View Poll Results: What should win BEST PICTURE?

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  • Amour

    2 5.00%
  • Argo

    6 15.00%
  • Beasts of the Southern Wind

    2 5.00%
  • Django Unchained

    6 15.00%
  • les Miserables

    6 15.00%
  • Lincoln

    5 12.50%
  • Life of Pi

    6 15.00%
  • Silver Lining Handbook

    6 15.00%
  • Zero Dark Thirty

    1 2.50%
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    Default THE OSCARS: Nominations Are Out, Who Should Win?

    BEST FILM
    • AMOUR
    • ARGO
    • BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
    • DJANGO UNCHAINED
    • LES MISERABLES
    • LINCOLN
    • LIFE OF PI
    • SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
    • ZERO DARK THIRTY

    BEST DIRECTOR
    • Michael Haneke for Amour
    • Ang Lee [OSCAR] for Life of Pi
    • David O Russell [nom.] for Silver Linings Playbook
    • Steven Spielberg [OSCARS] for Lincoln
    • Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild

    BEST ACTRESS
    • Jessica Chastain [nom.] for Zero Dark Thirty
    • Jennifer Lawrence [nom.] for Silver Linings Playbook
    • Emmanuelle Riva for Amour
    • Quvenzhane Wallis for Beasts of the Southern Wild
    • Naomi Watts [nom.] for the Impossible

    BEST ACTOR
    • Daniel Day Lewis [OSCARS] for Lincoln
    • Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook
    • Hugh Jackman for les Misérables
    • Joaquin Phoenix [nom.] for the Master
    • Denzel Washington [OSCARS] for Flight

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    • Alan Arkin [OSCAR] for Argo
    • Robert De Niro [OSCARS] for Silver Linings Playbook
    • Tommy Lee Jones [OSCAR] for Lincoln
    • Christoph Waltz [OSCAR] for Django Unchained
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman [OSCAR] for the Master

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • Amy Adams [nom.] for the Master
    • Sally Field [OSCARS] for Lincoln
    • Anne Hathaway [nom.] for les Misérables
    • Helen Hunt [OSCAR] for the Sessions
    • Jacki Weaver [nom.] for Silver Linings Playbook

    BEST SCREENPLAY (original)
    • Wes Anderson [nom.] and Roman Coppola for Moonrise Kingdom
    • John Gatins for Flight
    • Michael Haneke for Amour
    • Quentin Tarantino [OSCAR] for Django Unchained
    • Mark Boal [OSCAR] for Zero Dark Thirty

    BEST SCREENPLAY (adapted)
    • Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin for Beasts Of The Southern Wild
    • Tony Kushner [nom.] for Lincoln
    • David Magee [nom.] for Life of Pi
    • David O Russell for Silver Linings Playbook
    • Chris Terrio for Argo

    BEST FOREIGN FILM
    • Amour (Austria)
    • No (Chile)
    • War Witch (Canada)
    • A Royal Affair (Denmark)
    • Kon-Tiki (Norway)

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
    • Brave
    • Frankenweenie
    • Paranorman
    • Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
    • Wreck-it Ralph

    BEST MUSIC (score)
    • Dario Marianelli [OSCAR] for Anna Karenina
    • Alexandre Desplat [nom.] for Argo
    • Mychael Danna for Life of Pi
    • John Williams [OSCARS] for Lincoln
    • Thomas Newman [nom.] for Skyfall

    BEST MUSIC (original song)
    • "Before My Time" (from Chasing Ice); music & lyric by J. Ralph
    • "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" (from Ted); music by Walter Murphy & lyric Seth MacFarlane
    • "Let the Sky Fall" (from Skyfall); music & lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
    • "Pi's lullaby" (from Life Of Pi); music by Mychael Danna & lyrics by Bombay Jayashri
    • "Suddenly" (from les Misérables); music by Claude-Michel Schonberg & lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

    BEST SOUND (mixing)
    • Argo - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff [OSCARS] and Jose Antonio Garcia [OSCAR]
    • les Misérables - Andy Nelson [OSCAR], Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
    • Life Of Pi - Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill [OSCAR] and Drew Kunin
    • Lincoln - Andy Nelson [OSCAR], Gary Rydstrom [OSCARS] and Ronald Judkins [OSCARS]
    • Skyfall - Scott Millan, Greg P Russell and Stuart Wilson

    BEST SOUND (editing)
    • Argo - Erik Aadahl [nom.] and Ethan van der Ryn [OSCARS]
    • Django Unchained - Wylie Stateman
    • Life Of Pi - Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
    • Skyfall - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
    • Zero Dark Thirty - Paul NJ Ottosson

    BEST EDITING
    • Argo - William Goldenberg [nom.]
    • Life of Pi - Tim Squyres [nom.]
    • Lincoln - Michael Kahn [OSCARS]
    • Silver Linings Playbook - Jay Cassidy [nom.] and Crispin Struthers
    • Zero Dark Thirty - Dylan Tichenor [nom.] and William Goldenberg [nom.]

