The Academy Awards were announced early on January 16, and the movies that won the most nominations were Gravity and American Hustle. There’s already been backlashes against both movies, with some considering them over-rated, but the Motion Picture Academy sure didn’t think so, giving ten nominations to each.
A lot of times the Oscars doesn’t award the biggest hits of the year either, and as Forbes points out, Gravity is the biggest blockbuster among the movies that were nominated. Hoping to build further Oscar buzz, Gravity is also heading back to theaters, and indeed, it’s a movie you should see on a big screen. (We’re wondering how it will do in home viewing, considering watching it on a small screen will diminish its impact.)
As Bullock told the L.A. Times, “When something is received like Gravity – which was completely unexpected, because the studio will tell you, they thought it was going to be one of these write-off situations – you don’t expect any more. It’s already an embarrassment of riches.”