How many VFCC awards carried over into the Oscars? Here’s a tally.
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Fassbender wasn’t even nominated. For shame.
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Olsen wasn’t nominated either. But we liked her. We really liked her.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
We and everyone else in the known universe agreed on this one.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, The Tree of LIfe/Take Shelter/The Help
Chastain was nominated for The Help but lost to her costar, Octavia Spencer. But Chastain will be at the Oscars again. Probably next year at the rate she’s going.
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
The Academy basically ignored The Tree of Life. It wasn’t even nominated for Art Direction. Which is a real shame.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Undefeated won. Cave wasn’t nominated.
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
The Descendants and Midnight in Paris won the two Oscars for screenwriting. Woody Allen didn’t show up, but Jim Rash (cowriter of The Descendants and costar of the sitcom Community) got up there and made fun of presenter Angelina Jolie’s leggy pose. He deserves a second award for that.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Another one everyone in the universe agreed on.
And that was it! What did you think of the Oscars this year?