February 24th comes and it is the second biggest show of the year. Sorry, but the super bowl beats all. This year, we have some break outs, and some legends showing their stuff. Here are my picks this year of who will win, who should win and the dark horse.
Who Will Win: Argo
Who Should Win: Silver Linings Playbook
The Dark Horse: Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook was my #1 movie this year. Yet, I really enjoyed Argo. Argo is taking awards by storm. I really liked Argo but my personal favorite cannot take over the actuality that Argo was a better whole movie. However, don’t count out Django Unchained. It was one of Tarantino’s best.
Who will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Who Should Win: Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
The Dark Horse: Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln is his masterpiece. Though Bradley Cooper would be the favorite, but what can I say, Daniel Day Lewis played one of the most epic roles ever.
Who will Win: Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Who Should Win: Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
The Dark Horse: Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence is the big break out actress of the year. She is this generation of Meryl Streep. She is a strong to win the Oscar, but don’t forget the dynamic role of the CIA agent played by Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty. Though Jennifer Lawrence should win, I won’t be surprised to see Jessica Chastain take the trophy.
Best Supporting Actor
Who Will Win: Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Who Should Win: Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
The Dark Horse: Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Lincoln was a great film. I don’t think Lincoln is "the best” yet it is rated #7 in my top ten. Yet with the every great actor, the supporting actor is what helps make that actor great. Tommy Day was a great and will win the Oscar for his role in Lincoln. Yet Christoph Waltz role in Django was just as if not equally as good. Don’t count out DeNiro. I can see him surprise the Academy and take home Oscar again. This is the toughest category this year.
Best Supporting Actress
Who Will Win: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserable
Who Should Win: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserable
Dark Horse: Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway’s performance was epic. That was one of the best musicals and one of the best performances of her career. Don’t underestimate Sally Field with her role in Lincoln. It was powerful, disturbing and frankly one performance that will give Hathaway a run for her money.
Who Will Win: Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Who Should Win: David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
The Dark Horse: Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Though I thought Lincoln was dry turkey at thanksgiving, but you still eat it cause its thanksgiving. Lincoln to me was one of those films that were well made; Spielberg does it again with his epic movies. Though David O. Russell and his great chemistry that he captures for Silver Linings Playbook should take it, but won’t. Who can I see that will give Spielberg a run for his money is Ang Lee’s movie Life of Pi. Lee’s movie was so beautiful and well directed.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Who Will Win: Argo
Who Should Win: Argo
The Dark Horse: Lincoln
Argo was the great all around great script. It was the most complete film. Again, Lincoln was very interesting for the write up.
Best Original Screenplay
Who Will Win: Django Unchained
Who Should Win: Django Unchained
The Dark Horse: Zero Dark Thirty/Moonrise Kingdom
Tarantino is one of the most talented writers of our time. He is a very gifted writer and creative use to bring out very original characters. I think Django will take it, but I don’t count out the controversial script of Zero Dark thirty. With the Government investigating how they got the Intel might be enough to catch its attention. With Moonrise Kingdom one of the most creative and entertaining films I saw, Wes Anderson might take the surprise and bring home Oscar.
Best Animated Screenplay
Who Will Win: Brave
Who Should Win: Wreck-It Ralph
Dark Horse: Wreck-It Ralph
I am not a fan of Pixar’s Brave. It is favored to win, but I really feel like it wasn’t as good as Wreck It Ralph. If Brave doesn’t win, I will be surprised in a good way, but I have a hard time believing that will happen.