I know. The first one was great. Tommy Lee Jones' humor is so awesome, Elfman's score is good, and Will Smith still had that charming energy. Linda Fiorentino is awesome too.
After not being nominated for fifteen years worth of Oscar-worthy scores (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Batman and Dick Tracy ALL should have taken the honor --and don't get me started on none of the songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas being nominated), Elfman was finally nominated for his first Oscar in 1997. 97 was a unique year for having two categories for Best Original Score: one for Best Dramatic Score and one for Best Comedic Score. Elfman was nominated in BOTH categories -- for Men in Black in Comedic and for Good Will Hunting in Dramatic.
He was beaten by the scores for Titanic and The Full Monty. To this day Danny Elfman has still not won an Oscar. Five years from now he'll win for something he doesn't deserve.
the academy is a strange entity. Peter O'Toole, Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock have combined for 0 oscars (and no, lifetime achievement awards don't count as winning... unless you consider living to be an old man winning), meanwhile MoNique, Jennifer Hudson and Angelina Jolie have all won oscars.
Post by Blacksmile on Dec 27, 2011 20:02:49 GMT -8
My wife and I went and saw We Bought a Zoo today and both of us loved it. It was happy, touching, funny and super entertaining. As with most Cameron Crowe films the soundtrack is stellar and Jonsi's score enhances the overall feel of the movie perfectly.
I wouldn't be surprised if you are picturing me peeling a carrot with a staple gun.