Entertainment

Acadamy Awards picks and comments

Ok, so let’s begin the post I have promissed a few days ago about my what my Oscar Pics whould have been. Here are my choises and comments.

Best Actress-

Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Will Smith really diserves this award. I have never been the largest Will Smith fan but his acting in this movie just about made me cry.

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

I really don’t know about this catigory who should get this award. There is really not an outstanding name to look for here in this catagory. Neither nominated or not.

Performance by an actress in a leading role
  Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
  Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)

These 2 names are my hopfulls, but I was really hoping to see maybe Kirsten Dunst here for here roll in “Marie Antionette”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight) 

Best animated feature film of the year
  “Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller

If any movie diserved this more it was Happy Feet. I have never seen more non-moviegoing people go and see a Cartoon movie than I have for this movie. Even though I missed this one.

Achievement in art direction
  “The Prestige” (Buena Vista)
Art Direction: Nathan Crowley
Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

Achievement in cinematography
  “Children of Men” (Universal) Emmanuel Lubezki 

Achievement in costume design
  “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
  “Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero

Both are very deserving of this award.

Achievement in directing
  “Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
  “United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass

Best documentary feature
  “My Country, My Country” (Zeitgeist Films)
A Praxis Films Production
Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer

Best documentary short subject
  “Rehearsing a Dream”
A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Achievement in film editing

None of the nominiess seem to belong here, I really think that this award might have been better chosen 

Best foreign language film of the year
  “Water” A Hamilton-Mehta Production

Achievement in makeup
  “Apocalypto” (Buena Vista) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
  “The Good German” (Warner Bros.) Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
  “Our Town” from “Cars”

Best motion picture of the year
 My choises would have been:
The Devel wears Prada
Night at the Musem
Prusuit of Happyness
Marie Antionette

Best animated short film
  “The Danish Poet” (National Film Board of Canada)

Best live action short film
  “West Bank Story”

Achievement in sound editing/Achievement in sound mixing
  “Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)
Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara

Seriously this movie had to have the best sound track ever. The sound in this movie tells the story better than the acting.

Achievement in visual effects
  “Superman Returns” (Warner Bros.)
Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum

Really dissapointed that “Night at the Museum” was snubbed. The reason I liked this one for visuall effects was that they looked real. Most visuall effescts are just too computer faked lately it is sickining. 

Adapted screenplay
  “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Patrick Marber

Seriously Borat cannot win this one. That movie is a mockery of Screen play writing.

Original screenplay
  “Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by Iris Yamashita
Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis