The Academy Award nominations will be announced Jan. 24. So we asked staff who most deserves a nod but will likely be ignored by the Academy.
The dinosaur in"The Tree of Life."It was a tough decision, but he did the right thing.
Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun
I know reactions were mixed to"Martha Marcy May Marlene,"but I think it was powerful — moreso than"Take Shelter."
Anne Tallent, editor, b
When will the "Harold & Kumar" franchise get its due? When?!
Wesley Case, reporter, b
Alan Rickman for "Harry Potter." And Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's acting challenge to Meryl Streep in"Transformers: Dark of the Moon."
Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b
Ryan Gosling. He has been acting his butt off for years without much recognition. I thought he was fantastic in"The Ides of March."
John-John Williams IV, reporter, The Baltimore Sun
Ryan Gosling in"Drive."Seems he's getting awards nods for his other two roles this year,"The Ides of March"and"Crazy, Stupid, Love.,"but "Drive" was by far the performance of his career.
Mick Lee, Z104.3
It's hard walking into an established brand, but Walter pulled it off with charm and hilarity in "The Muppets."Oscars should be for Muppets too!
Olivia Hubert-Allen, community manager, The Baltimore SunCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times