Valentine’s Day Oscars Picks

by indiaautry

Happy Valentine’s Day, my one year anniversary of blogging! I’m marking the occasion by doing a pre-Oscars write up.

Best Actor: DDL (Lincoln)

My favorite scene? The I-mean-business, you-best-be-getting-me-my-votes Lincoln scene.

My favorite scene? The I-mean-business, you-best-be-getting-me-my-votes scene.

My favorite actor, Daniel Day Lewis, will score again. He not only transformed his appearance, but even the way he moved and spoke was Abe all the way. Ah. Maze. Ing. He brought the exalted president down to earth and into our hearts; and, along with the rest of the exceptional cast, made an important American history lesson a grand, moving experience.

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

My favorite scene? The I-mean-business, you'd-best-be-getting-me-my-resources scene.

My favorite scene? The I-mean-business, you’d-best-be-getting-me-my-resources scene.

She’s one of my favorite actresses, period. Her delicate features, high voice and passionate spirit made her perfect for this suprisingly-strong woman role – the type of role I can see myself playing.

Now, I make this choice, abashedly, without having yet seen “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” However, I think I’m safe in assuming Oscar isn’t progressive enough to designate even a very talented and adorable child as best actress. The nomination is impressive, though. Not only would Quvenzhane Wallis be the youngest best actress, she would be only the second of African descent.

I have a bet going with a friend who has his money on Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook.” Unfortunately, the odds are on his side.

Best Supporting Actor: Robert Deniro (Silver Linings Playbook)

silver-linings-playbook-robert-deniroNow, I know Christoph Waltz is predicted to win this for his role in the awesome “Django Unchained,” having already done so at the SAG awards. But I like Deniro for this honor, mainly because one of his scenes made me cry in under a minute of talking to his mentally dysfunctional son, played by Bradley Cooper.

Although, Waltz’s win will be nice recognition for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” especially since star Jaime Foxx didn’t get a best actor nom.

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)


I dreamed a dream – ’nuff said.

Best Director: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

However. Shame on you, Academy, for not nominating Ben.


For shame.

Fortunately, the Brits disagree. (See the related article at the end.)

But I’m guessing Oscar will give Ang Lee his props for making an “unfilmable” book filmable.

This movie had me calling my cat "Richard Parker" for the rest of the night.
This movie had me calling my cat “Richard Parker” for the rest of the night.

Best Picture: Argo (Ben Affleck‘s Argo)

SAG’s winner for Best Ensemble Cast usually is a predictor of best picture, and Ben deserves some credit for becoming a heck of a director.

Incidentally, nice jeans.

Incidentally, nice jeans…