Were geeks snubbed at the Oscars?

Posted by David Konow

As we've reported previously on TG, there's been a lot of Oscar buzz about Andy Serkis's motion capture performance in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, practically since the film first came out. 



Many were hoping that Andy would get an Oscar nod, and there was also a big push to the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake to bring home big time Oscar gold, but both unfortunately got shut out.

Were geeks snubbed at the Oscars?Reporting on the Oscar snubs on Deadline, the list includes Dragon Tattoo and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, which Warner Brothers made a big Oscar push for as well, David Fincher for Director, and Steven Spielberg also got passed over for War Horse.

Along with Serkis getting passed up for Apes, comedic genius Albert Brooks also got the shaft for his role in Drive.

There's sure to be more geek outrage to come, but already there's some reaction spreading on the net.

As Movieline reports, comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted, "Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, @AlbertBrooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am." 

CBSNews asked, "Did Andy Serkis deserve an Oscar?," Filmcritic.com ran the headline, "not Science Fiction's Best Year," and the NY Daily News ran a poll for the biggest Oscar snub: Michael Fassbender in Shame, Serkis, and Bridesmaids not getting a Best Picture nod.

Martin Scorsese's Hugo had the most Oscar nominations with 11, including Best Picture, followed by The Artist with 10, and The Descendants with 5.