Sunday, March 7, 2010
Shibster's Oscar Picks
Yes, we all know I am a huge sports nut. I also take pride in my movie collection as well. Sometimes there is nothing better than watching a great movie. So the Academy Awards is one of my favorite non-sports events to watch. While I may not be a top movie critic or have seen, all the nominated movies, I do think I know what I am talking about when I pick my winners.
So here are my Oscar Picks for all the major categories in 2010:
Best Picture - The Hurt Locker
It is quite possibly the best war movie I have ever seen. And I have seen plenty. Yes, Avatar was an event and looked amazing, but of all the movies I saw that year, the Hurt Locker was by far the best.
Best Actor - Jeff Bridges
I really like Jeremy Renner's performace in the Hurt Locker, but Bridges' portrayal of Bad Blake is sublime. Like Mickey Rourke last year in The Wrestler, you just feel all the pain this washed up man goes through and you are truly rooting for him.
Best Actress - Sandra Bullock
Playing a modern day strong hearted southern belle Leigh Anne Tuohy, Bullock plays the role of her career. Made us forget her role in All About Steve. Of course since Meryl Streep is nominated again, who knows?
Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz
Waltz awesomely plays Col. Hans Landa, a sinister Nazi officer in Inglourious Basterds. This is the award this year where if he doesn't win, I will be annoyed.
Best Supporting Actress - Mo'Nique
Best known for her comedy, Mo'Nique is absolutely evil as an abusive mother in Precious.
Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow
She makes us feel every explosion and make you want to get the sand off, despite the fact that you are sitting in the theatre.
So there you have it. Enjoy the show! Feel free to make fun of me when I am wrong on all of these.