Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Oscar Chances Page Top 10 of 2009

1) The Hurt Locker
2) The Messenger
3) Inglourious Basterds
4) Up In The Air
5) Avatar
6) District 9
7) Sunshine Cleaning
8) The Hangover
9) Star Trek
10)In The Loop

Honorable Mention- The Road, Public Enemies, Crazy Heart, The Blind Side, It Might Get Loud.

Most Overrated- Invictus, An Education.
Best Visual Effects- Avatar, Star Trek.
Best Laugh- The Hangover, I Love You, Man
Guilty Pleasure- Up
Underrated performance of the year- Ben Foster- The Messenger, Emily Blunt- Sunshine Cleaning, Daniel Day-Lewis- Nine. He pulls off something he's never done before on film and looked comfortable in doing so. You'd never know it was a first.
Overrated performance of the year- Morgan Freeman- Invictus ( he slips in and out as Mandela more than a couple of times ), Carey Mulligan- An Education ( she wasn't bad mind you but a top 5 performance ? I just didn't see it ).
Supporting actor- Christoph Waltz- Inglourious Basterds. Scene stealer.
Supporting Actress- Mo'Nique- A harrowing performance.
Best storytelling- The Road- Even though some things in the book were left out of the film. 500 Days Of Summer. ( tie )
Cinematography- Avatar, Nine.
Art Direction- The Road, Nine.
Score- Avatar
Editing- The Hurt Locker
Makeup- District 9, The Road
Documentary- The Cove
Original Screenplay- Inglourious Basterds, The Hurt Locker ( tie )
Adapted Screenplay- Up In The Air
Sound- Avatar
Costumes- The Young Victoria
Song- Crazy Heart- The Weary Kind- T-Bone Burnett
Best Child performance- Kodi Smit- McPhee- The Road
Breakthrough Actor- Jeremy Renner- The Hurt Locker
Breakthrough Actress- Abby Cornish- Bright Star

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !