Episode 103

( 4 Feb, 2011)

Oscar Nomination Favorites

Transcript for Oscar Nomination Favorites

IGNATIY VISHNEVETSKY:
YOU PROBABLY KNOW ALL ABOUT THE NOMINATIONS FOR "THE KING'S SPEECH," "TRUE GRIT" AND THE "SOCIAL NETWORK," BUT HERE ARE SOME OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR MOVIES YOU MAY NOT HAVE SEEN THAT WE WANT TO PRAISE.

CHRISTY:
YEAH, I WAS THRILLED THAT "WINTER'S BONE" DID AS WELL AS IT DID.  IT’S A VERY SMALL MOVIE.  IT GOT A BEST PICTURE NOMINATION.  JENNIFER LAWRENCE HAD GOTTEN A LOT OF AWARDS AND PRAISE. BUT JOHN HAWKES GOT A SUPPORTING ACTOR NOMINATION.

IGNATIY:
WHICH IS FANTASTIC. HE’S A VERY GOOD ACTOR, WHO DOESN’T GET RECOGNIZED QUITE ENOUGH.  IT'S VERY GOOD TO SEE HIM GET AN OSCAR NOMINATION.

CHRISTY:
IT'S SUBTLE, IT’S FRIGHTENING, BUT HE EVOLVES, AND THE WHOLE FILM JUST FEELS SO REAL. YOU WERE IMMERSED IN THIS WORLD.

CLIP FROM “WINTER’S BONE”
>> YOU KNOW WHERE WITH HE'S AT, DON'T YOU?
>> WHERE A MAN IS AT AIN'T NECESSARILY FOR YOU TO KNOW NEITHER.
>> BUT YOU DO.
>> I AIN'T SEEN HIM.

CHRISTY:
ALSO, I WAS THRILLED TO SEE THAT JACKI WEAVER GOT A SUPPORTING ACTRESS NOMINATION FOR "ANIMAL KINGDOM." SHE PLAYS THE MATRIARCH OF THIS SMALLTIME CRIME FAMILY IN AUSTRALIA.  AND SHE IS FRIGHTENING.

IGNATIY:
YEAH, AND LIKE HAWKES’ PERFORMANCE, IT'S UNDERSTATED – IT HAS A LOT OF NUANCE – BUT IT’S ALSO FAIRLY MENACING.

CLIP FROM “ANIMAL KINGDOM”
>> WE DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO, WE DO WHAT WE MUST. JUST BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO DO SOMETHING DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN'T BE DONE.

CHRISTY:
A COUPLE OTHER SMALL FILMS I WAS REAL EXCITED TO SEE GET NOMINATIONS, ONE’S IN THE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY: “EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP.”

IGNATIY:
I KNOW YOU'RE A BIG FAN OF IT.

CHRISTY:
I AM. I’M A FAN OF BANKSY, I LOVE HIS WORK, AND I WAS THRILLED THE ACADEMY ACTUALLY THINKS THIS IS A DOCUMENTARY, BECAUSE THERE’S SO MUCH TALK ABOUT IS IT REAL, IS IT FAKE.

IGNATIY:
WHO DO YOU THINK HE'S GONNA SEND AS HIS REPRESENTATIVE?

CHRISTY:
I THINK HE’S GONNA GO.  I THINK WE'RE GONNA FINALLY MEET BANKSY FOR THE FIRST TIME; THIS IS MY DREAM.  THE OTHER ONE I’M EXCITED ABOUT, IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CATEGORY, IS "DOGTOOTH."

IGNATIY:
YEAH, I’M SORTA SURPRISED THEY WENT FOR THAT ONE.  IT’S, KIND OF, AN ODD FILM FOR THE ACADEMY TO CHOOSE.

CHRISTY:
IT’S A VERY WEIRD LITTLE MOVIE, AND I'M PSYCHED TO SEE IT UP THERE WITH EVERYTHING ELSE