On the eve of the Academy Awards, here are my Oscar picks for some of the categories for this year’s movies:
Best Adapted Screenplay – Chris Terrio — “Argo”
Best Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarentino — “Django Unchained”
Best Original Score – John Williams— “Lincoln”
Best Cinematography – Janusz Kaminski — “Lincoln”
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Tommy Lee Jones — “Lincoln”
Best Actress in a Supporting Role- Anne Hathaway — “Les Miserables”
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis — “Lincoln”
Best Director – Steven Spielberg — “Lincoln”
Best Picture – “Lincoln“
If ARGO were to win Best Picture, I wouldn’t be disappointed in the least. In fact, I’d be pretty happy since I really enjoyed it.
Some people have faulted LINCOLN for being boring and unemotional, but sometimes when a movie captures a moment in history as vividly as this film does, to me, it supersedes all else. LINCOLN is a portrait, a work of art. No, it doesn’t hit you over the head all at once, but sitting back and taking it all in, it’s all encompassing, thought-provoking, and deserving of Best Picture.
We’ll see how the Academy votes tonight.