My Oscar picks for 2012

LINCOLN - my pick for Best Picture this year

LINCOLN – my pick for Best Picture this year

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 Song – Skyfall” from “Skyfall” — Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Best Original Score – John Williams— “Lincoln”

Best Film Editing – William Goldberg — “Argo

Best Cinematography – Janusz Kaminski — “Lincoln”

Best Actor in a Supporting RoleTommy Lee Jones — “Lincoln”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role- Anne Hathaway — “Les Miserables”

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Naomi Watts — “The Impossible

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.

Enjoy!

 —Michael

 

 

 

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