Well it's about 19 hours until this year's Oscar nominees are revealed tomorrow. Just like everyone else, I've tried to do my best to guess what the Academy is going to go for this year (you can see my predictions on goldderby). However, instead of that, I'll just make a wish-list for tomorrow, hoping some of them will come true (don't worry, tomorrow you'll get my reactions):
- Amour getting in for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay (as well as Foreign Language Film, but that's a lock): I probably shouldn't be so demanding and hope for only Riva's surprise nod, but also Trintignant who, in my humble opinion, even outdid his co-star. He portrayed his character, Georges's suffering so well that it was just as painful as Riva's interpretation of a dying woman. Besides, how can you imagine a person voting for Riva and not casting a #1 vote for Trintignant as well? (Mind you, he was 100x better than our front-runner.
There are TWO people in this picture.
- Skyfall getting in for Best Picture and Supporting Actor: OK, I know, I know. :) First of all, I'm ready to admit my super Bond-fandom, but the latest installation went way beyond my expectations. As a fan, I felt its story and directing were both exceptional and also one cannot ignore the fantastic villain, created by Javier Bardem (that fake-jaw scene has been the most Bond-villain thing in the last few years). Roger Deakins' cinematography and Adele's songwriting are quite safe bets and I really hope that those ones will translate into Oscar wins.
007 is willing to go all the way for a nomination...
- I'm also crossing my fingers for these outstanding performers: Leonardo DiCaprio (time to win), Jennifer Ehle (time for recognition by Oscar), Nicole Kidman (always a joy to see her) and Ann Dowd (especially her, she really sacrificed a lot plus she's extraordinary).