Owen Pallett gets a 2014 Oscar nomination; Sarah Polley doesn’t

Owen Pallett gets a 2014 Oscar nomination; Sarah Polley doesn’t

(Image: Pallett: Guus Krol; Polley: Sasoriza) (Image: Pallett: Guus Krol; Polley: Sasoriza)
 

Oscar, you unpredictable jerk. The 2014 Academy Award nominations were announced earlier this morning, and Sarah Polley, the Toronto director whose Stories We Tell was considered a strong candidate for Best Documentary Feature, is nowhere on the list. Somewhat unexpectedly, the city’s great hope at this year’s award ceremony will instead be Owen Pallett, who is nominated alongside William Butler of Arcade Fire for his work on the score for the Spike Jonze film Her. It’s not a filmmaking category, but we’ll take it.

Polley’s reaction has been gracious. This morning, she tweeted her congratulations to one of the documentaries that did manage to make the nomination list this year: