Saturday, February 16, 2013

Let the Games Begin!

Well! Just when you thought I would never update this blog I am surprising you! Life here at HBPL has been ever changing and busy but I would be very remiss if I didn't at least post for the Oscars!!
Anyone who has read this blog knows I bet with a friend every year. We tend to vote after all the other awards and guilds are presented. This year, to make it interesting, we voted before all of that so we would have less insight into what was being celebrarted by the industry. are my picks for the Oscars this year:

Best Picture : Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
Animated Film: Brave
Cinematography: Life of Pi
Costume Design: Anna Karenina
Directing: Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
Editing: Zero Dark Thirty
Foreign Film: Amour
Make-up: The Hobbit
Original Score: Life of Pi
Original Song: Skyfall
Production Design: Anna Karenina
Sound Editing: Skyfall
Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Adapted Screenplay: Silver Linings Playbook
Original Screenplay: Django Unchained

I think this will be a year when one film doesn't win a ton of Oscars. I will say that my friend voted for Lincoln to win quite a few (including film and director) but I just don't think that will happen. Although I do think that Ang Lee has as good of a chance as any (and popular with Oscar voters) to win Best Director, it is probably my least confident category. Vote at your own risk!

Let the games begin!