Saturday, January 12, 2013
Oscar Nomination Thoughts and Golden Globe Predictions
First of all, let me just say I was pleased with most of the Oscar nominations. They seem to be showing more imagination and creativity in their picks, and I think the reason why is because the G.G's and all the campaigning seems to be happening either after or too much earlier before the Oscar nominations. If they kept it at their old schedule, I'm sure things would have turned out different. Still, some things bother me like Bigelow not making it as well as Hooper being snubbed and all this Life Of Pi love. The film is fine, but not Oscar-worthy, besides a few tech awards (it is gorgeously made). Anyway, here's my G.G predictions for tomorrow!
Best Picture: With Zero Dark Thirty out of the Director race (GRRRR) and the idiotic controversy surrounding the film, this seems to make Lincoln the frontrunner to win Best Picture. But if Argo takes the globe, it could pull off an upset. Many are talking about LIfe Of Pi being a spoiler, bur I doubt it. My Preference: Zero Dark Thirty right now, have not seen Argo or Django.
Best Director: I think Speilberg will pull it off, but I could see Afleck win too. It would be coll if he won all the precursors wouldn't it? Then we woouldn't know who'd win the actual oscar! My Preference: Bigelow.
Best Actor In A Motion Picture Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis for sure! Preference: Have no others, so DDL, lol!
Best Actress In A Motion Picture Drama: I'll say Jessica Chastain, but watch out for Naomi Watts. If she can pull off a win here, this race could change direction drastically. My preference: Chastain, have not seen any of the others.
Best Motion Picture Musical Or Comedy: Les Miserables will most likely win, but I wouldn't rule out an upset from Silver Linings Playbook either. The others have no chance. My preference: Les Mis, but I wouldn't mind a win for Silver Linings.
Best Actor In A Motion Picture Musical Or Comedy: Hugh vs Bradley Cooper. I'll just go with Hugh, but I'm hoping Brad can pull an upset. My preference: Brad!!
Best Actress In A Motion Picture Musical Or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence is a near certain winner here. If not, then maybe Meryl or Maggie. My preference: Jennifer!
Best Supporting Actor: I think P.S.H can actually win a 2nd Oscar and I think a 2nd globe as well. My preference: Tommy Lee Jones is the only one I've seen so far.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway will most likely win, or is it me or buzz isn't as strong for her right now? Tell me your thoughts!!
Best Screenplay: The most exciting category this year! I think Lincoln will win, but S.L.P could win as well.
Anyway, when these are announced, the Oscar race will be a little bit more clearer in terms of frontrunners, though I doubt any locks will be established. Isn't it exciting?!! Finally, a wide-open Oscar Race! P.S: Check out my Z.D.T review below and expect a review of Lincoln tomorrow!!