Today is Oscar day and let's start the day of with a charming column about Uggie who should have been nominated for the academy award. And DR even though you don't do movies I am sure you will enjoy this column:
I have my snacks all ready and my comfortable chair in a good viewing position so here are my predictions:
BEST MOVIE - And I have seen all of them:
The Artist - silent movie featuring Uggie the dog mentioned in the above column. Best movie of the year.
The Tree of Life - worst movie ever nominated for an Oscar. Next time I am thinking about going to a movie like this I am going to pay someone to hit me in the groin with a baseball bat, it would be less painful than watching this stinker,
Midnight In Paris - I did break my boycott of Woody Allen and go to this movie. Good movie, beautiful shots of Paris, nice history, love story.
Moneyball - true story. Baseball movie about big money contracts and a team that won with a small salary output. Worth seeing for Jonah Hill's acting.
War Horse - absolutely loved this movie and I think everyone. Follows the life of a horse as he travels through World War I. Several horses played the one part. Beautiful scenery. A don't miss movie.
The Descendants - Another movie I liked. A true tale of end of life decisions. Anyone caring for the ill or the elderly should see this movie. Moral and ethical decisions abound as a man (George Clooney) deals with a dying wife and out of control daughters. Set in Hawaii, beautiful scenery.
Extremely Lound & Incredibly Close - 9-11 piece about a son searching for information about his dad. Stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and the young Thomas Horn who was discovered when he was on Jeopardy. Very slow, Thomas Horn in his first role is asked to carry the movie and although he did a credible job it was just to much to ask of him. Better movies out there that would have been better nominations.
Hugo -better in 3-D. Good story. Charming movie. Just not Oscar Worthy.
The Help - loved the costumes, the classic cars, the story, and the acting. Set in Jackson, Mississippi in the sixties. Maids end their silence for better treatment.
SHOULD WIN - THE ARTIST
WILL WIN - THE ARTIST
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris
Terrence Malick - Tree Of Life
SHOULD WIN - Alexander Payne - The Descendants
WILL WIN - Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
DEMIAN BICHIR, A BETTER LIFE
GEORGE CLOONEY, THE DESCENDANTS
JEAN DUJARDIN, THE ARTIST
GARY OLDMAN, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
BRAD PITT, MONEYBALL
SHOULD WIN - JEAN DUJARDIN, THE ARTIST
WILL WIN - GEORGE CLOONEY, THE DESCENDANTS
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
SHOULD WIN - Meryl Streep
WILL WIN - Viola Davis.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
SHOULD WIN - Christopher Plummer, Beginners
WILL WIN - Christopher Plummer, Beginners
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
SHOULD WIN- Berenice Bejo
WILL WIN - Octavia Spencer
"The Artist" Guillaume Schiffman
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Jeff Cronenweth
"Hugo" Robert Richardson
"The Tree of Life" Emmanuel Lubezki
"War Horse" Janusz Kaminski
SHOULD WIN - "War Horse" Janusz Kaminski
WILL WIN - "War Horse" Janusz Kaminski
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
"The Adventures of Tintin" John Williams
"The Artist" Ludovic Bource
"Hugo" Howard Shore
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Alberto Iglesias
"War Horse" John Williams
SHOULD WIN - "The Artist" Ludovic Bource
WILL WIN - "The Artist" Ludovic Bource
OK, those are my picks. Come back tomorrow to see how I did. In the meantime the blog is now yours to comment, update me on your life, or post what your damn well please.