Sally Hawkins finally got her Oscar nomination! (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press)
Well, the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and they were, as always, a mess. There were snubs (no love for "Inside Llewyn Davis") and surprises (way too much love for "August: Osage County" and "Wolf of Wall Street"), something called "Alone But Not Alone," and a whole bunch of nominations for "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave."
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Though film studios tend to enjoy releasing their "award-worthy films" toward the end of the year, so as to make them more prominent in the minds of moviegoers and Academy Awards voters (which is just silly, because if it's actually a really good movie, you're going to remember it, even if you watched it last February ... but I digress), there's still a strong number of movies that come out in the summer that still get noticed come Oscar time. In the past few years, summer releases such as "Beasts ... read more