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My 2012-2013 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

January 27, 2013

Now I finish my predictions with the “big 6”: the acting categories, director and of course Best Picture. BEST PICTURE: Amour (Sony Pictures Classics), Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz, Producers Argo (Warner Bros.), Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight), Dan Janvey, Josh […]

My 2012-2013 Oscar Predictions – Part 3: The Story Aspects

January 27, 2013

The third part of the predictions involves the storytelling through screenplays, editing, and then I threw in cinematography and the music categories just so they fit somewhere. Lets take a look! ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Amour, Written by Michael Haneke Django Unchained, Written by Quentin Tarantino Flight, Written by John Gatins Moonrise Kingdom, Written by Wes Anderson […]

My 2012-2013 Oscar Predictions – Part 2: The Technicals

January 26, 2013

These next categories are usually the categories I am most interested in when watching the Oscars, because they can have a tendancy to honour films that would usually be overlooked in the more prominent categories. These are the categories which focus on the video and audio details of the film. VISUAL EFFECTS: The Hobbit: An […]

My 2012-2013 OScar Predictions – Part 1: The Outliers

January 24, 2013

This has been an interesting crop of nominees for the 2012-2013 Oscars.  Its time for my fourth annual set of predictions.  As always, I will be discussing my picks for the awards over four posts, and the I will write up a fifth posts after the awards show with the results. Part 1: The Outliers […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predicitons – Part 5: The Results

February 26, 2012

It was nice having Billy Crystal back.  He really made it feel like The Oscars again.  I enjoyed seeing his opening montage back.  Great stuff. Otherwise, even though we had good presenters (Chris Rock, Emma Stone), there weren’t a lot of features to get excited about.  I like how they used to do little things […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

January 29, 2012

And finally, the 6 awards most of the general Oscar-watching public cares about.  I must say that the acting awards this year and much more difficult to predict than last year.  And Best Picture once again seems to come down to a two show race.  What will happen?  I guess we’ll have to wait until […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predictions – Part 3: The Story Aspects

January 28, 2012

The third part of the predictions involves the storytelling through screenplays, editing, and then I threw in cinematography and the music categories just so they fit somewhere.  There’s some tough categories to choose here this year, especially cinematography. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Artist, Written by Michel Hazanavicius Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig Margin […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predictions – Part 2: The Technicals

January 27, 2012

This is the section which includes the technical aspects of film-making.  I went 6 for 6 last year, so the pressure’s on! VISUAL EFFECTS: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson Hugo, Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning Real Steel, Erik […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predictions – Part 1: The Outliers

January 25, 2012

And so another set of Oscar predictions for a new set of Oscar nominees.  Some interesting choices for many of the categories, but which will win?  I’m out to break last years prediction score of 67%, and I think I can do it!  Here we go! Part 1: The Outliers This group is made up […]

My 2010-2011 Oscar Predictions – Part 5: The Results

February 28, 2011

The 2010 Oscars are in the bag, and now we see how my predictions held up.  I nailed all of the acting categories again, and the writing categories this time too. I felt the show was a little lackluster this year.  Franco and Hathaway were alright, but certainly nothing special.  I was hoping for a […]

My 2010-2011 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

January 30, 2011

And now for the most notable awards to be given out on Feb. 27.  Here are the acting awards, the directing award, and the big one- best picture.  I’ve really been going back and forth in my mind with that one.  Let’s see what happens. BEST PICTURE: Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Mike Medavoy, Brian […]

My 2010-2011 Oscar Predictions – Part 3: The Story Aspects

January 30, 2011

The third part of the predictions involves the storytelling through screenplays, editing, and then I threw in cinematography and the music categories just so they fit somewhere.  This year I’ve really noticed that most of these categories comes down to two choices, and of those two its really difficult to predict the winner.  But I’ll […]

My 2010-2011 Oscar Predictions – Part 2: The Technicals

January 27, 2011

This is the section which includes the technical aspects of film making, including everyone’s favourite category: sound effects editing!!! VISUAL EFFECTS: Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures), Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures), Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and […]

My 2010-2011 Oscar Predictions – Part 1: The Outliers

January 26, 2011

Another year, another set of Oscar Predictions.  Once again, I will split the 24 categories into 4 posts, going through 6 at a time.   Now remember that I am predicting the choices I believe will win, not which I think should win.  After the Oscars on February 27th I will post my recap. Part 1: […]

My Oscar Predictions – Part 5: The Results

March 8, 2010

Another year, another 24 Oscars awarded.  Who won this year?  How did my predictions stand up?  Let’s find out. First, let’s talk about the show.  Steven Martin and Alec Baldwin were the host, but I found they were quite wooden in their line delivery.  There were some good jokes there, but nothing outstanding. I want […]