Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oscar Nominees: Best Adapted Screenplay

My predictions: 4/5, picking “The Sessions” over “Life of Pi”
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook

So it seems that the script of “Life of Pi” was popular enough, adding to the film’s monstrous eleven-nomination total, something that I think isn’t quite deserved. All of these films are nominated for Best Picture, and four are nominated for Best Director, but it’s not necessarily the four you think. Snubbing “Argo” here would have been harsh, and, while a couple of these films take a while to get to their points, it’s hard o deny that these contain compelling dialogue and characters. Too bad about the omission of “The Sessions,” one of my favorite films of the year that probably never had a good shot at this race anyway.

My current bet to win: It’s either “Lincoln” or “Silver Linings Playbook.” Based on the expectedly large showing of the former and the surprisingly large showing of the latter, I’ll go with the latter.

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