Nominations for both this year’s WGA Awards and ASC Awards came out today, and while there were a few tiny bright spots (“The White Ribbon” made the ASC’s cut; and the WGA, um… I guess they at least didn’t snub the Coen brothers), both made the error-in-judgement of including “Avatar” and excluding “Bright Star.” I wasn’t particularly expecting “Star” to make the WGA cut (though, seriously, giving Nora Ephron a nod for half-a-decent screenplay “Julie & Julia” and not giving one to Campion is quite sad), and “Avatar”‘s ASC nod is semi-reasonable, the flip side is downright ridiculous:
For one, James Cameron’s “script” for
“Pocahontas” “The New World” “Dances With Wolves” “Ferngully: The Last Rainforest” “Avatar” does not deserve any sort of recognition.
For another, Greig Fraser’s work as DP on “Bright Star” is absolutely gorgeous, and I hoped would be the one thing the film managed to pull off. Sadly, not so.