Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Dirty Girls or "Another reason why Amy Adams from 'Junebug' won't be nominated"

[This post has been rated R for sexual situations and offensive language] Feeling like choking your chicken? If you're an Oscar hopeful and you have a vagina -don't do it! Hands above the waist please. It's the dirty little secret of Oscar nominations. Girls who she-bop get snubbed. With guys... well, kids, that's just boys being boys, don't you know? Kevin Spacey's Oscar for American Beautydidn't go down the drain during his shower scene. Nicolas Cage's meat-beating in Adaptation didn't spoil his nomination. But with the distaff half of the populace, 'tis a different story.

Now, it's probably no surprise that Kim Basinger missed out for her 9 1/2 Weeks solo. There were larger forces at work there, than her moment alone with the slide projector. But some other missing nominations seem highly suspect unless you factor in those unbecomingly hairy palms. You might want to ask Joan Allen where her Pleasantville nomination went. Naomi Watts's Oscar hopes for Mulholland Drive disappeared somewhere along the way as well. It wasn't into that film's mysterious blue box but a box was probably involved. So goodbye Amy Adams in Junebug. We hardly knew you. Less time in the honeypot and more time weepily suffering about your inattentive husband would have probably been the Oscar key.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Thats interesting! I had her down in my predix for some odd reason (I haven't heard much of anything about the film except raves for her)

Where did Joan Allen's Pleasantville nomination go?

-Glenn

Unknown said...

Wow, yeah, maybe that's kind of true... the Joan Allen thing is weird. She really won a lot that year, but then the majo nominations just didn't happen. Same with Naomi (though that can be explained in other ways, the dirty girls theory could easily have factored in...)
Anyway, nice post. Never woulda thought about this.

Anonymous said...

We'll see. I really hope you're wrong.

I have given in to you on the Joan Allen call, though. I think you've been on the money with that bet since (!) February.

Anonymous said...

I think most people who saw the film and actually liked it have been saying she'll get nominated all along. We just need to hope that the Academy likes it and doesn't think she's too ott or something (god knows they love ott though)

-Glenn

Anonymous said...

"To quote the great Nathaniel Rogers, “everything we know is wrong”."

- Oscarwatch.com

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