Valentine’s Day Oscars Picks
Happy Valentine’s Day, my one year anniversary of blogging! I’m marking the occasion by doing a pre-Oscars write up.
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.
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.
Now, I know is predicted to win this for his role in the awesome “ ,” having already done so at the . 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.
However. Shame on you, Academy, for not nominating Ben.
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.
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.
- ‘Argo’ Wins Best Film Bafta; Affleck Named Best Director (bloomberg.com)