The nominations are out, and we finally have the list of ten films competing for Best Picture of the year. Sure, you have your obvious frontrunners in The Social Network, The King’s Speech and Black Swan, but there are seven other great films right alongside those three hoping that maybe this will be their year.
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I don't know , if you think of who will be voting...don't know that Social Network will make it.
I really do hope that more of these great movies are acknowledged..
As long as it's NOT The Social Network, I'm good. After it won all those Golden Globes, I decided to watch it, and there is no way it deserved all of that over Inception. Inception is the most well-written movie I have seen in a long time, and the score was fantastic! I'm definitely rooting for Inception to win, but like I said, as long as it's NOT the Social Network, I'll be okay.
Toughie. Many good ones. I was mesmerized by 127 hours and was delighted James Franco delivered such an amazing performance. I need to see Inception again; I can't keep it out of my head. . I loved Christian Bale's acting in The Fighter. Loved the show too, especially after seeing the true story "High on Crack Street.... Lost lives in Lowell". I think Social Network will win.
Inception will be a classic film 15 years from now (The Social Network won't be remembered). How could you direct a movie like this! I saw the movie months ago and still think about it; what was real and what was a dream. Great stuff.
Inception, how could you direct that movie, I still think about what really went on and what was a dream. Great. This movie will be a classic.
Inception should win, though I doubt it will, because all the simpletons will pick The Social Network. I wouldn't mind if True Grit, or The Kings Speech, or Toy Story 3 won.
How about a 3 way tie between -
Inception (probably the best sci-fi ever made) that has more levels than its dream states,
Toy Story 3 (Pixar makes you, laugh, cry, and forget you are watching CGI characters instead of true friends), - but this will win best animated feature.
King's Speech (what a great statement about friendship crossing over the classes - and providing England with a King for England's finest hours). Awards to Colin Firth, and hopefully Geoffrey Rush's finest performance since Shine.
So if I had to pick one move that "overall" had best story, acting, cinematography, sound, effect, sound score - and made me think about possibilities - it would be "Inception" - Christopher Nolan's best film to date.
If true grit doesn't win, the oscars are fixed. I'd accept the fighter. This was an exceptional year
for great films.
THE KINGS SPEECH--BEST MOVIE EVER!
AFTER WORKING ON 53 FEATURE FILMS AS A COSTUMER—I'VE MADE SOME SERIOUS TURKEYS, SOME OSCAR WINNERS, AND A FEW THAT HAVE BECOME ICONIC LIKE DIRTY DANCING— YOU MIGHT THINK MY OPINION IS JADED, BUT THE REAL WINNER HERE IS "THE KINGS SPEECH."
THE FILM MAKES YOU THINK AND IT DOESN'T BOW TO THE KIND OF AUDIENCES STUDIOS CATER TO;TEENAGERS AND PEOPLE IN THEIR EARLY TO MID-TWENTIES. THE LANGUAGE IS CHARACTER MOTIVATED, AND NOT ADDED ON TO APPEAL TO THE THE YOUNGER SET THAT SEEM TO HAVE FORGOTTEN ENGLISH AND TAKEN UP A STREAM OF 4 LETTER WORDS.
THE FILM HAS A LESSON; AN ITEM THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN EVERY GOOD FILM, BUT NOT SHOVED DOWN THE AUDIENCES THROAT—MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR SITUATION NO MATTER HOW LOFTY OR LOW.
I think Kings Speech will win this year, not necessarily Best Picture in my book, but I think it will win due to past precedent with the Acamdemy.
they Should start 5 best Comedys, and 5 best Drams instead of 10 Best Picture.
That's an unfair balance. The Golden Globe already do this and most of the Comedy noms are crap and wrong (The Tourist as a comedy?) ... And with that, you give the chance to a movie like Burlesque the same recognition as The Social Network, for instance.
And another argument is that there are many more drama movies than comedies, which means the comedies stand better chances at being nominated ...
I hope The Social Network continues its winning streak. Every single element-the acting, directing, the script-came together perfectly and the result was such a captivating movie. Although all the nominated movies were great in their own ways so I wouldn't mind if any of them took home Best Picture.
The Social Network will win because Oscar usually likes to award a picture relevant to the time in which it was being made, an example being Midnight Cowboy in 1969-1970.
That's too bad, because that means they do not give the prices to the actual best movie ...
I agree. The King's Speech may well be the best film I've ever seen-- and I've been watching movies for many years. I'd known of George VI's speech problem since way back and this film put it all in proper focus. As soon as the DVD is out I plan to get it.
It was surprisingly good to me, but certainly not the best of the year. Too much of a one-watch to me; and in my opinion, a one-watch does not deserve a Best Picture title ...
The re-telling of the story True Grit as a tale closer to the book, the unique dialog and timing used in the movie, the performances of one and all (especially Bridges), the wonderful cinematography, the inclusion of some great humor by the Coen brothers and a good old fashioned track 'em down and shoot 'em up western, not seen on the silver screen in a long time, has got my vote! The Western genre helped define us a nation in the theater and on TV. Revisiting that concept for a couple of hours in a movie theater was close to perfection! Go "True Grit"!
You are kidding me. True Grit was the most overrated movie of 2010. Steinfeld deserves a nom for Best Actress (and NOT Supporting, as she got at the AAs) but no way she could beat Natalie Portman, hence the nomination. Period.
That movie had an OK performance by Bridges, but for the rest does not deserve anything. This was basically No Country for Old Men all over again.
Oh yeah, "fantastic story". They simply took about every dialogue from the novel, how is that great directing?
The Coen brothers are no gods and 2010 was certainly not their year.
Well, in the case of "Avatar" against "The Hurt Locker," both movies were excellent and award worthy but "The Hurt Locker" was more unique than "Avatar" because "Avatar" felt more familiar to other movies while "The Hurt Locker" told a story that hasn't been told before. For instance, the story behind "Avatar" was not so different than James Cameron's previous work, "Titanic"; a love story between people from different worlds. Also "Avatar" mostly got by on its visual effects alone, while "The Hurt Locker" had something under the surface. It allowed its story to shine through without having to use fancy visual effects. The argument of "Inception" against "The Social Network," is almost the same thing.
#1: Inception, 2# Black Swan, 3# 127 Hours.(my top 3) No more for The Social Network ... It already won at the GG and Critics ...
If it won at the Critics Choice Awards, it will win at the Oscars.
If that's the case, these awards have truly become politics then. Just like The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar last year. This isn't about the best movie anymore, it's seems to be about the "one who fits better in its era" (The Social Network) and "the first female director to win blabla" (The Hurt Locker)
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