11 p.m. Update: I’ve entirely bolded the ones from my list that won in the categories I chose them in. I hope everyone had a great night!
Okay. So I’m not normally into award shows, but I LOVEEEEE the Oscars, so I’m super excited for tonight.
Today I’m posting the 85th Academy Award Nominees that I want to win, along with why. I’d love to hear what you think! Click here to look at the list yourself.
Best Picture: Lincoln: I have to admit I haven’t seen all the movies on the list, but I found this one to be well-done and historical, which can be difficult when you have so much to cover. (P.S. This is NOT the vampire Lincoln movie. Haha.)
Actor in Leading Role: Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables: I think this competition will come down between Jackman and Washington, but Jackman, in my opinion, had a more difficult role due to the singing, acting, and costumes. (But mainly his singing.)
Actress in Leading Role: Quvenzhane Wellis in Beasts of the Southern Wind: I really respect such a young girl taking on such an important role in a very interesting and challenging movie. However, I have to admit she probably won’t win, because the acting in this particular movie is different compared to the others. I want to show my support for her bravery.
Acting in Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained: I still cannot get over how brilliant Waltz was in this movie. If I can be bold, I think he made the entire movie. I loved him, and, as a writer, I envy the brilliant work done to create such an amazing character come to life.
Actress in Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables: I, personally, don’t like Les Miserables. (I know. I know. I’m a horrible person.) But I haven’t liked it ever since I read it, so it was really hard for me to enjoy the movie (since it is, ultimately, the reading.) However, I can still appreciate the wonderful work they put behind it, and Hathaway deserves an award for her short-lived life in Les Miserables.
Cinematography: Django Unchained: I think it’s going to be between this movie and Anna Karenina, but I have to pick Django Unchained. In the end, I’d think Anna Karenina would win, because Django Unchained is controversial, but I saw both, and I think Django Unchained had more unique camera work.
Costume Design: Anna Karenina: The dress was beautiful, striking, and elegant. I loved it all.
Directing: Beasts of the Southern Wild: If you’ve seen the movie, you know it has a documentary feel to it. I thought this was unique and effective in the ultimate piece, so I want to support this flick.
Documentary Feature: I’m not familiar enough to pick.
Documentary Short: I’m not familiar enough to pick.
Film Editing: Zero Dark Thirty: I think this is hard to judge as viewers, because we don’t know everything that goes behind the scenes, but I really think this movie deserves an award in this instance.
Foreign Language Film: Amour: Honestly, it’s the only one I’m familiar with, but it’s lovely.
Makeup and Hairstyling: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: I think it’s between this and Les Miserables, but I think The Hobbit should get this based on how much harder (I think) it must be to do makeup and hair on fantasy characters.
Music: Original Score: Skyfall: I love Adele. End of story.
Music: Original Song: Skyfall: …I…love…Adele…
Production Design: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: I really enjoyed the overall look of this movie, but I also liked Anna Karenina in this particular topic.
Short Film: Animated: I’m not familiar with these.
Short Film: Live Action: I’m not familiar with these.
Sound Editing: Argo: Again, this is a hard topic to choose, because we don’t know everything that went down behind the scenes, but I’m going with Argo, because it deserves an award too.
Sound Mixing: Les Miserables.
Visual Effects: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: There was some magnificent visuals in this film.
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Argo: What a story to share. Seriously. It’s historical, and it’s shocking.
Writing: Original Screenplay: Moonrise Kingdom: I think something else will probably win in this category, but I LOVEEE Moonrise Kingdom, and I’d love it even more to see it succeed in The Oscars.
So who do you want to win?? I’d love to hear, and I can’t wait to find out who does tonight :D