Oscar (Over)Reaction

Everyone has an opinion about the Oscar nominations that came earlier today. Here is the complete list: http://www.imdb.com/oscars/nominations/ Now my initial reaction to who I think might win many of the awards, including what I call the triple crown of Best Picture, Director, and Actor, is Lincoln. This is just a typical film for the Academy to just fall in love with. For the most part I am not surprised just disappointed with some movies. For instance my biggest disappointment is Moonrise Kingdom. When I first saw this I thought for sure this would get at least five nominations but it only got one. One last thing before I get to my list of nominations, is that this is the second year in a row that the Best Picture category does not fill all ten spots. Really Academy really? You put ten nominations for a reason and you leave one out when there could have been so many movies to choose from. All in all, this was one year it was very hard to go wrong. Now for the fun part. Down below are my list of nominees if I was the Academy.

Best Picture (Alphabetical order)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Cloud Atlas

The Dark Knight Rises

Django Unchained


Les Miserables

Life of Pi


Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Plyabook

Best Actor

Tom Hanks (Cloud Atlas)

Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)

Denzel Washington (Flight)

Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)

Best Actress

Halle Berry (Cloud Atlas)

Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks)

Keira Knightly (Anna Karenina)

Best Supporting Actor

Hugo Weaving (Cloud Atlas)

Russel Crowe (Les Miserables)

Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Richard Parker (The tiger from Life of Pi)

Best Supporting Actress

Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas)

Anna Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Sally Field (Lincoln)

Shirley MacLaine (Bernie)

Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Best Director

Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer (Cloud Atlas)

Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)

Tom Hopper (Les Miserables)

Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Original Screenplay

Moonrise Kingdom

Django Unchained



Ruby Sparks

Best Adapted Screenplay

Cloud Atlas

Les Miserables

Life of Pi

Silver Linings Playbook

The Dark Knight Rises

The rest of the categories, I do not have the eye to pick for. As you can see I gave a lot of love to Cloud Atlas and I know I am the only one who is doing so. But if follow me enough with movie you know thats pretty much par for the course. As I said I thought the Academy did a good job. It was really hard to go wrong this year.


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