Every year I try to watch all the Best Picture nominees and as a result end up watching most of the performances that are Oscar nominated. I thought I would write up a quick blurb for what is my favorite award show and something I look forward to every year.
Will Win- The Artist
At this point in the Oscar “game” I would say I would be anything, but shocked if The Artist doesn’t win. Is it truly brillant or is it built up due to Oscar hype? Is it gimicky or is it truly a fantastic take on the silent film era? I feel that it does successfully pull off the remarkable and will win Best Picture.
Should Win- Moneyball
Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, it’s easy to love this movie. The pacing is fantastic and it’s more than just a story of a baseball team. I can easily see myself re-watching it. I think it’s important for us to all re-examine how we are live our lives and approach our careers. This film is almost exactly why The Artist will win.
Will Win- Michael Hazanavicius
The Artist is a silent film. IT’S A SILENT FILM.
Should Win- They are all great. What a great year for directors, but my vote is with Michael.
Will Win- Jean Dujardin
A performance measured in expression. Totally worthy of a win.
Should Win- George Clooney
His finest work. He is perfect in every scene. Measured. Funny. Vulnerable. It’s a shame he won’t win. (At least I think)
Will Win- Viola Davis
Her performance in The Help is so incredibly strong and intentional. She is constantly believable and is unrecognizable in the role.
Should Win- Viola Davis
Even though for me Rooney Mara is incredible, Viola’s performance is too strong.
Will Win-Christopher Plummer
I didn’t see this film admittedly. He seems to be the front runner.
Should Win- Jonah Hill
I wish the Academy would award more unexpectedly strong performances.
Will Win- Octavia Spencer
Born for this role.
Should Win- Octavia Spencer
BORN FOR THIS ROLE. Though my wife would kill me for not mentioning Melissa McCarthy. Also I might have fallen in love with Berenice Bejo.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Will Win- Midnight In Paris
Wonderful film. Romantic and not contrived. Charmingly funny.
Should Win-Midnight In Paris
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Will Win- The Descendants
It’s really good. REALLY good. Totally engrossing and poignant.
Should Win- Moneyball
It was my favorite film out of them all, of course I want it to win screenplay.
Maybe next year the Academy will throw me a bone, so that I don’t have to try and watch 9 films. 7 is such an easier number. Let me know your favorites for this year in the comments below.
The Modern Vintage Man’s Favorite Film – Moneyball (At Least Out Of The Oscar Pics)