Sunday, 24 February 2013

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My Oscar Picks 2013

So Here are MY Oscar Picks! Just in Time!! So What do you think? Do you Agree? Let me know NOW! before the actual Awards show



So It's OSCAR's Night!.....well depending when you are reading this actually. If you are reading this post AFTER the Oscar's then at least you can look down at my list and see how well I did.
So Oscar Night is here! Another year of Hollywood pretty much getting every who's who's and measuring each other's dicks to see whose is the biggest, and frankly it's usually the one's with a sugar daddy connected to them (eg. Big Studio Money for the voters)

But that aside, the Oscars is a great night and event where you get to see some of Hollywood's finest step out to honour their movies. Obviously this post is simple, below are ALL the nominees for the 2013 Oscars and I shall predict who I think will win. Simple as that! I'll do all of them, but the lesser known ones (ie The Ones nobody cares about) I will simply pick without explanation.

So, Let's See how well I do.



Best film
  • Amour
  • Argo  WINNER
  • Beasts Of The Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • Life Of Pi
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Why Argo? Well I Haven't seen it, so It was simply a Guess judging by the reviews and what I have heard. It has won several awards leading up to this event and I have a feeling it'll follow suit.

Best actress
  • Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook  WINNER
  • Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
  • Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts - The Impossible

Why Jennifer Lawrence? Well I have seen this film, and although I don't believe it was a better performance that Bradley Coopers, it was still pretty good. Jennifer Lawrence is becoming a Hollywood Darling, and I believe the voters may want to do everything in their power to help her catapult into stardom. Surely it'd help Producers and Studio sell future Lawrence vehicles..

Best actor
  • Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln  WINNER
  • Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
  • Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
  • Denzel Washington - Flight

Why Daniel Day Lewis? Well, I Have seen Lincoln, and I'm not a fan of the film. BUT It's Daniel Day Lewis! This Guy could play Jimmy Saville in a Movie and people would applaud him for it. The Guy is Acting porn for the voters and awards committee  I'd love to have seen Wolverine win for "The Miserable" as he was superb in that, but I feel as though he will be unfairly snubbed. This prediction I hope I get wrong.


Best director
  • Michael Haneke - Amour
  • Ang Lee - Life of Pi
  • David O Russell - Silver Linings Playbook
  • Steven Spielberg - Lincoln  WINNER
  • Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild



Why Spielberg  Any Director who takes on a massive American History piece like Lincoln and has a back catalogue as hefty as his, will always sway the voters. It's Spielberg for christ sake! This category look's weak as if to help him win. With the absence of Tarrantino, Affleck and Hooper it seems the voters were easily led to believe Spielberg is the best choice.

Best supporting actor
  • Alan Arkin - Argo
  • Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained  WINNER
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Why Christoph? Because this guy, when having Tarrantino direct him, can act anybody off the screen without even speaking good English  A Great performance in a mental movie. This category is a tough one and possibly one of the most exciting. All previous winners and all great actors. His fiercest rival will be Tommy Lee Jones.

Best supporting actress
  • Amy Adams - The Master
  • Sally Field - Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables  WINNER
  • Helen Hunt - The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook

Why Hathaway? Because that girl CAN sing! Her small appearance in "The Miserable" was epic and completely stole the show. Catwoman has some lungs on her. Coming all the way from The Princess Diaries to this! This Girl is a Hollywood A List for sure. If she doesn't win then I'll shave my head and record my own rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" in my local park!

Best foreign film
  • Amour  WINNER
  • No
  • War witch
  • A Royal Affair
  • Kon-Tiki
Why Amour? Well I haven't seen it, but people just won't SHUT UP about it. A Story about Old people? No Thanks, but if you say it's great I'll take your word for it.


Best Animated Feature Film

  • Frankenweenie
  • The Pirates!
  • Wreck it Ralph
  • Paranorman
  • Brave  WINNER



Why BRAVE? Well Tough choice, not my fav, That would be Wreck it Ralph, which nearly led me to tears. Brave seems to be getting rave reviews for simpy being about strong women and family values. Well It's not the best one out of the lot but seems to have made the biggest impression


Ok,The Rest are the so called minor awards. So I'll Simply name the winners without explanation to prevent this post from lasting longer than the actual awards. Some of these are pure guesses. Enjoy.

Cinematography

"Life of Pi" - Robert Richardson
Costume Design

"Les Miserables" - Paco Delgado
Documentary (Feature)

"Searching For Sugar Man" - Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Documentary (Short Subject)

"Mondays at Racine" - Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Film Editing

"Life of Pi" - Tim Squyres
Makeup

"Les Miserables" - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)

"Skyfall" - Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

"Skyfall" from "Skyfall" - music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Production design

"Les Miserables" - Production Design: Eve Stewart, Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Short Film (Animated)

"Paperman" - John Kahrs

Short Film (Live Action)

"Buzkashi Boys" - Sam French and Ariel Nasr
Sound Editing:

"Life of Pi" - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Sound Mixing:

"Les Miserables" - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Visual Effects

"Life of Pi" - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

"Argo" - screenplay by Chris Terrio
Writing (Original Screenplay)

"Django Unchained" - written by Quentin Tarantino

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