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Inception Leads Satellite Award Nominations; Surprise Omissions

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 2, 2010 at 1:02AM

IndieWIRE's Peter Knegt looks at the Wacky Satellite Award nominations, led by Inception with eleven (including Best Picture, Director, Actor [DiCaprio] and Supporting Actress [Marion Cotillard]). Knegt notes that these often inexplicable and "generally disregarded" as Oscar precursor awards do include many "worthy nominees" this year. However, a slew of surprising omissions include Black Swan, Rabbit Hole and The Fighter from the Best Picture category.
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IndieWIRE's Peter Knegt looks at the Wacky Satellite Award nominations, led by Inception with eleven (including Best Picture, Director, Actor [DiCaprio] and Supporting Actress [Marion Cotillard]). Knegt notes that these often inexplicable and "generally disregarded" as Oscar precursor awards do include many "worthy nominees" this year. However, a slew of surprising omissions include Black Swan, Rabbit Hole and The Fighter from the Best Picture category.

The complete list of nominees is below; winners will be announced on December 19.

Motion Picture (Drama)
“127 Hours”
“Animal Kingdom”
“Blue Valentine”
“Get Low”
“The Ghost Writer”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
“The Town”
“Winter’s Bone”

Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
“Cyrus”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“Made in Dagenham”
“The Other Guys”
“Please Give”
“Red”
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”

Director
Ben Affleck, “The Town”
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
Danny Boyle, “127 Hours”
Lisa Cholodenko, “The Kids Are All Right”
David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
David Michod, “Animal Kingdom”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
Roman Polanski, “The Ghost Writer”
Debra Granik, “Winter’s Bone”

Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Inception”
Michael Douglas, “Solitary Man”
Robert Duvall, “Get Low”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
James Franco, “127 Hours”
Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine”

Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
Steve Carrell, “Dinner for Schmucks”
Michael Cera, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
Romain Duris, “Heartbreaker”
Andy Garcia, “City Island”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Love & Other Drugs”
John Malkovich, “Red”
John C. Reilly, “Cyrus”

Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
Helen Mirren, “The Tempest”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Noomi Rapace, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Tilda Swinton, “I Am Love”
Naomi Watts, “Fair Game”
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”
Anne Hathaway, “Love & Other Drugs”
Sally Hawkins, “Made in Dagenham”
Catherine Keener, “Please Give”
Julianne Moore, “The Kids Are All Right”
Mary-Louise Parker, “Red”
Marisa Tomei, “Cyrus”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Pierce Brosnan, “The Ghost Writer”
Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
Tommy Lee Jones, “The Company Men”
Bill Murray, “Get Low”
Sean Penn, “Fair Game”
Jeremy Renner, “The Town”
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Marion Cotillard, “Inception”
Anne-Marie Duff, “Nowhere Boy”
Vanessa Redgrave, “Letters to Juliet”
Rosamund Pike, “Barney’s Version”
Kristin Scott Thomas, “Nowhere Boy”
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”
Dianne Wiest, “Rabbit Hole”

Screenplay (Original)
“Biutiful”
“The Eclipse”
“Get Low”
“Inception”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The King’s Speech”
“Toy Story 3

Screenplay (Adapted)
“127 Hours”
“Fair Game”
“The Ghost Writer”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
“The Social Network”
“The Town”
“Winter’s Bone”

Art Direction & Production Design
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Black Swan”
“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky”
“I Am Love”
“Inception”
“Scott Pilgrim vs the World”
“Shutter Island”

Cinematography
“127 Hours”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
“I Am Love”
“Inception”
“Salt”
“Secretariat”
“Shutter Island”
“Unstoppable”

Costume Design
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Black Swan”
“Eat Pray Love”
“The King’s Speech”
“Robin Hood”

Film Editing
“Inception”
“Please Give”
“Shutter Island”
“The Social Network”
“The Town”
“Unstoppable”

Original Score
“127 Hours”
“Black Swan”
“The Eclipse”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
“Inception”
“Salt”
“The Social Network”
“Unstoppable”

Original Song
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours”
“Alice” from “Alice in Wonderland”
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from “Burlesque”
“Country Strong” from “Country Strong”
“What Part of Forever” from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
“Eclipse (All Yours)” from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Sound (Editing and Mixing)
“127 Hours”
“Inception”
“Iron Man 2
“Nowhere Boy”
“Secretariat”
“Shutter Island”
“Unstoppable”

Visual Effects
“127 Hours”
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Inception”
“Iron Man 2
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
“Unstoppable”

Motion Picture (Foreign Language Film)
“Biutiful”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“I Am Love”
“Mother”
“Outside the Law”
“Soul Kitchen”
“White Material”

Motion Picture (Animated or Mixed Media)
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Despicable Me”
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
“Toy Story 3

Motion Picture (Documentary)
“Behind the Burly Q”
“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer”
“Countdown to Zero”
“A Film Unfinished”
“Inside Job”
“Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”
“Restrepo”
“Sequestro”
“The Tillman Story”
“Waiting for Superman”

This article is related to: Awards, Box Office, Directors, Genres, Headliners, Hollywood, Independents, Media, Marketing, Oscars, Chris Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.