How to solve the problem with Memoirs of a Geisha... It hasn't been performing well in the first few awards (even heavily buzzed actresses Ziyi Zhang and Gong Li were snubbed by the BFCA), and reviews range from mixed to downright vicious (it currently has a sad 28% rating at Rotten Tomatoes). I am no longer confident at all about its chances for a Best Picture nomination, but I'm still hoping for (and rather expecting) noms for the two actresses. Let's see how the Golden Globe nominations unfold. They'll be coming out tomorrow.
Recently learned from its FYC ads that Disney is pitching Tilda Swinton for a Best Actress nomination for her praised performance in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. What the hell are they thinking?! She has no chance whatsoever of scoring that nom! The buzz that she's getting (which isn't very much to begin with) is all for a possible Supporting consideration. Someone please tell me that they've recently changed this tactic of theirs.