Friday, 5 February 2010

Oscar Nominations etc








Heyyy blogsville,

As I'm sure you have all figured out, I am a movie fanatic, from holly, to bolly and nollywood! Now I love to watch all genres of movies, but I am more of a fan of drama, thrillers, comedy and romance. Oh and animation, chinese, and foreign films. I also love horror movies!
OK I love them all, except core male type action like Rocky or Transformers. Seen them both and dont like them. I also dont like over the top vulgar comedy such as Borat or Zohan. You get the idea.

What I have noticed is that as I have grown older my taste in movies like every aspect of life I guess, has grown. Every year I watch the Oscars and try and watch the movies that are the big winners. Usually, I never agree with their tastes but lately I have grown to always agree with their choices, or maybe the movies that have come out in the past year have just been superb, 2009/2010 has seen the release of excellent movies.
I just saw the movie Julie and Juila, with Meryl Streep(who is an ageless goddess)and I loved it. I have always loved cooking and love trying out new recipes so I have decided to blog about another one of my passions which is cooking! After watching the movie, I went to amazon and bought a bunch of cook books to try out recipes, so for my next post, I will post a recipe I have succesfully cooked with pictures and hope you guys will tell me what you think!

Anyway so the oscar nominations are out, and I am so excited, and thanks to Julie and Julia, I have decided to set myself a task. I am going to watch EVERY SINGLE OSCAR NOMINATED MOVIE. And I will give you a quick summary of each, and after the awards, I will let you know who I think deserves the award. Yes people, there are perks to having a crap job, i.e you have a lot of time on your hands!

Here is the list of Nominations:
Best actor
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
George Clooney (Up In The Air)
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)

Best supporting actor
Matt Damon (Invictus)
Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best actress
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

Best supporting actress
Penelope Cruz (Nine)
Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart)
Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air)
Mo'Nique (Precious)

Best adapted screenplay
District 9 - Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
An Education - Nick Hornby
In The Loop - Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Precious - Geoffrey Fletcher
Up In The Air - Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best original screenplay
The Hurt Locker - Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds - Quentin Tarantino
The Messenger - Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman
A Serious Man - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up - Bob Peterson, Pete Docter (story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy)

Best film
Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up In The Air

Best director
Avatar - James Cameron
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow
Inglourious Basterds - Quentin Tarantino
Precious- Sapphire Lee Daniels
Up In The Air - Jason Reitman

Animated feature film
Coraline
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Princess And The Frog
The Secret Of Kells
Up

Art Direction
Avatar
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Cinematography
Avatar
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Now I can already say that in any category that Avatar is nominated in, it HAS TO WIN. I think that movie has to be one of the best films I've seen on my whole life! James Cameron is a living legend. Oh and Meryl Streep cannot be faulted for anything!

I have already seen quite a number of them, but I feel like I have to seen them all for me to make an informed judgement(in my mind abi? pls allow me oh lol).

I am looking forward to seeing this movie, in the spirit of Vals Day! Yes I am a sucker for romance! I hope its good cause movies that tend to have alot of stars tend to be crap!





xoxo
Miss B

10 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed for Precious (best picture), that movie really touched me. They all will deserve what they get.

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  2. I've seen Precious too, and I think its cool.

    As for the others, I think i'll just wait for your analysis.

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  3. i've never seen any of these movies sef? I'm way behind. Wanna see that Avatar though.

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  4. im scared to see Precious
    i haven't heard of the hurt locker
    and i looooved Julie & Julia. Up In The Air was good too.

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  5. every1 HAS to see precious! infact it is a MUST!

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