Well, the nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards nominations are in, and as always, the first topic of conversation is: Who got snubbed? Social media has its time to shine here, as the not famous, not rich plebeians of the world come out to show concern for rich, famous, beautiful people. It’s an odd mix of early opinions too as each corner of the internet comes out to pine and whine about who’s in, who’s out, and who doesn’t remotely give a fuck. So we here at NMR have grabbed up a sampling of opinions from some of the new media majors to determine who thinks what.
Ben Affleck (Best Director, “Argo”). This is predominantly it. Some of the major media facets are lamenting the absence of other snubs on Twitter, but by and large, it is all about Affleck here.
Most surprising: Michael Haneke, the nominated Best Director of “Amour,” gets his digs in on Ben Affleck with the Tweet: “@benaffleck thanx 4 lendin me ur oscar nominayshun 4 best director!!1! i guess daredevil 2 mite happen aftr all lol #teamhaneke.”
Most surprising: Nobody has even mentioned Kathryn Bigelow’s snub for “Zero Dark Thirty” (Best Director) here.
“Cloud Atlas” (Best Score), Quentin Tarantino (Best Director, “Django Unchained”) and Leonardo DiCaprio. The love for Leo is a bit surprising, but the “Cloud Atlas” snub rage seems about right.
Most Surprising: Everybody here seems pretty happy overall about Joaquin Phoenix’s nom for Best Actor (“The Master”).
Again, it’s all about the Leo love while very little is about mentioned about Ben Affleck’s snub for “Argo.” Also, one guy is really angry that Anne Hathaway (Best Supporting Actress, “Les Misérables”) got nominated.Most surprising: A lot of love is being shown here for supreme dark horses Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook”) and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Best Picture).
You can really see the age breakdowns across social media in terms of age versus platform. Younger people are inclined to voice up on Tumblr whereas older folks are voicing their rage on Twitter. The Oscars will be held on February 26th, so stay tuned for more NMR coverage as social media trends dictate.