it, I would say, looks pretty much dead.
Really enjoyed seeing Carey Mulligan’s name in contention for Best Supporting Actress but I think it’s for the wrong film. I think it should be for Shame. One more thing - and we can discuss the BAFTAs some more later - I really do love that Senna was nominated for Outstanding British Film even though it meant that Harry Potter 7B was knocked out of that category. Have you seen Senna? My first serious love, Dwyane, worshipped Ayrton Senna. Senna was a big ass deal back when I was in high school. The film is a fair, compelling, and creative portrait of the man. See what I mean about sports documentaries? SO good. Senna is showing on airplanes everywhere; next time you travel, that’s your choice. Click here for the full BAFTA list. On a selfish note, do they have to schedule the SAGs and the Grammys the same night every year?
And THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your visits, emails, and tweets yesterday, indulging Duana and me and all our words. It meant a lot to us on what became a long day from a long night. The site was slightly overwhelmed at times from the traffic but has recovered quite nicely and will be fully supercharged by the Oscars.
If you want to talk more about the Golden Globes, Sarah from Cinesnark and I are liveblogging today at 3pm ET/Noon PT. Join us!
Yours in gossip,