Friday, 15 February 2013
Jay said on Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:52:24 AM
Close! But I think Argo will sneak out Editing!
Jess said on Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:46:27 AM
Regarding ARGO, is it possible a movie that loses best director, actor and screenplay wins best picture? Not that the academy makes sense, but how can that be justified. ZERO DARK THRITY is the best directed, acted and written and thus the best movie (I'd also be happy with Django, but it has no chance.)
Robert Eastland said on Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:14:56 PM
Richard, I sincerely hope that these are just your PREDICTIONS, and not who you actually want to win, because there's a huge difference. If Jessica Chastain loses to ANYBODY, I may very well turn off the TV and not watch the rest of show. The Academy cannot be that stupid as to give the Oscar to anybody else in this category.
I know it has no chance, but Django Unchained is personally my favorite movie of the year. It was an extremely entertaining and also very poignant depiction of American slavery, and it actually angers me that critics haven't given it as much praise as it deserves. It's a disgrace that the brilliant Quentin Tarantino hasn't won a Directing Oscar yet. Pulp Fiction should have won best director and best picture, as well as Inglourious Basterds. It's a disgrace that he, Kathryn Bigelow, and Ben Affleck weren't even nominated for Best Director this year as well. Django Unchained had the best screenplay of the year also, but of course, nobody gives it the credit it deserves.
Robert De Niro is my favorite actor of all time, but his great work in Silver Linings Playbook just can't compare to Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained, plain and simple. If Waltz wins next Sunday, then I believe he has a good chance to match Walter Brennan's record of 3 Best Supporting Actor wins. He's the best character actor alive today. It's a shame he started so late in his life, I get truly happy listening to his monologues.
Ang Lee should win Best Director, but of course they'll give to Spielberg. And Best Actor was decided when the trailer for Lincoln was released. But now we get to the Best Picture category. Can Argo really become the first film to win the Best Picture award...and nothing else...since 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty? I surely hope not. Aside of Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty was the best film of the year. Both of theses masterpieces are in my top 50 all time, and I may actually break down in tears if neither of them win any major awards.
Also, on a side note, I think Alan Arkin's nomination should have gone to Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike, or Michael Fassbender in Prometheus. Can't wait till Oscar night, write me back!