If I had a vote I'd go:
Best Picture: Zero Dark Thirty
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Actress: Jessican Chastain
Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones
Supporting Acress: Anne Hathaway
Some close calls in all of those categories. This has been a pretty strong year for movies.
If the movie and story were so good, then it would be just as good if it were about getting you or I. But it wasn't. It is playing on the emotional feelings we all have with getting him. And man, it felt good. But that doesn't make the movie on it's own good or bad. As I said, the movie was solid. But it wasn't special.
That's an awfully weak field for Best Director (where is PTA?). I think the strongest competition is for Best Supporting Actor.
Unless Les Miz or Lincoln sweep a lot of the categories, I think the most upset I could be is if Wreck-It Ralph doesn't win haha...
edit: The Master deserved a cinematography nod too!
I have to agree with Doug on this one. ZDT was a good but not great movie, IMO. Of course, I am usually a tough assessor of movies.
I was disappointed that Skyfall was not nominated for Best Picture. I would not have expected it to win but I was hoping it would get a nomination. It was clearly the best (though only)movie that I saw last year.
The fact that Ben Affleck got snubbed for best director is ridiculous.
Kudos to him for successfully reinventing himself.
Arise and walk, come through. A world beyond that door is calling out for you. Arise and walk, come through. It's calling out for you.
Rented Beasts of the Southern Wilds tonight. It's good and may be if I see it a second time I will think it's great. By the time I quit taking it literally I missed a fair amount of what the movie was trying to tell me. The story is great and the storytelling is pretty good too. Oh. And the girl should win best actress. And not just because she was 5. And the guy who plays her father should have been nominated at minimum.
When all is said and done more is said than done.
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