February 23, 2012

Alfie's Oscar Picks...

This weekend is the biggest night of the year in movies, the gay superbowl... the Academy Awards!

And while Alfie doesn't really see movies, unless you count the ones playing on our TV while he sleep-farts on the sofa, I do see a few, should see more, and have opinions on them all.

As always there is some wonky stuff with the nominations this year, like nine best picture nominees (not five, not ten, but nine...), and only two best song nominees, but overall looks like a pretty solid list. Here's my pics for the top six categories. And oh ignore the Moneyball poster, that is totally random....

Best Picture:
The Artist: No I haven't seen it it, but it seems to have the momentum. I loved The Help, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris, and was inspired by Moneyball, so those are contenders in my book, however The Artist seems likely to win. Man, I gotta see that movie!

Best Actress:
I didn't see The Iron Lady, but judging by the commercials Meryl Streep is amazing. Still I vote for Viola Davis of The Help, it was a terrific performance. I forgot she was acting.

Best Actor:
Much as I loved Brad Pitt in Moneyball, we recently saw The Descendants and George Clooney gives an amazing performance, mixing tragedy and comedy and making us feel his pain and his passion. Clooney for the win.

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer, Beginners: While the movie was not as great as I expected, Plummer's performance as a man coming out of the closet at age 75 as he faces widowhood and cancer, was real and heartfelt and funny and totally believable.

Best Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer seems to be a lock for The Help, in what was a showstopping performance. But don't forget Jessica Chastain for the same flick, who brought a wacky character to life in a caring and empathetic way.

Best Director:
Alexander Payne for The Descendants... because he should have gotten it for Sideways.

What are your picks for best film and performances of the year? Let me know in the comments below, I have some movies to see...

You can go to www.oscar.com for a full list of nominees, and lots of technical and legal junk as well...


Charlotte said...

For whatever reason, i was unable to post a comment on your posters... which were incredibly hysterical.

I feel as though i didn't have a chance to see as many of these movies as i would have liked this year but loved the artist! Am dying to see the descendents. Happy for all the winners though i am a little tired of seeing meryl at the podium.... even though i do love her.

Lol @ sleepfarts on the couch :p

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