Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Oscars! by the TV Lass

I have a special blog for you!  I will be posting my guesses for the Academy Awards.  I know this is a TV blog, but movies are also something that I love.  I enjoy celebrity and watching all these actors come together and all the campaign for their awards.

The surprise is that I have my TV partner in crime from college posting her choices as well.  We've done this for many awards shows, and I asked her to guest blog.  I thought we should bring our little competition to the public.  She is better at guessing the winners than I am.  But I am looking forward to see how this turns out. 

***I knew I should have slept on my choices before revealing them to the blogosphere. I decided to change my best picture choice, see below.

Best Picture: The Help-I think an academy of old white men is going to try to not appear racist.  I originally chose Hugo because of nostalgia of the academy, but The Artist falls into this too.  I just can't swallow The Artist winning.  Don't get me wrong I think it's awesome that the film was made, and that it is getting recognized, but it isn't the best of film making.  There is a reason why sound is needed in movies, this movie proved that.  It will be the Crash of 2012 if it is wins (Brokeback Mountain should have won instead of Crash in 2006), and Weinstein will get another pat on the back.
Leading Actor: George Clooney-I have seen almost all the movies, and his performance is more moving. Gary Oldman is my true choice. 
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer-I don't see how it could not be him.
Leading Actress: Viola Davis-her performance made "You is kind" sound good.
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
Animated Feature: Rango-going for nostalgia again 
Art Direction: Harry Potter-it deserves to win something. 
Cinematography: War Horse
Costume Design: The Artist-Black and white must have been a challenge
Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist 
Documentary Feature: Hell and Back Again-Edited by a Temple Grad making Philadelphia proud.
Documentary Short:
Saving Face
Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Original Score: War Horse
Original Song: Man or Muppet from The Muppets
Animated Short Film: La Luna
Sound Editing: Drive-I really wish the movie received more recognition. 
Sound Mixing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Visual Effects: Harry Potter
Adapted Screenplay: Moneyball-Because it took so long to come together, it'll win. 
Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris-even though it would be great to see Bridesmaids recognized.

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