Not Even Nominated

This is to express my general irksomeness not at the subjective awards at the Oscars, but the technical ones, which should be obvious. Mr. Roger Deakins, never been nominated. Mr. Carter Burwell, the composer of the soundtracks for Fargo, Gods and Monsters, and The Hudsucker Proxy, and the main reason that the Coen brothers’ films have any emotional component whatsoever, has never, that’s correct, never been nominated.

I can live with the fact that Howard Shore was ignored The Fly and Naked Lunch, but for Silence of the Lambs, which swept in every other category? Not even nominated. Darius Khondji’s cinematography for Se7en? Not even nominated. Jean-Paul Gaultier’s costumes for The Fifth Element, designed down to the last extra? Not even nominated.

Cinematography and Costume Award inevitably go to films set in the past, because this is what Grandma and Grandpa like. The awards, as you are no doubt aware, are in this case in determined by vote (and we all know how well that whole democracy thing turned out), specifically AMPAS members, who tend to be, well, old. Got a fanatical adherence to the 1943 Sears catalog? That statuette is practically sitting in your bathroom with guests surreptitiously closing the door, wondering if they have time to see exactly how big around it really is.

There are two films covered by Not Even Nominated