February 26, 2011

Oscars: Who Should Win?

This weekend's Academy Awards are about many many things... the amazing fashions and especially the craptacular fashions, whether hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco will pull it off, how boring the musical numbers will be, and who will mess up and say or do something outrageous. Oh, and they are also giving out a bunch of big-time awards.

I am behind on my movie-viewing, so have not seen all of the nominees. So this is not an objective overview of the top awards. Not that it would be anyway...

Best Picture
Nominated: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone
What I have seen: Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Social Network, Toy Story 3
Who will win: The King's Speech
Who should win: The Social Network

Best Actor

Nominated: Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco
What I have seen: Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
Who will win: Colin Firth
Who should win: Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine. Oh yeah, he wasn't nominated. That may hurt his chances. Bastards.

Best Actress
Nominated: Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Black Swan, Michelle Williams
What I have seen: Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right, Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine
Who will win: Natalie Portman
Who should win: Michelle Williams

Best Supporting Actor
Nominated: Christian Bale, John Hawkes, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Geoffrey Rush
What I have seen: Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right
Who will win: Christian Bale
Who should win: anyone except Christian Bale, who comes across as an asshole, and judging by his hammy performance in the commercials, is the reason I have not seen The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated: Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter, Melissa Leo, Hailee Steinfeld, Jackie Weaver
What I have seen: None of them. Oops.
Who will win: Anyone's guess, this seems like the most up-for-grabs category
Who should win: Adams and Carter are both amazing actresses who have been Oscar calibre for years. Give it to one of them.

Did you see Oscar's big ten films? What were your faves this year?


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