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My Picks for the SuperBowl of Film Fans (2012)

February 26, 2012

Kelly and I will be watching the Oscars tonight. As you may know, we see MANY films every year, particularly anything with an Oscar buzz about it.   We have seen all the movies up for Best Picture, except for War Horse, and that was by choice. I just can’t watch animals suffering for two hours. Thanks but no thanks.

Anyway, just to make things more exciting, I thought I would post my picks. These are a combination of gut feelings and also, for those where I had no clue, a bit of research. (short films for instance)

My picks are highlighted in blue.

UPDATE: The winners are in RED unless I was right, in which case they remain Blue

My score is 15/24. Kelly got 17/24. She wins this year. :-)

BEST PICTURE

  • ‘The Artist’
  • ‘The Descendants’
  • ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’
  • ‘The Help’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘Midnight in Paris’
  • ‘Moneyball’
  • ‘The Tree of Life’
  • ‘War Horse’

 BEST DIRECTOR

  • Woody Allen, ‘Midnight in Paris’
  • Michel Hazanavicius, ‘The Artist’
  • Terrence Malick, ‘The Tree of Life’
  • Alexander Payne, ‘The Descendants’
  • Martin Scorsese, ‘Hugo’

 BEST ACTOR

  • Demian Bichir, ‘A Better Life’
  • George Clooney, ‘The Descendants’
  • Jean Dujardin, ‘The Artist’
  • Gary Oldman, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’
  • Brad Pitt, ‘Moneyball’

 BEST ACTRESS

  • 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’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Kenneth Branagh, ‘My Week With Marilyn’
  • Jonah Hill, ‘Moneyball’
  • Nick Nolte, ‘Warrior’
  • Christopher Plummer, ‘Beginners’
  • Max Von Sydow, ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Berenice Bejo, ‘The Artist’
  • Jessica Chastain, ‘The Help’
  • Melissa McCarthy, ‘Bridesmaids’
  • Janet McTeer, ‘Albert Nobbs’
  • Octavia Spencer, ‘The Help’

 BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • ‘A Cat In Paris’
  • ‘Chico & Rita’
  • ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’
  • ‘Puss in Boots’
  • ‘Rango’

BEST FOREIGN FILM

  • ‘Bullhead’, Belgium
  • ‘Footnote’, Israel
  • ‘In Darkness’, Poland
  • ‘Monsier Lazhar’, Canada
  • ‘A Separation’, Iran

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • ‘Midnight in Paris’
  • ‘Margin Call’
  • ‘A Separation’
  • ‘The Artist’
  • ‘Bridesmaids’

 BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • ‘The Descendants’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘The Ides of March’
  • ‘Moneyball’
  • ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’

 BEST ART DIRECTION

  • ‘The Artist’
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘Midnight in Paris’
  • ‘War Horse’

 BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • ‘Anonymous’
  • ‘The Artist’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘Jane Eyre’
  • ‘W.E.’

 BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • ‘Man or Muppet’ from ‘The Muppets’
  • ’Real in Rio’ from ‘Rio’

 BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • ‘The Adventures of Tintin’
  • ‘The Artist’
  • ’Hugo’
  • ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’
  • ‘War Horse’

 BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • ‘Hell and Back Again’
  • ‘If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth
  • Liberation Front’
  • ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’
  • ‘Pina’
  • ‘Undefeated’

BEST FILM EDITING

  • ‘The Artist’
  • ‘The Descendants’
  • ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘Moneyball’

 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • ‘The Artist’
  • ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘The Tree of Life’
  • ‘War Horse’

 BEST MAKEUP

  • ‘Albert Nobbs’
  • ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’
  • ‘The Iron Lady’

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • ‘Drive’
  • ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’
  • ‘War Horse’

 BEST SOUND MIXING

  • ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘Moneyball’
  • ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’
  • ‘War Horse’

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’
  • ‘Hugo’
  • ‘Real Steel’
  • ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’
  • ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

BEST DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

  • ‘The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of
  • the Civil Rights Movement’
  • ‘God Is the Bigger Elvis’
  • ‘Incident in New Baghdad’
  • ‘Saving Face’
  • ‘The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom’

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

  • ‘Dimanche/Sunday’
  • ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris
  • Lessmore’
  • ’La Luna’
  • ‘A Morning Stroll’
  • ‘Wild Life’

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

  • ‘Pentecost’
  • ‘Raju’
  • ‘The Shore’
  • ‘Time Freak’
  • ‘Tuba Atlantic
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2012 4:42 pm

    The only movies on this list I have seen are The Help, which I found difficult to “like” because the book was so much better; and Midnight in Paris, which I enjoyed fully.

    We rarely watch the oscars anymore…but your list might be fun to measure them by tonight.

  2. February 27, 2012 4:48 pm

    I have a feeling Kelly doesn’t often lose! Very interesting list. I don’t watch the Oscars but like to see the lists of what people think good movies are so that I make sure to see them. You did pretty darn well, Sylvan! xoO

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