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Courtney's Take: 2013 Oscar Nomination Surprises

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I've seen most of the movies getting awards season buzz this year, so obviously I had some thoughts on today's Oscar nominations.

Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," and Ben Affleck's "Argo" were fantastic movies with lots of action and flashy edits.  I'm very surprised these directors were left out of the best director category.  Snubbed!

Seriously- why does the Academy hate Leonardo Dicaprio?  I think he is an AMAZING actor (not just because he's hot) and yet he's always overlooked at the Oscars.

His performance as a racist plantation owner in "Django Unchained" was excellent and he should have been nominated for best supporting actor.  (Instead 5 older dudes who have all won before were chosen…even though their performances deserved nominations too!)

At least Bradley Cooper got a bid for best actor, so now he can be the eye candy on the red carpet this year!!

I'm glad "Silver Linings Playbook" got so many nominations- mainly because I'm from Philadelphia, and if you've seen the movie you know how much Philly love is in it, but I'm kind of surprised it got so much Academy love, as it doesn't seem like their usual type of film.  It was a good romantic comedy with a cheesy ending, not a historic film like Lincoln- which got the most nominations today and critics' early predictions have it winning.  Daniel Day Lewis will totally win best actor as Lincoln, but man was that movie boring.  But still not as bad as Les Miserables!

Can't wait until Oscar Day on February 24th.  I'll be hitting up the Golden Globes this Sunday January 13th.  Make sure to tune into Fox 11 News at 5/10/11pm to see my coverage and follow my tweets at @CourtneyFriel

 

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