Now the Oscar Race is heating up!Frankly, I've never seen a more divided critics awards season this year. No real sweeps in any category!Anyway, I still have quite a few films to see, mainly Young Adult and Hugo.
Here's my predictions:
Best Picture: The Artist. The Desendants would get my vote,but I really like The Artist as well.But I really feel that The Artist is this year's Slumdog Millionaire, and will win this one for sure.
Best Director: Michael Hazanavicius. His vision and direction for The Artist was perfect. I'd say Terence Mallick is the spoiler.I have not seen The Tree Of Life,but it looks like it's a very ambitious and visionary film.
Best Actor: George Clooney.Although Jean Dujardin and Brad Pitt have strong chances too, I think this is George's year.my personal choice is Dujardin though.
Best Actress: The hardest race to call.Michelle Williams would be the most logical choice given she's been sweeping the Critics Awards,but Carey Mulligan lost this award to Meryl and Sandra Bullock and she swept up all the critics awards too.Viola might win,but I don't see her winning here by herself at least.Meryl and Viola could tie,and I think this is the most likely result. Either that or Michelle winning. As you can see, I have no idea!!!
Best Supporting Actor: Either Christopher Plummers or Albert Brooks.I'd give the edge to Plummer, but I wouldn't be surprised if Brooks won. I've seen neither of they're films, so fill me in if you have!!!!
Best Supporting Actress:Jessica Chastain! i could see Octavia Spencer winning, and I love her in The Help,but I think Jessica will be honored here due to all her work this year.I'm wondering if she could be this year's Kate Winslet, and be nominated for another film.Anyone who has seen Take Shelter or Tree Of Life, fill me in!
Best Original Screenplay: A tough race between Midnight In Paris and The Artist,I'd give the edge to The Artist.
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Desendants, a near lock.
So there they are! The Acting categories are wide ope, besides Best Supporting Actor, but apart from that, we've got the most exciting acting races in years! Tell me your thoughts and predictions!