Tag Archives: Oscars

Report: Okay, Sacha Baron Cohen not banned from the Oscars, but might not be allowed to wear, “The Dictator” costume…

The Academy were quick to respond to reports and they denied banning Sacha Baron Cohen. They’re just waiting to see what he’s planning to do. He’s planning to show up in character in, “The Dictator” (pictured above), but the Academy is worried that he might do something crazy and offensive.

The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Oh please, the Academy should not be taking him so seriously. The guy’s a comedian and a pretty funny one, I must say. I am looking forward to “The Dictator” ’cause it looks like a funny ass movie. I like Sacha’s films when he’s starring in the leading role. Yes, “Borat” and “Bruno” are both good movies. Sascha is obviously politically motivated ’cause all three of these films are based on politics, in some way.

I’m looking forward to seeing what Sacha is going to do this Sunday at the Oscars. The man is unpredictable. Since they might not allow him to show up as the Dictator, what’s stopping him from showing up as Bruno or Borat? Ever think about that, eh?

I’m looking forward to the Oscars this Sunday. I’ll be DVR’ing the Walking Dead while I’m watching it. I’ll  post my Oscar predictions later tonight.

Kev

Report: Rooney Mara gets Oscar nomination for Best Actress!!!!

Wow! What a shocker! I didn’t think the Oscars would give “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” any Oscar nods, but they did end up giving Rooney Mara, a nomination for “Best Actress” for which she played, Lisbeth Salander in the film. The film also got a nod for best cinematography, editing, and sound mixing which is pretty cool! I’ve always thought Rooney’s performance in “Girl”, was Oscar worthy ’cause it was such a great performance and so intense. However, though, I don’t think Rooney is going to get the win for this category. The win for “Best Actress” will probably end up going to Michelle Williams, but it would be cool if Rooney got it ’cause she deserves it more than Michelle, in my opinion. I think the only reason Michelle is getting all the credit and recognition is because of Heath Ledger.

As for the other categories, I’m happy with the “Best Picture” selections this year. Noticing that Brad Pitt got two “Best Picture” nominations with “Moneyball”, and “The Tree of Life”. The only movies, I’ve seen out of the “Best Picture” nominations are: “The Help”, “Moneyball”, and “War Horse”, I haven’t seen the other ones. I’m hoping “The Help” will get the Best Picture win but it will probably go to “The Descendants”.

I’m predicting George Clooney will win for Best Actor for “The Descendants” as well. I haven’t seen, “The Descendants” yet, but when the film arrives on DVD, I’ll see it then.

“Actor In a Supporting Role”, I hope Jonah Hill gets the win for that one for “Moneyball” ’cause his performance was really good in that film. “Actress in a Supporting Role”, Octavia Spencer will probably get that win for “The Help”.

“Best Animated Feature”, I haven’t seen any of those films, but my guess that “Rango” would probably get the win. For “Best Director” either Martin Scorsese for “Hugo” and Alexander Payne for “The Descendants” will get the win for that one.

“Best Original Musical Score”, I’m hoping John Williams for “War Horse” will get that one. “Music Original Song”, The Muppets most definitely.

See the full nomination list, here.

Kev

Oscars nominations…my predictions and thoughts…

Well, Oscar nominations have been finally revealed today. Here they are, here. As usual there are quite a few snubs. Michael Douglas didn’t get anything for Best Supporting Actor and Christopher Nolan didn’t get Best Director.

“Inception” was a very good movie, but to be honest with you, Christopher Nolan’s directing style to “Inception” is really nothing special. Any director can make a crazy special effects movie like that. So his Best Director is not worthy of an Oscar, in my opinion.

While I have a feeling that “The King’s Speech” will sweep everything, I’d like to see “The Social Network” or “True Grit” win Best Picture. I’d like to see “The Fighter”, “Winter’s Bone”, or “Black Swan” to win Best Picture as well, but I don’t think they will.This year’s Oscars will be unpredictable for the “Best Picture” category, but the other categories might be a little bit predictable though.

Here are my prediction winners:

BEST PICTURE – As said above, I’d like to see “The Social Network”, “True Grit”, “The Fighter” or “Black Swan” get it, but we all know “The King’s Speech” will get this one.

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Christian Bale for “The Fighter”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Natalie Portman for “Black Swan” (Although I would love to see Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Williams get it, I still haven’t seen “Blue Valentine yet but I really want to)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Hailiee Steinfeld for “True Grit (Though I have a feeling it will go to Melissa Leo for “The Fighter”)

BEST ANIMATED FILM – Toy Story 3

ART DIRECTION – Either “Alice in Wonderland” or “Inception” will get this one.

CINEMATOGRAPHY – “Inception” will get this one, hands down.

COSTUME DESIGN – “Alice In Wonderland”

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING – Either the Coen Bros. or David Fincher will get this one.

BEST DOCUMENTARY – “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (I haven’t seen this movie yet but want to)

FILM EDITING – Either “The King’s Speech” or “The Social Network” will get this one.

BEST FOREIGN FILM – “Biutiful”

MAKEUP – “The Wolfman”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for “The Social Network”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG -“We Belong Together” by Randy Newman “Toy Story 3”

SOUND EDITING – “Inception”

VISUAL EFFECTS – “Inception”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – “The Social Network” by Aaron Sorkin

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – “Inception” will get this one. Even if Chris won’t get Best Director, he should be happy with this award.

There are my predictions. Feel free to agree or disagree.

