Saturday, February 25, 2012
Watching movies has always been my passion and since last year I have started watching all the Oscar nominations religiously and this year as well I have watched all the movies nominated for the Top 8 Awards...finished right on time just a night before the awards would be announced!!!
One important observation of mine is that the quality of last year's nominated movies was far better than this year's but nonetheless some of them were real good and some of them plain bad!
As I did last year here's presenting my winners...dont know how incorrect I might be but I am sure some of my winners would surely win the coveted trophy tomorrow...
So here's the list:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
My Winner: War Horse
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
My Winner: Martin Scorsese for Hugo
Demián Bichir – A Better Life as Carlos Galindo
George Clooney – The Descendants as Matt King
Jean Dujardin – The Artist as George Valentin
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as George Smiley
Brad Pitt – Moneyball as Billy Beane
My Winner: George Clooney – The Descendants as Matt King
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs as Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help as Aibileen Clark
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Lisbeth Salander
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe
My Winner: Viola Davis – The Help as Aibileen Clark
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn as Laurence Olivier
Jonah Hill – Moneyball as Peter Brand
Nick Nolte – Warrior as Paddy Conlon
Christopher Plummer – Beginners as Hal Fields
Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as The Renter
My Winner: Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn as Laurence Olivier
Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo – The Artist as Peppy Miller
Jessica Chastain – The Help as Celia Foote
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids as Megan Price
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs as Hubert Page
Octavia Spencer – The Help as Minny Jackson
My Winner: Octavia Spencer – The Help as Minny Jackson
Best Writing – Original Screenplay
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
Margin Call – J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
My Winner: Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Cant call my winner here as havent read any of the original works...
May the best men and women win tomorrow night and I am sure the Jury would award the most deserving ones and not just go with the big names!!! as has been done at times in the past...
Unfortunately cant watch the Awards Ceremony LIVE as the timings dont suit me but would surely catch-up with the winners on the Internet...
And as the 2011 Oscar Mania is finally over would get back to watching some other movies from my list and now I have a partner-in-rhyme too !!! My wife Bandita is here with me to watch all the movies with me :)
Till the time we meet again...
Hasta la Victoria Siempre...
Che would be back again...
Cheers to life...have fun and have safe sex...