I let you in on my unqualified opinion on how The Academy Awards will go tomorrow night while giving a little insight into what my favorites were in each category this last year. [Read more...]
Now that my Best Films of 2010 article is out of the way I can focus on writing up the Oscars and focusing in on the performances and technical categories individually. I will do a will win/should win plus throw in some thoughts on what I thought were the snubs and list my favorite performances of the year. So without further delay let’s jump into the categories!
“Inception” – Should Win
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network” – Will Win
“Toy Story 3″
Hey there, the Academy Awards are this Sunday so I thought I would post my thoughts on the matter, who I think will and should win of the nominees, and who I think should have been nominated but wasn’t So with out further ado…
Oh, also if you want to see if you can pick the Oscars better than me, join my group and you can make your picks and change them up until the night before the show! Head to Awards Picks now to sign up for the Having Said That… pool.
Avatar is currently the odds on favorite to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Almost everyone enjoyed this film, but does it deserve to win Best Picture?
My expectations for Avatar were hindered from the beginning. Avatar’s various previews accurately depict its recycled plot and clichéd theme of the noble savage. I immediately dubbed the film ‘Dances with Wolves meets Fern Gully meets Aliens.’ I wasn’t even aware that Sigourney Weaver was in the film! Despite my hesitations, I was flat-out entertained when I eventually saw the film. The enthralling nature of the film can best be explained by Cameron’s storytelling abilities combined with the new technologies at his disposal. The facial motion capture far exceeded my expectations and Cameron’s new brand of 3D filming enhanced the experience. Sam Worthington’s acting is solid, but he and everyone else are overshadowed by the performance of Zoe Saldana. Zoe’s performance as Neytiri sells the film. Avatar is 162 minutes long but given its positive qualities the film never drags and seems much shorter.
And if you want to see if you can pick the Oscars better than me, join my group and you can make your picks and change them up until the night before the show! Head to Awards Picks now to sign up for the Having Said That… pool.
“The Blind Side”
“The Hurt Locker”
“A Serious Man”
“Up in the Air”
I shot a 61%, not bad! Not good.(insert a smiley face emoticon)
Ok, I am going to run through this list here, and let you guys think who is going to win; not that it matters what I think. I also might add some commentary and suggestions for people that were snubbed.
Bold is who I think will win, Italics is who I think should win. [Read more...]