Sunday, November 21, 2010

Random Post

Hey! I'm just going to say that I'm really sorry about the continuing delays. I have a lot of work to do, and until I get on top of that, I'm not sure when my next post will be. I might post Shirley's profile on here today, but I'm not sure. I'm really sorry about this....




Anyway, november is almost over, and Oscar season is heating up. But rather slowly. Nothing is really gaining steam, excdept for The Social Network, which I think is the frontrunner at this point. So far, nothing has really come out near where I live, though Love And Other Drugs is coming out next week, so yay! I'm a fan of Anne Hathaway, so I hope she does a good job. I guess I'll go ahead and make predictions:



Best Picture: The Social Network and The Kings Speech seem to be the ones with the most buzz, though I heard that Pixar is going for Toy Story 3 for the win. I'm just going to predict T.S.N right now.

Best Director: David Fincher seems to be the likely choice, even if it doesn't win. He's overdue, plus it looks like a big visionary acheivement.

Best Actor: The King's Speech cvould easily lose it's Best Picture momentum, but I'm sure that Collin Firth will be nominated, and right now, he's a shoo-in to win. But I've heard that James Franco could be nominated, and I think he could ewnd up a dark-horse.

Best Actress: Annete Benning seems to have a lock on this award, for her performance in The Kids Are All Right. But I don't think that she's a sure winner. Natalie Portman could also win, for her performance in Black Swan. Portman has been an impressive actress since the 90's, and her performance could be the hearet-wrenching, revolutiuonary performance that the academy can throw a win too, though it;'s usually a surprise. I'm also predicting a nomination for Lesley Manville for Another Year, who could be this year's Melissa Leo, unless she's put in Supporting, but I just read Sony Classic's is campaigning for her in lead.

Best Supporting Actor: I read tat Geoffrey Rush is supposed to be the frontrunner, but I don't think he'll win. Gone are the days when one film wins two acting awards. He could though if the competition is weak. Oh, and can someone tell me about the guys in The Social Network and if they are leading or supporting?

Best Supporting Actress: The most exciting race this year, since, unlike last year's Monique, it is wide-open. Helena-Bonham-Carter will probably be nominated, but it could be a really small role. I'll predict double nominations for Amy Adams and Melissa Leo, both being campaigned for The Fighter.

So, what do you think? Who will win? And again, I'm really sorry about the delays.....

9 comments:

Louis Morgan said...

I hope to see another review from you soon. As for your predictions, I never get too caught up with them.

Alex in Movieland said...

I will say it till I'll get tired :) How could The Social Network get the votes of those 50+ members??? Or women votes. I doubt it will be THAT popular there.

It's not an epic, not a war movie, NOT an emotional story, it's a well made modern movie :)
But it would definitely make the 5 nominees, and it's a lock for the 10. obviously.

I think BP is:
King's Speech, and then The Fighter, True Grit and even The Way Back as possible spoilers.

joe burns said...

Louis: I will try soon! My schedule is just really hectic right now!



Alex: Well, it could win, but I guess I'll agree with you. It's too cold and intellectual for academy voters, most likely. But you never know...

Twister said...

Hey Joe, we miss ya!

I am so far behind on new Oscar stuff as usual (I always catch up months later and look back).

I just need to see all of these movies so I can have my own personal views

dinasztie said...

Last night I had a dream that Natalie Portman wins. I even saw the presenters, the audience and even Annette's face. It was very realistic. I am not superstitious, but this really ingrained in my memory. I think she definitely has a chance. I can see two storylines: a) Annette gets it the Sarandon way, with Portman as Elisabeth Shue. b)I see a Marion-Julie thing, with Natalie as Marion. This is an exciting race. I'm rooting for Annette now, but it might change.

Supp Actress is tricky though: I really don't have an idea on who will get it. Helena Bonham Carter seems to be the most likely to win, but if Amy Adams is nominated, she could easily win. Amy is praised (she can split votes with Melissa Leo), but Helena is a bit overshadowed by the guys (Colin has it in the bag).

dinasztie said...

Oh and I forgot: The King's Speech will win Best Picture. I think (and really hope) that Social Network loses. It's so overrated.

joe burns said...

Yes, Natallie could win, but she has to have a really good campaign, plus win some key procursors, to have a really good chance.


B.S.A is a big mystery. We'll see. And I don't think The KIng's Speech will win, unless it';s really, really good.

dinasztie said...

Well, I think that The Social Network cannot win, because a)older voters will like it that much b) because it's boring. The King's Speech is the other alternative, but I have my doubts about that too. I can see The Fighter winning maybe, but that's not certain. Gosh, this year is so confusing, only Colin Firth and Christian Bale seem to be sure thing (actually, only Firth). I just can't wait until next week, when we know the NBR awards.

joe burns said...

I don't think either will win on second thought. The King's Speech has to be really good, because period pieces barely win, and are barely ever well received. The Social Network might be too modern and isolating to most. Thanks for telling me about the N.R.A awards!