my own oscar nominations.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
the four i've seen, worth mentioning since i'm about to dive into a post about them, are:
dallas buyer's club
wolf of wall street
12 years a slave
anyway, four out of nine is... approximately 0.44444 repeating. almost half, not quite, odd number bullshit. thus, i'm no expert. but since there's a slim to none chance i'll see them all, i'm just diving in head first. plus, i am pretty confident i've seen the best four out there. (though, her looks pretty cool. and philomena... i mean, judi dench. and gravity has me intrigued, confused, interested. you?)
so let's go.
best picture: dallas buyer's club
// now i'm not sure it'll actually win. but it was so dang good that i sort of want it to. i'd be pleased if 12 years a slave won too.
// is it just me or does it feel like there's more stellar movies this year than usual? maybe just cause i actually started watching movies again? whatever.
// fyi: 12 years a slave is amazing but be prepared to cry the biggest tears. it is a really hard movie to watch and i have a really high threshold for "hard." it's one of those movies that, in some respects, i think we have a responsibility to see though.
best actor: matthew mcconaughey in dallas buyer's club
// i know, i know, i tweeted how christian bale was so good in his and he waaaaas! but damn, matthew mcconaughey. and not just because he lost a bunch of weight for the role. he was just so great.
// i'd also be thrilled if chiwetel ejiofor won for 12 years a slave. and who am i kidding, if christian bale wins, that'd be awesome too. he's probably in third place more because i hear he's a real life jackass than anything.
// and no doubt, leo was awesome per usual, but i don't know, i'm not putting him at numbers one or two. also, was sort of repulsed at the whole culture of that movie. and there were scenes where steve and i looked at each other like, "did this REALLY happen?? how did they sustain this lifestyle?!" (the boat going down, THE quaaludes scene with leo and jonah hill. holy moly.) and i'm not convinced the real life jordan belfort has made some huge turnaround. watched a few interviews with him, not impressed at all. in fact, sort of pissed that he's still raking in the big bucks with book sales, etc. that said, the yuck nonsense aside, really well done movie.
best actress: amy adams in american hustle
// it's the only best actress nominee i've seen soooo... i guess i gotta give it to her. though she was really, really good. and bra-less for the entire movie, i'm pretty sure? award for that alone!
best supporting actor: michael fassbender in 12 years a slave
// after seeing dallas buyer's club i was all "jared leto has to win. he must. no question." but after seeing 12 years a slave... michael fassbender, woahhhh. you will feel such hatred for his character and that is good acting. though if jared leto wins, i'll be thrilled. but honestly, bradley cooper was so good too! look at him in those curlers!
// and honestly, jonah hill was amazing (and disgusting) in wolf of wall street. if only one wolf of wall street nominee wins, it should be him for best supporting. though, i still hope it's one of the other two.
best supporting actress: hands down, hands DOWN lupita nyong'o in 12 years a slave
// this category is the one where i will actually be pissed if anyone else wins. YOU HEAR THAT ACADEMY? she played the hardest role by far and knocked it out of the park. no one else comes close. no, not even jennifer lawrence and i feel the need to apologize for that statement.
alright, i want to hear your thoughts. have you seen the other films? do you disagree with me on the above? agree? let's have at it!