Kev

 

Report: the Oscars to give Francis Ford Coppola the Thalberg award…

The legendary Godfather trilogy director, Francis Ford Coppola, will be receiving, the Irving G. Thalberg award. Not only that he is the great director of the Godfather franchise, he also made excellent movies such as “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, “Jack” starring Robin Williams, “The Outsiders”, “The Conversation”, “Apocalypse Now”, and more. He is also the brother of “Rocky” star, Talia Shire…and the Uncle of iconic actors, Nicolas Cage and Jason Schwartzman. Congrats Francis, well deserved!

Kev

Why no Farrah in “In Memoriam” at the Oscars?

Other than Sandra Bullock winning for Best Actress being a dissapointment, here’s another one. Farrah was left off the “In Memoriam” tribute. Most would know Farrah as a TV star but she has starred in Hollywood films such as “Logan’s Run”, “Cannonball Run”, “Dr. T and the Women” and more.

It was good that Brittany Murphy was mentioned though. I didn’t think Brittany would get mentioned.

Kev

Report: Quentin Tarantino admits he won’t win Oscar for Best Director, and predicts Kathryn Bigelow will win it instead…

Tarantino, speaks out his prediction for the Oscars. Tarantino says he has a very good chance in winning an Oscar for “Best Screenplay” or “Best Picture”, but he says he definitely won’t get one for “Best Director”. He thinks the “Best Director” award will go straight to Kathryn Bigelow, director of the war film, “The Hurt Locker”.

http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_quentin-tarantino-backs-kathryn-bigelow-for-oscar-win_1350233

I actually agree with Tarantino’s prediction but I have this bad feeling that James Cameron will wind up getting everything again like he did for “Titanic”. I know a lot of people don’t want to see it happening, but sad to say, it probably will be James Cameron’s year again.

I hope Kathryn wins for “Best Director” or even better “Best Picture”, ’cause “The Hurt Locker” in my opinion, is the best film out of all the “Best Picture” nominations.

Kev

Oscar nominations thoughts…very happy with this year’s selections!!!

Well the nominations are finally here folks:

http://oscar.go.com/nominations/nominees

I remember last year’s Oscar nominations was very dissapointing, simply because “The Dark Knight” got ignored for Best Picture

I’m very happy with this year’s selections though. Only thing I’m dissapointed in is that “Star Trek” didn’t get nominated for Best Picture, but I’m happy it got Best Sound and Best Makeup.

I’m glad to see my favorite movie of 2009, “District 9” nominated, I would think that is a shocker ’cause I didn’t think the Academy would go for that film. This year’s Best Picture selection is really great this year.

I’ve seen most of the movies nominated this year except for “The Blind Side”, “A Serious Man”, “An Education”, “Up” and “Precious”, I haven’t seen those yet but the rest I have seen. It is weird how Meryl Streep only got one nomination this year.

Everybody knows that James Cameron will get everything once again this year, but I really don’t want that to happen. My first choice for “Best Picture” winner would be the “Hurt Locker”. My second choice would be “Inglourious Basterds”, and then “District 9”, any of those three would make me happy. The Best Picture winner will probably be “Avatar” and I still don’t think that film deserves it.

Looking forward to seeing this year’s Oscars.

Kev

Predictions for “Best Picture” nominations…

Since the Oscar nominations is coming around the corner, that’s Feb. 2nd, here are my final predictions for “Best Picture” nominations…they are:

  • Avatar
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Precious
  • Nine
  • Julie & Julia
  • Up In the Air
  • Crazy Heart
  • A Single Man
  • Star Trek (JJ Abrams)

I think we can safely say that these are the most likely films will be getting nominated. Who knows, maybe the Oscars will surprise us and there maybe totally different ones. I threw in “Star Trek” ’cause there was word by the Academy that it could even get a nomination. Who knows, maybe even “Sherlock Holmes” will get a nod for Best Picture.

Can’t wait to see the nominations on Feb. 2nd.

Kev

Could JJ Abrams “Star Trek” actually win “Best Picture”???

Look like the Star Trek franchise can actually land their first Oscar win for “Best Picture”, because there is a huge buzz going around the movie sites online, that the film could get a nomination. I agree, it deserves a nomination ’cause the film is a beautiful film. I love it to death. Could the Star Trek franchise actually be lucky to win one? None of the Star Trek movies from the past never got a nomination before.

If JJ’s “Star Trek” actually gets the win for “Best Picture” in 2010, that would be very surprising. I have a feeling that the Best Picture win will either go to “Precious”, “Inglourious Basterds” or “Avatar”…but “Star Trek” can actually get it.

It would be nice if something different wins the Oscars. “Star Trek” is a mix of action and sci fi, the new film. I would love it if it got the win for “Best Picture”, I don’t see it happening.

Kev

Possible Oscar 2010 winners…

I know it’s early, but I’m going to predict some possible winners of the Oscars 2010. I might do a prediction thing again later this year, ’cause my predictions should change.

Here they are:

Best Picture: Either “Precious”, “Inglourious Basterds”, “Avatar” will get the one. We know those three films will get the nominations anyway.

Best Director: Either Quentin Tarantino, Lee Daniels or James Cameron are top three choices.

Best Actor: Morgan Freeman might get another Oscar for this role in “Invictus”, although I haven’t seen the film yet.

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz “Inglourious Basterds”, this guy will get it no matter what happens.

Best Actress: Gabby Sidibe from “Precious” will get it no matter what happens.

Best Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick for “Up In the Air”. Noticing she’s a Twilight actress, the votes might all go to her.

Kev