Tree of Life
Who got nominated? Looking back on Newsweek’s Oscar Roundtable shows just how well it reflected the pool of nominees. Chances are, if the actor (or director - see 2006) is profiled by the magazine, he/she is pretty likely to make the short list at the Oscars.
2011 - 6 out of 6
Nicole Kidman (Nominated), James Franco (Nominated), Colin Firth (Winner), Natalie Portman (Winner), Annette Bening (Nominated), Michelle Williams (Nominated)
2010 - 6 out of 6
Morgan Freeman (Nominated), Sandra Bullock (Winner), Jeff Bridges (Winner), Woody Harrelson (Nominated), Gabourey Sidibe (Nominated), Carey Mulligan (Nominated)
2009 - 5 out of 6
Brad Pitt (Nominated), Robert Downey Jr (Nominated), Anne Hathaway (Nominated), Frank Langella (Nominated), Sally Hawkins, Mickey Rourke (Nominated)
2008 - 4 out of 6 - Weakest year, get your sh*t together, Carol!
Daniel Day-Lewis (Winner), George Clooney (Nominated), James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Page (Nominated), Marion Cotillard (Winner)
2007 - 5 out of 6
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett (Nominated), Forest Whitaker (Winner), Helen Mirren (Winner), Penelope Cruz (Nominated), Leonardo DiCaprio (Nominated)
2006 - 5 out 5 for the same category (Best Director)
George Clooney (Nominated), Ang Lee (Winner), Paul Haggis (Nominated), Steven Spielberg (Nominated), Bennett Miller (Nominated)
2005 - 5 out of 6
Paul Giamatti, Annette Bening (Nominated), Hilary Swank (Winner), Jamie Foxx (Winner), Kate Winslet (Nominated), Leonardo DiCaprio (Nominated)
As always, the Grammy’s prove how pivotal a great song is. The nominees below are fantastic:
Record of the Year:
- "Rolling in the Deep," Adele
- "Holocene," Bon Iver
- "Grenade," Bruno Mars
- "The Cave," Mumford & Sons
- "Firework," Katy Perry
Song of the Year:
- "All of the Lights," Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)
- "The Cave," Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
- "Grenade," Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
- "Holocene," Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
- "Rolling in the Deep," Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
These are the only 2 categories I care about most times. This year more than ever.
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