RIDLEY FN SCOTT!?!…and Recognizing the Oscar Forgotten

What a sad “Oscar” morning on so many levels. The great Alan Rickman passed away, and to a much lesser degree, so many talents were snubbed by the Academy. I’m cool with some minor omissions but what on earth did Ridley Scott ever do to anyone? The guy was the frontrunner. This was supposed to be his unofficial lifetime achievement award this year right? Wrong. The Martian director got left out and that’s just plain lame. Also lame? Another colorless list of nominees when there was a deep pool of talent to choose from. Anyway, as I do each year (more for myself since I rarely get comments), I’m putting together my “Forgotscars” – a list of additional nominees that won’t get any gold but deserve at least a well-intentioned – albeit little seen – post by this guy (points to self). No winners here just recognition. I’ve asterisk’d the ones that hurt the most.

BEST PICTURE
Ex Machina *
Inside Out *
Sicario
Straight Outta Compton
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ACTOR
Michael Caine – Youth
Johnny Depp – Black Mass
Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
Michael B. Jordan – Creed *
Will Smith – Concussion

BEST ACTRESS
Emily Blunt – Sicario *
Blythe Danner – I’ll See You in My Dreams
Lily Tomlin – Grandma
Bel Powley – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road * (I mean it got nominated for everything else).

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Dano – Love & Mercy *
Benecio Del Toro – Sicario *
Idris Elba – Beast of No Nation
Michael Keaton – Spotlight
Jacob Tremblay – Room *******

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julie Christie – Brooklyn
Jane Fonda – Youth
Helen Mirren – Trumbo
Tessa Thompson – Creed
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina ******

BEST DIRECTOR
JJ Abrams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
F. Gary Gray – Straight Outta Compton
Ridley Scott – The Martian ***************
Denis Villeneuve – Sicario

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Jon Chattman’s music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Air Supply, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, fun, Bleachers, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds, and Bastille.

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