In all the best-of lists and nominations for awards and things (BAFTA, Oscars, Golden Globes, SAGs, Critic’s Choice) I have seen no mention of Cosmopolis, but then I looked it up and found this and was very pleased.
So basically if you were somehow unknowing to the fact [opinion] that the Academy Awards and Golden Globes and any other group of people like to do the same thing all the time (many) then wiggity what is wrong with you. This is also readily seen with the complete absence of Cloud Atlas from the Oscars but is nominated for Score in the Golden Globes which it will hopefully win because it certainly was to me.
Also nothing from the Academy or Globes for Looper, but it is nominated for Original Screenplay along with The Master, Flight, Moonrise Kingdom, and Zero Dark Thirty (only one I haven’t seen of these 5).
And the Spirit awards, which are for independent films didn’t nominate Cloud Atlas for anything. Yeah, that thing was independent, yeah, it had some of the greatest performances and literally every other category ever.
Directors Guild nominated Rian Johnson (writer/director of Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper) for the (fourth season) episode of Breaking Bad that he directed, “Fly,” which is the one where Walter is obsessed with the Fly in the lab. I’m thinking it might belong to Greg Mottola (directed Superbad, Adventureland (wrote as well as directed that one), Paul, 3 episodes of Arrested Development) for the season finale of The Newsroom though, cause God damn Based God. He was also a co-executive producer and directed the first and third episodes.
There are of course dozens of awards (and lists but with there being hundreds of news/film sites and film festivals and everything else and me knowing only a few something something parenthesis) that I did not mention, which does not mean they are worth any less or should be given any greater or lesser importance or whatever, most (might be all) of these were on the imdb nominations page and I could see them easily and I don’t want to read more nominations and see the same 15 names that repeatedly.
[just about] Everything is an opinion. [just about] Everything.
Go see Cloud Atlas. It’s quite spectacular and beautiful and the score is fantastic and it’s all very very good.