Talkin’ Oscar – Best I Chime In? No But I Will Anyway!

All the rags in the business are talking ‘Whose Up For Oscar?’ this year. At this stage there are some firm favourites but it certainly isn’t a year of sure things by anyones guess. If you’d ask the same question 6 months ago you could happily rattle off sure fire titles to take the statuettes – you’d have been bang on the money if you’d said Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor J.Edgar and Meryl Streep for Best Actress The Iron Lady, You’d have be assured a great sleep if you’d have said Clint Eastwood for Best Director J. Edgar and Best Documentary surely Senna would’ve got the gong? Well not anymore.. Did anyone see The Help coming? Did anyone think We Need To Talk About Kevin would shake the ship? Would somebody deny The Artist of its worthy praise? Surely some of these titles you may or may not know but hey here’s my hit list on the Oscars main categories (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Animated, Foreign Language, Documentary) just to see where I think it’s headed – I might be way off but hey!

 

BEST PICTURE

HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART TWO – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NYt1qirBWg

THE DESCENDANTS – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWHNXJ1K4yA

THE IRON LADY – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDiCFY2zsfc

J. EDGAR – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnyxjFAbdrA

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TvdqRvCwGg

THE IDES OF MARCH – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McCt-_yYLpo

THE HELP – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbuKgzgeUIU

THE ARTIST – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8K9AZcSQJE

WAR HORSE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9menjcCtSc

HUGO – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjSNBP4P9RU

BEST DIRECTOR

CLINT EASTWOOD – J. Edgar

ALEXANDER PAYNE – The Descendants

STEVEN SPIELBERG – War Horse

MARTIN SCORSESE – Hugo

DAVID YATES – Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part Two

BEST ACTOR

GEORGE CLOONEY – The Descendants

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO – J. Edgar

GARY OLDMAN – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

JEAN DUJARDIN – The Artist

MICHAEL FASSBENDER – Shame -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24cjqfVv1fs

BEST ACTRESS

MERYL STREEP – The Iron Lady

CHARLIZE THERON – Young Adult – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar_-v7dEEoo

VIOLA DAVIS – The Help

MICHELLE WILLIAMS – My Week With Marilyn – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_tbnTM7zVE

TILDA SWINTON – We Need To Talk About Kevin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLRgAe2jLaw

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

ANDY SERKIS – The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaK6khs8aMw

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER – Beginners – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXUFUp6vsxg

KENNETH BRANAGH – My Week With Marilyn

ALBERT BROOKS – Drive – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWX34ShfcsE

PATTON OSWALT – Young Adult

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

OCTAVIA SPENCER – The Help

CAREY MULLIGAN – Shame

MELISSA MCCARTHY – Bridesmaids – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNppLrmdyug

SHAILENE WOODLEY – The Descendants

BERENICE BEJO – The Artist

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlE4kXKwG7Y

CARS 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg5hj2c5Nkk

KUNG FU PANDA 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIW5oo-8NYw

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A SEPARATION – Iran – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjTkXGRhy9w

THE FLOWERS OF WAR – China – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ7eBs6YbT8

FOOTNOTE – Israel – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiPwqX8qBYw

LE HAVRE – Finland – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpAFPgNyxmc

DECLARATION OF WAR – France – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjDoRrIphEM

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BUCK – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IShjmWYuHZ0

3D PINA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGKzXUWAjnI

PROJECT NIM – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_vha0FI0j8

UNDEFEATED – no trailer – football documentary

WE WERE HERE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCxqJgpejbs