Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Nevermind, Feb 4, 2011.
Just a week to go...
I think Brad Pitt is going to win Best Actor.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST ANIMAETD FEATURE FILM
The Tree of Life
BEST ART DIRECTION
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST FILM EDITING
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Iron Lady
BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Man or Muppet (The Muppets)
BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
BEST SOUND EDITING
BEST SOUND MIXING
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
BEST WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
BEST WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Midnight in Paris
"The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer
ielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Actor in a Leading Role
Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer in "Beginners"
Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis in "The Help"
Actress in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer in "The Help"
Animated Feature Film
"Chico & Rita" Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
"The Artist" Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
"The Artist" Guillaume Schiffman
"The Artist" Mark Bridges
"The Artist" Michel Hazanavicius
"Pina" Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
Documentary (Short Subject)
"The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
"The Artist" Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
Foreign Language Film
"A Separation" Iran
"Albert Nobbs" Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
Music (Original Score)
"Hugo" Howard Shore
Music (Original Song)
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
Short Film (Animated)
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
Short Film (Live Action)
"Pentecost" Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane
"Drive" Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
"War Horse" Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson
"Hugo" Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
"Moneyball" Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
Writing (Original Screenplay)
"The Artist" Written by Michel Hazanavicius
Alright, so after my semi-traditional binge on watching nominees in the month before Oscars, the movies I have seen are as follows:
Alright, so far I've seen:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris
The Ides of March
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
A Better Life
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
I also stopped watching Bridesmaids and Tree of Life about 40 and 30 minutes in respectively because I already knew I didn't care for them at all.
I'm going to try to see A Separation and The Iron Lady before the ceremony tomorrow, after I get up.
I really don't care about winning colors, and I have a strict policy of not predicting in any category that I haven't seen every nomination (or at least 4/5 in some cases), so I'm not going to go all out in predictions. Also, as I mentioned before that I don't care about colors, I'm going to be saying who I WANT to win, not necessarily who I think WILL win. Here goes:
Hugo. I'd also be happy with Midnight in Paris or The Artist. Please do NOT give it to The Tree of Life, Moneyball, or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The former was the only one I actually disliked- and indeed Moneyball was pretty good- but they weren't as good as the others.
Hugo again. Possibly my favorite movie of the year. Once again Midnight in Paris and The Artist are fine, as they were also in my top 5. No Tree of Life. I'm indifferent to The Descendants.
Midnight in Paris. Another favorite. Watching A Separation in the morning to finish off the category, but I don't think it will displace Woody Allen. Hated Bridesmaids, so not that, and not Margin Call, because while it was good it wasn't as good. I'm fine with The Artist winning too, as it's another favorite.
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Hugo. If not that then The Ides of March. Not Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as I found it mediocre.
Jean Dujardin in The Artist. No contest. Once again don't want TTSS to win. I'd also be fine with Bichir, and to a lesser extent Pitt.
No comment on Best Actress yet, but hopefully I'll see The Iron Lady tomorrow before the show. I might decide I want Streep to win then. All I know is that while I haven't seen the film, I don't care for Michelle Williams in general, and right now I really liked all three performances I have seen, but I might have to go with Rooney Mara if pressed. But maybe not.
Best Supporting Actor: Not enough shows seen to comment.
Best Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer in The Help. I don't want Chastain to win, and once again I hated Bridesmaids as well. I'd still be fine with Bejo or McTeer winning.
Hugo, but I also wouldn't mind if The Artist or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won. Still indifferent to The Descendants. I don't want Moneyball to win this category even though I liked the film quite a bit. There were simply better nominations.
Haven't seen enough to comment on Animated Feature, Foreign Language, or Documentary Feature. Will probably watch as many of these as possible after the ceremony is already over.
War Horse. Beautiful camera work. I think Tree of Life will win though. At least it did look decent when I was watching it. There really isn't anything I would mind seeing win in this category. They were all good.
The Artist. Haven't seen Tintin yet, but will after the ceremony is over. But I really loved the score to The Artist. Don't want TTSS or War Horse to win. Hugo is fine.
Hugo, with Midnight in Paris as a close second. The Artist is also fine. Not either of the others, because while they were both good, they were definitely outclassed.
I know I've only seen two of these, but I already know that I don't want Transformers or Real Steel to win. So probably Hugo , though Harry Potter is also fine. I'll see
I don't think anybody got them all right, but I will be calculating the winner ASAP.
Nobody got all the acting categories right:
Four Dot: 13
Mr Zap (who did not choose in all categories): 9
Drac is the clear winner!