Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Oscar Buzz

Want to play The Oscar Guessing game with me? Here are my votes. Please note, dear Nicole that I have not seen your rabbit movie.

Should get best actor: Colin Firth for The Kings Speech
Will get best actor: Colin Firth for The Kings Speech
Dear Colin you are wonderful in this movie and its amazing to know you have done such great work and at last you will have your moment.

Should get best actress:Jennifer Lawrence for Winters Bone
Will get best actress: Natalie Portman for Black Swan
Natalie you are great in the ballet movie. However, you trained for a year for that job. If any of us folk trained for a year for a job we would be fired. AND, knowing Darren Aronofsky's earlier work (especially Requiem for a Dream) I wish he had been allowed to direct as I bet he wanted this movie. Anyway, I will not begrudge you Natalie, getting the statue, though Jennifer gives such a remarkable performance in a movie that is as stark as its title.

Should get best director: Danny Boyle for 127 Hours
Will get best director: David Fincher for Social Network
I LOVED Social Network, however the direction of a story about a guy, a big rock and a hand job, is so incredible, that it deserves an award. I don't think he is even nominated.

Should get best movie: Social Network
Will get best movie: The Kings Speech
I actually don't mind either way. I just feel Social Network sums up a generation and a social hunger that is going to be historic. I know The Kings Speech is historic, I'm just making a contemporary point!
I loved True Grit as well. Matt Damon is not like Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld is brilliant.

Movies that went by without attention. Solitary Man - Michael Douglas in this is outstanding. The American - I'm one of the few who loved this movie and have pleasant dreams about George Clooney in it, waiting in that pastry shop. Heaven, pure heaven!

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