Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees: Best Visual Effects

My predictions: 4/5, picking “Elysium” over “The Lone Ranger”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Star Trek Into Darkness

It’s interesting to note that “Gravity” is the only original film among this bunch. That’s not a problem, of course, though I haven’t seen and don’t plan to see the new “Hobbit” or “Lone Ranger” films. The four I thought would make the cut did, and aside from the fact that “The Lone Ranger” is now nominated for two Oscars, I had no preferences about what the fifth film would be. This is the only nomination for “Star Trek Into Darkness,” a film I heartily enjoyed and had expected to see in other technical categories.

My current bet to win: All roads point to Gravity.

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