In light of the above post, we should take the opportunity to discuss the Academy Awards that will be given out Sunday night. As someone who goes to the movies far more than the 3 times per year that is considered a large number, I actually think that this year has a stronger field than usual. Who do you think will win, and (what is not at all the same question) who do you think should win? (I list the major nominations after the break.)
|Best Picture:||Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty|
|Best Actor in a Leading Role:||Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington|
|Best Actress in a Leading Role:||Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts|
|Best Director:||Amour (Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)|
For the complete list, go here.