Earlier this morning, the nominees for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced and Inception received a total of 8 nominations. Unlike 2 years ago, Christopher Nolan’s producing, and writing, were recognized by the academy. However, he was snubbed (again) in the Best Achievement in Directing category. It’s not too much of a surprise that there weren’t any acting nominations for the cast of the film either. Most of the nominees announced this morning were fairly predictable, no other major surprises or snubs. Here are the categories Inception was recognized for:
- BEST PICTURE | Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.
- BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | Christopher Nolan
- BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY | Wally Pfister
- BEST ORIGINAL SCORE | Hans Zimmer
- BEST ART DIRECTION | Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Douglas A. Mowat
- BEST SOUND MIXING | Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick
- BEST SOUND EDITING | Richard King
- BEST VISUAL EFFECTS | Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin
Given the results of award shows like the Golden Globes and the PGA Awards, it seems things aren’t set in stone for any one film. What do you think Nolan and his collaborators on Inception have a shot at taking home on February 27th? Are there nominations not given that you would have like to seen? Share your thoughts below!