Oscar Selections

Below are my selections of who I would like to see win the Oscar, who I think will win, and some other thoughts:

Best Picture:

My Like:  Argo - But I Think:  Lincoln Other Thoughts: Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty were all strong contenders and each of them deserve recognition.

Best Actor:

My Like:  Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) - But I Think:  Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Other Thoughts:  I really liked Denzel Washington’s performance in Flight.

Best Actress:

My Like:  Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) - But I Think:  Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Other Thoughts:  I really was entranced by Quvenshane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild). I liked Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) a lot and she has deserved the recognition she’s gotten. Naomi Watts (The Impossible) was very strong as well.

Best Supporting Actor:

My Like:  Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) - But I Think:  Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) Other Thoughts:  Both Waltz and Jones were great and I also enjoyed Alan Arkin in Argo.

Best Supporting Actress:

My Like:  Helen Hunt (Sessions) - But I Think:  Sally Field Other Thoughts: I think the whole field is strong.

Best Director:

My Like:  I wish Ben Affleck (Argo) was nominated but because he isn’t, Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) - But I Think: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) Other Thoughts:  Incredibly disappointed that Ben Affleck (Argo) and Kathryn Bigelow were not nominated – they both deserved the recognition.

Best Original Screenplay: My Like:  Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained) - But I Think: Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty) Other Thoughts: Both of these are great screenplays but I think Tarantino’s was more out of the box and creative.

Best Adapted Screenplay:

My Like:  Tony Kushner (Lincoln) - But I Think:  Tony Kushner (Lincoln) Other Thoughts:  All the nominees were strong.

Best Cinematography:

My Like:  Life of Pi - But I Think:  Life of Pi Other Thoughts:  Skyfall is very good and deserves recognition.

Film Editing:

My Like:  Argo - But I Think: Other Thoughts:  Zero Dark Thirty is also very strong.