Little bored tonight, so I’ve decided to make my picks for the major Academy Award categories. The real nominations are going to be announced Thursday, but I wanted to let everyone see how super smart and stuff I am before that happens. Now Bask in my psychic powers and bow down to my supreme knowledge or whatever!
Quick Note: My picks are a combination of both movies I’ve seen and the films the so called “real” critics are predicting to get nominated. However, the movies I highlight as my pick to win are all ones I’ve actually seen, with the exception of those that haven’t been released yet.
Probably going to be there:
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Other movies on my wish list:
The Dark Knight Rises
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Winner: Zero Dark Thirty – The critics have been raving about it so much, and it looks awesome. Hopefully I’ll see it as soon as it comes out. If I’m picking one I’ve actually seen I’d go with Argo or Lincoln.
Probably going to be there:
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Ben Affleck (Argo)
My wish list:
Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) Rian Johnson (Looper) Winner: Probably Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, I find the Best Picture and Director usually correspond, I should look that up… screw it. Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook Denzel Washington in Flight John Hawkes in The Sessions Hugh Jackman in Les Miserablés My wish list: Daniel Craig in Skyfall Suraj Sharma in The Life of Pi Jared Gilman in Moonrise Kingdom Colin Ferrell in Seven Psychopaths Winner: I’m going with Daniel Day-Lewis’s incredible performance in Lincoln. Best Actress Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook Naomi Watts in The Impossible Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild My wish list: Just realizing how few movies there are with a female lead, let’s make that a new years resolution, Hollywood. Winner: The only one of those movies I’ve seen is Silver Linings Playbook, so let’s go with Jennifer Lawrence. Though I have a feeling it will go to Chastain. Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln Alan Arkin in Argo Javier Bardem in Skyfall My wish list: Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike – Yeah, I’ll admit to seeing Magic Mike, fight me, it’s a Steven Soderbergh movie and not even that bad. Anyway, McConaughey was great. Sam Rockwell in Seven Psychopaths All of the Dwarves from The Hobbit Winner: I really really really want it to go to Bardem, who I thought was an awesome Bond villian, but I’m being very optimistic just putting him in my actual picks. I have to give the nod to Tommy Lee Jones. Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway in Les Miserablés Sally Field in Lincoln Amy Adams in The Master Helen Hunt in The Sessions Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy My wish list: Kara Hayward in Moonrise Kingdom Emma Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers Winner: Another category where I didn’t see a ton of the movies, but I legitimately thought Sally Field was amazing as Mary Todd Lincoln, so I’m giving it to her. Those are my predictions, we’ll see how that pans out for me. In keeping with the theme of this blog I’ll review all the movies I still haven’t seen from the Best Picture list once it’s finally announced, plus the other ones if I have time. Stay Tuned.