Oh I wish I was an Oscar…

Posted: February 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Oscar Pics … let’s see, let’s see.  I know they like to pass around the spoils of war, take into consideration whether this or that actor/actress has already received their due before or … if this is the first time out for them. Nevertheless, here are my choices. What are yours?

Best PictureThe King’s Speech

Best Actor – Colin Firth for The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actor – Geoffrey Rush for The King’s Speech

Best Actress – Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Best Supporting Actress – Hallie Steinfield for True Grit

Notes:  I think one of the most daring and haunting films of the lot was Winter’s Bone, shattering in its realistic portrayal of the Ozarks sub-culture and the meth trade. We have not seen the last of the intense Jennifer Lawrence. Jeff Bridges has reinvented himself and True Grit is the latest example. But because people went crazy with Crazy Heart he didn’t have a chance for two in a row. Social Network had its plot as the most compelling aspect of the film, but neither its cinematography nor acting could match it. Black Swan could have easily taken best film if it were for the competition – The King’s Speech. Ever seen anything so bright and dark at the same time? Hip-Hip-Hooray for the pscyho-fantasy thriller, Inception, that should be recognized not only for its sophisticated plot but remarkable visuals.
Sound off friends! What are your pics?

  1. John Smith says:

    Hi – been following you for a while, but don’t usually have time to comment. I like your writing style – it’s a lot like your speaking style:)

    As to your Oscar pics – would not have it any other way, especially since I have not seen Black Swan. With all the buzz, Ms Portman may finally have shaken her Star Wars persona.

    I just absorbed The King’s Speech like a well-cooked meal – richly textured, pretty to watch, witty dialogue, consumate acting all around . . . and based pretty close to the truth. What’s not to like:)
    Actually it strikes me that the field is getting a little better lately for good films. Hope this trend continues and we are spared another round of Boomer television shows repackaged unsuccessfully.

    Enjoy watching them hand out the Little Golden Guy – I’d bet you have nailed it.

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