The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is up for all the major slots. It's up for best picture, best director, and all the lead actors (Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Bobby DiNiro, Jacki Weaver) were nominated for best actor/actress and best supporting actor/actress. Thanks for seeing it with us! (We are showing it in the big theater for those of you wanting to know.)
Naomi Watts was nominated for an Oscar this morning for her performance in THE IMPOSSIBLE. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, a big hit at Ragtag is up for Best Picture. Quvenzhané Wallis, the delightful little girl who brought us to tears in the film was nominated for Best Actress. Helen Hunt took a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for THE SESSIONS. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN which played at T/F 2012 and at Ragtag is up for Best Documentary Feature. Surprisingly, MOONRISE KINGDOM was only nominated for Best Original Screenplay, and HITCHCOCK for hair and makeup.
Come to Ragtag to root for your favorites on Oscar night! We will be showing the Academy Awards show live on Sunday, Feb. 24 in our big theater, courtesy of CenturyLink Prism with support from the Columbia Business Times. It's free, and we're reviving the Corky awards (named for Corky St. Clair of Waiting for Guffman fame--the first film shown at Ragtag), so you can vote for your favorite Ragtag film from the year along with wacky categories only found in the Corkys.
Academy Award nominations of films that we played at Ragtag this year (See the entire list of nominations here):
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Joaquin Phoenix in "The Master"
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Quvenzhané Wallis in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in "The Master"
Helen Hunt in "The Sessions"
Jacki Weaver in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Achievement in cinematography
Achievement in costume design
Achievement in production design
Achievement in directing
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Benh Zeitlin
"Silver Linings Playbook" David O. Russell
Best documentary feature
"Searching for Sugar Man"
Achievement in film editing
"Silver Linings Playbook" Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
"Anna Karenina" Dario Marianelli
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
"Silver Linings Playbook" Screenplay by David O. Russell
"Moonrise Kingdom" Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola