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2012 Oscar Nominations and Predictions

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  Jase
Jase
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"I can't remember a year when I was more disappointed in the Academy nominations.  The more I think about it, and how predictable the winners will be, just makes me irate."

I'm actually a bit happier this year. The winners of the big awards are going to be a little predictable, but I think they'll also be more deserving than in previous years. There were several movies I thought were better than The King's Speech last year. And, while I really like Colin Firth, I didn't think his performance was the best. Same thing for Sandra Bullock a couple years ago. This is the first time in a while I don't think the overall favorites are completely overrated.
01/27/2012
7:09 pm CT


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  Jase
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Thanks. Your review is about what I'd expect from the movie. I have no idea what Spielberg was thinking. And I have to agree with you about John Williams lately. His stuff has gone downhill. I'm hoping they both get it together for Lincoln. 01/27/2012
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  Snoogans
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I can't remember a year when I was more disappointed in the Academy nominations.  The more I think about it, and how predictable the winners will be, just makes me irate. 01/27/2012
6:37 pm CT


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  Movie Dude
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  • WHO I THINK WILL WIN: {Out of the nominees}
  • Best Picture: The Artist
  • Best Director: Martin Scorsese: Hugo
  • Best Leading Actor: George Clooney: The Descendants
  • Best Leading Actress: Viola Davis: The Help
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer: Beginners
  • Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer: The Help
  • Best Original Screenplay: Midnight In Paris
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
  • WHO I WANT TO WIN: {Out of the nominees}
  • Best Picture: The Descendants
  • Best Director: Alexander Payne: The Descendants
  • Best Leading Actor: George Clooney: The Descendants
  • Best Leading Actress: Viola Davis: The Help
  • Best Supporting Actor: Jonah Hill: Moneyball
  • Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain: The Help
  • Best Original Screenplay: Midnight In Paris
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants
  • MY WINNERS {Out of my favorites of the year 2011}
  • Best Picture: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Best Director: Alexander Payne: The Descendants
  • Best Leading Actor: George Clooney: The Descendants
  • Best Leading Actress: Viola Davis: The Help
  • Best Supporting Actor: Andy Serkis: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain: The Help
  • Best Original Screenplay: 50/50
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: The Help
01/27/2012
3:10 pm CT


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  Alex
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jase - here is my War Horse review. It is horrible.

War Horse (2011)
Probably The Worst Movie I Have Seen of 2011
1/4 stars
Even the absolute beauty of the way this movie was shot cannot save the horrible story and horrible acting at times. Shame on you, Hollywood Foreign Press (golden globes) for even nominating this movie. I think Vigo Mortensen wrote this movie.

The Story: Horrible. Maybe if you are a horse lover or in love with Seabiscuit, Secretariat or any other over the top melodramatic movie you could enjoy this film. I am none of those (I despise Seabiscuit and I have never seen Secretariat). A young boy falls in love with a horse (in a very weird way in my opinion). His poor father finally buys the horse and the kid's love for the horse exponentially grows. Then the horse goes to war. Sounds bad, right? It is.

Style/Cinematography: Awesome. One of the best I have seen in a few years. Very high production value. Some Saving Private Ryan mixed in with The Searchers. Spielberg is a master at this. I talked recently about grit and texture. This movie finally has it. It is a shame though.

Musical Score: John Williams at the helm sounds good right? You know, the guy who did Star Wars and about 150 other movies. Not good again. Very very melodramatic. It was as if Spielberg wanted you to fall in love with the horse, as if you were married to it. John Williams has fallen of the cliff in the last 10 years.

The Acting: Jeremy Irvine couldn't have been worse. This goes beyond over acting and into pitiful. I feel sorry for him. The rest of the actors were ok, but they are all forgettable. I think this is also where Spielberg has lost it. He used to be able to bring out the best in any actor. He must be lazy now.

Compared to others: Skip this and anything related. Seabiscuit might be better. I can't recommend enough to skip this movie. Spielberg, I have almost lost faith in you.
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01/27/2012
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  Snoogans
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Nominations this year are about 70% disappointment, 25% completely predictable and 5% actually surprising.  Looks like the Academy is on par with it's last few years.  Expect another long and mostly boring show of Hollywood self glorification, with a little bit of comedic redemption from the well chosen host. 01/26/2012
7:52 pm CT


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  Alex
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I think the artist will clean house...I am disappointed in some of the nominees. 01/25/2012
10:11 pm CT


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  Snoogans
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  • Picture: The Artist
  • Director: Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
  • Actor: George Clooney
  • Actress: Meryl Streep
  • Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
  • Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
  • Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris
  • Adapted Screenplay: Moneyball
  • Animated Feature: Rango
  • Foreign Film: A Separation
  • Cinematography: Tree of Life
  • Editing: The Artist
  • Art Direction: Hugo
  • Costume Design: Anonymous
  • Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2
  • Original Score: War Horse
  • Original Song: "Man or Muppet"
  • Sound Mixing: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Sound Editing: Drive
  • Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Documentary: Hell and Back Again
01/25/2012
1:09 pm CT


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  Jase
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Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Best Actor (Lead): Jean Dujardin
Best Actress (Lead): Meryl Streep
Best Actor (Supporting): Christopher Plummer
Best Actress (Supporting): Janet McTeer
Best Screenplay (Original): The Artist
Best Screenplay (Adapted): The Descendants
Best Animated Film: Rango
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Best Cinematography: War Horse
Best Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Art Direction: Hugo
Best Costume Design: Anonymous
Best Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2
Best Original Score: The Artist
Best Original Song: "Real in Rio"
Best Sound Mixing: War Horse
Best Sound Editing: War Horse
Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Documentary (Feature): Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
01/25/2012
7:45 am CT


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  Jase
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I usually like to watch as many of the Best Picture nominees as possible, but I don't think an Oscar nod will be enough to get me to sit through War Horse. It looks visually appealing, but seems like it's probably boring and overly sentimental.
I'll have my predictions up sometime later tonight.
01/24/2012
2:59 pm CT


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