Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My picks for the 73rd oscars

Note: Unlike, my previous picks posts, I will be doing a post that includes my choice and why I chose it for the top 8 categories. Best Picture: Traffic. I'm really torn, because I think Crouching Tiger is an amazing movie. But I give a slight edge to Traffic. It was a complex, fascinating film. Best Director: Steven Soderbergh for Traffic. Hist storytelling skills are top notch and the movie is brilliantly made. Best Actor: I'm not going to do this category, because I've only seen two nominees. But right now, my choice is Ed Harris. Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn in Requiem For A Dream. I love Laura Linney in You Can Count On Me, but after watching RFAD last night, Burstn's haunting, devastating performance gets my vote. Best Supporting Actor: Benico Del Toro in Traffic. An excellent performance in a great cast. Best Supporting Actress: Frances Mcdormand in Almost Famous. Another difficult choice, where I could have easily gone with Kate Hudson or Marcia Gay Harden. But I love Frances Mdcormand and this is one of her best performances. Best Original Screenplay: Almost Famous. A great movie and Crowe's script was perfect. You Can Count On Me was a very close second. Best Adapted Screenplay: Traffic. The fact that they manged to make the story so involving and unconfusing was great achievement. If you do comment, could you tell me what your choices are? You don't have to go into great detail.

2 comments:

Twister said...

Well, for Supporting Actress, I'm stuck between Hudson and Harden. Harden had a greater challenge and it was much more of a "actorly" performance, so I might cast my vote over towards her. But at the least, Hudson's is a worthy nomination.

joe burns said...

I agree.