Inability to Marshal Stoner Vote Leads to Speed Racer Oscar Snub


Although we won't know the final list of official nominees for the Best Visual Effects Oscar until January 22, AMPAS has released its list of seven finalists for the coveted prize today. Though we'll likely be selecting The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in our office pool, we find it strange that Speed Racer's insanely candy-colored visuals were on the receiving end of a snub. We can only assume that somewhere in midtown Manhattan, Time film critic Richard Corliss is weeping. [Awards Daily]