Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Oscar Picks and Snarky Tweeting

I'll be watching the red carpet and the Oscars tonight. To make it more amusing for myself, I'm gonna tweet my sweet and snarky comments about everything from fashion to my feelings about the winners. If you'd like to follow along, I'm @gracyact on Twitter.


So in preparation, check out the nominees and my picks for who I think should get Oscar gold this year after the jump.












BEST PICTURE 
• Black Swan
• The Fighter
• Inception
• The Kids are All Right
• Toy Story 3
 The King’s Speech
• The Social Network
• True Grit
• Winter’s Bone
• 127 Hours

My pick is:
Black Swan
Surreal and psychologically complex, just how I like it. AND ballerinas? This movie was made for me.

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
• Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
• Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
• James Franco, 127 Hours
• Jeff Bridges, True Grit
• Javier Bardem, Biutiful

My pick is:
Jeff Bridges, True Grit. I had some problems with this character's racist kicking of small Native American children, but the performance was stellar. 

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
• Annette Bening, The Kids are All Right
• Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
• Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
• Natalie Portman, Black Swan
• Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

My pick is :
I almost went with Natalie Portman's portrayal of a bat-shit crazy ballerina. She'll probably win. However, I'm gonna vote for Annette Bening for her suberb performance as a type-A lesbian mom with control issues. 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
• Christian Bale, The Fighter
• Mark Ruffalo, The Kids are All Right
• John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
• Jeremy Renner, The Town
• Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

My pick is: 
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech. His performance was the only thing I liked about that movie. 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
• Amy Adams, The Fighter
• Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
 Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
• Melissa Leo, The Fighter
• Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

My pick is:
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit. That little girl was kick-ass. 

BEST DIRECTOR
• Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
• David Fincher, The Social Network
• Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
• Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit
• David O. Russell, The Fighter

My pick is:
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan. The direction was brilliant. As usual, Darren Aronofsky does not disappoint. He's been freaking me out since Requiem for a Dream.

ANIMATED FILM
• How to Train Your Dragon
• The Illusionist
• Toy Story 3

My pick is:
No brainer: Toy Story 3. Suspenseful, touching, and well written, Pixar does it again. 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
• Mike Leigh, Another Year
• Scott Silver, Paul Tamasay, Eric Johnson, The Fighter
• Christopher Nolan, Inception
• Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids are All Right
• David Seidler, The King’s Speech

My pick is:
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids are All Right. Loved it and of course I would since Lisa Cholodenko is an alum of CU film like me. Represent!

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
• Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufroy, 127 Hours
• Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
• Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, True Grit
• Debra Granik and Anne Rosselini, Winter’s Bone
• John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3

My pick is:





The Social Network
I was riveted when I saw this. This was based on the real story of the founding of Facebook(with some embellishment).  I love behind-the-scenes drama! The script was tight and Jesse Eisenberg played the perfect anti-hero. 

What are your Oscar picks?

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