The INCEPTION Award Season Discussion Thread

This 2010 contemporary sci-fi actioner follows a subconscious security team around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams.
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Nolan has created anarchy, by upsetting the establishment...

...with his sheer talent.

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antsman41 wrote:Nolan has created anarchy, by upsetting the establishment...

...with his sheer talent.
I think nominating it in 9 fields, including best picture and then excluding Nolan in the director category is even more of an insult than not nominating the film at all. What an outrage.

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Roger Ebert on Nolan snub:

"Every year there is a Best Picture the Academy didn't think was directed by a Best Director, and this year the leading candidate for Overlooked Director seems to be Christopher Nolan, of "Inception." His exclusion isn't as dramatic as in the years where there were only five BP nominees; after all, the directors of five of this year's BP nominees weren't nominated, but Nolan, whose film won eight other nominations, seems to qualify. He wasn't nominated for "The Dark Knight," either. What does he have to do to get a break?"


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Cilogy wrote:Hitchcock -> Kubrick -> Nolan
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sallygucha wrote:Roger Ebert on Nolan snub:

"Every year there is a Best Picture the Academy didn't think was directed by a Best Director, and this year the leading candidate for Overlooked Director seems to be Christopher Nolan, of "Inception." His exclusion isn't as dramatic as in the years where there were only five BP nominees; after all, the directors of five of this year's BP nominees weren't nominated, but Nolan, whose film won eight other nominations, seems to qualify. He wasn't nominated for "The Dark Knight," either. What does he have to do to get a break?"


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Cilogy wrote:http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/01/25/ch ... t-director

The picture of him they chose for this article is just :lol: :lol:
Here here! I swear, I check slashfilm every morning as I brush my teeth/wash my face and so on, and as I cycled through the list and noticed Nolan oddly missing from the category I wished I was frakking dreaming so I could wake up to see a filmmaker who was widely praised critically and publicly (an increasingly rare thing nowadays) for creating a massively engaging blockbuster capable of intellectual substance, whilst perfectly executing a complex narrative many have described as no less than a mindfuck of epic proportions. Nah, they're right. No nomination necessary.

Bastards.

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SNUB I seriously hate that term. Unless you're discussing how Brokeback Mountain was robbed because of the Academy's homophobia or how Saving Private Ryan lost to Shakespeare in Love etc. Can't we just not criticize these other talented directors? Can't we just agree that Nolan was not snubbed and that he just simply lost to six other worthy contenders? Besides, he's already nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Picture. There is no hate. The Academy does not hate Nolan. Or else they would have shoved Nolan away from a screenplay nod and given it to Black Swan instead. Just celebrate the fact that he's already getting twice the recognition already. I admit that the directing was good but not as great. Yes he spent 10 years writing a script, yes he produced the film, but they are judging on directing. His major flaw was that he failed to execute complex emotional values and themes into his story and characters. That's the thing I wish Nolan did. Just like he did with Memento. It was a very emotional storyline, and it worked well.

Just ask yourself, what if the Academy is waiting for Nolan to give his greatest acheivement? I cannot wait for that year.

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You just criticized the story and blamed it on his direction. You could argue that he didn't bring the emotion that was laid out in the script to the screen. However it does not seem that this is what you meant. If the story lacked emotion than it is the fault of the script, if the emotion wasn't expressed well, than you could blame it on the direction.

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I'm really really disappointed because Nolan don't get the Best Director nomination. How could a director of one of the best movie of 2010 don't get nominated?

(But please, don't insult other directors. They did a great job too.)

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