Most people this morning were focused on the fact that Tom Hanks, national treasure and universally adored human, did not get an Oscar nomination for either of his roles in Captain Phillips or Saving Mr. Banks. While Captain Phillips got other nominations (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor, to name a few), Saving Mr. Banks got only one nomination. Seriously? It has Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks and it got almost nothing? Weird.
You wanna know what's weirder? This sentence you're about to read: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has the same amount of Oscar nominations as Saving Mr. Banks. Yes. Let's say that again. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has the same amount of Oscar nominations as Saving Mr. Banks.
Bad Grandpa was nominated for Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling, while Saving Mr. Banks for a nod for Original Score. Now, we don't want to take anything away from Bad Grandpa, which had great prosthetics to turn Johnny Knoxville into 86-year-old Irving Zisman so he could wreak lots of havoc. And we totally love that apparently Oscar voters are Jackass fans. But back to the matter at hand.
Jackass, which is known for movies about things getting thrown at crotches and onscreen defecation, is tied with Saving Mr. Banks for Oscar nods. The more we say it the weirder it sounds. But at least The Lone Ranger didn't get more nominations than Saving…
Yep, The Lone Ranger, aka this summer's smelliest stinkfest and Razzies superstar, has two nominations. That's one more than Saving Mr. Banks. What is happening? The Long Ranger was nominated for Makeup and Hairstyling and Visual Effects. Well, we heard the train scene in the end was pretty boss. But seriously...what?!
In summary: A Tom Hanks movie is tied with Jackass for Oscar nominations, while The Lone Ranger beat them both. Sweet Christ.
But where is the love for Grown Ups 2?! Because apparently any movie that was shown on a big screen is getting Oscar nods.
We feel like we're taking crazy pills!