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    • Anna Karenina - Seamus McGarvey [nom.]
    • Django Unchained - Robert Richardson [OSCARS]
    • Life of Pi - Claudio Miranda [nom.]
    • Lincoln - Janusz Kaminski [OSCARS]
    • Skyfall - Roger Deakins [nom.]

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN
    • Anna Karenina - Jacqueline Durran [nom.]
    • les Misérables - Paco Delgado
    • Lincoln - Joanna Johnston
    • Mirror Mirror - Eiko Ishioka [OSCAR]
    • Snow White and the Huntsman - Colleen Atwood [OSCARS]

    BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING
    • Hitchcock - Howard Berger [OSCAR], Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel [nom.]
    • the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Peter Swords King [OSCAR], Rick Findlater and Tami Lane [OSCAR]
    • les Misérables - Lisa Westcott [nom.] and Julie Dartnell

    BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
    • Anna Karenina - Sarah Greenwood [nom.] and Katie Spencer [nom.]
    • the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Dan Hennah [OSCAR], Ra Vincent and Simon Bright [nom.]
    • les Misérables - Eve Stewart [nom.] and Anna Lynch-Robinson
    • Life Of Pi - David Gropman [nom.] and Anna Pinnock [nom.]
    • Lincoln - Rick Carter [OSCAR] and Jim Erickson [nom.]

    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
    • Avengers Assemble - Janek Sirrs [OSCAR], Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick [nom.]
    • the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Joe Letteri [OSCARS], Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R Christopher White [nom.]
    • Life Of Pi - Bill Westenhofer [OSCAR], Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R Elliott
    • Prometheus - Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood [OSCAR], Charley Henley and Martin Hill
    • Snow White and the Huntsman - Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould [OSCAR] and Michael Dawson

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    BEST DOCUMENTARY (feature)
    • 5 Broken Cameras
    • The Gatekeepers
    • How To Survive A Plague
    • The Invisible War
    • Searching For Sugarman

    BEST DOCUMENTARY (short subject)
    • Inocente
    • Kings Point
    • Mondays at Racine
    • Open Heart
    • Redemption

    BEST SHORT (animated)
    • Adam and the Dog
    • Fresh Guacamole
    • Head Over Heels
    • Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare
    • Paperman

    BEST SHORT (live action)
    • Asad
    • Buzkashi Boys
    • Curfew
    • Death of a Shadow (Dood Van Een Schaduw)
    • Henry


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    Life of Pi surprised with so many nominations. Moonrise Kingdom was sadly overlooked. I was hoping Bill Murray would snag a nom for his FDR role. The Master missed out on best picture while Amour snuck into the big categories. The girl from Beasts and the old lady from Amour.....wow, not sure we've ever had as varied an age group for Best Actress field.

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    Very unsurprised by all of this.

    Moonrise Kingdom, The Cabin in the Woods, and Skyfall deserved more of the major nominations. Would've been nice to see Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance get a nomination for effects.

    Even though it's really hard to care about the Oscars since it's nothing more than politics, I do hope Roger Deakins finally wins Best Cinematography for Skyfall.

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    I voted for Pi, just for the hell of it but Amour is definitely a good movie.

    Well, for being honest i don't care all that much about most of those movies.

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    Affleck and Bigelow being snubbed for Best Director are the most surprising (non) nominations in recent history. They were both heavy favorites to win, and their nominations were considered to be certain.

    Seems that the competition now is between Lincoln and the Harvey Weinstein film of the year, with Life of Pi also having a shot.

    I haven't seen Amour yet, but I'm glad that one of, if not the greatest film director of the last 15-20 years finally got an Oscar nod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Alpha View Post
    Affleck and Bigelow being snubbed for Best Director are the most surprising (non) nominations in recent history. They were both heavy favorites to win, and their nominations were considered to be certain.

    Seems that the competition now is between Lincoln and the Harvey Weinstein film of the year, with Life of Pi also having a shot.

    I haven't seen Amour yet, but I'm glad that one of, if not the greatest film director of the last 15-20 years finally got an Oscar nod.
    Lincoln has this shit in the bag. Life of Pi will get crushed.

    Haha, I think Haneke is the most demented director of the last 15 years for sure. Funny Games and The Piano Teacher are Euro-trash to the max.

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    Didn't expect to see these on the list.
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    While I'm surprised The Master didn't make it, I'm not saddened by it as I didn't find it to be much of a good film. It seemed pointless and aimless. Yet with that said, the performances were great and Phoenix deserves the Oscar.

    Disappointed Rust and Bone didn't seem to get anything.
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    Glad to see that Amour is getting some love. Nice movie.

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    Also, Supporting Actor is pretty much an old boys club, isn't it? Five previous winners, I think that's a first time.
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    I've actually seen a lot of the nominees this year, which is odd seeing as I usually only catch most of them after they are nominated (or after the Oscars entirely). I loved Argo, Lincoln and Les Miserables. Django made me uncomfortable through most of it, but that's Tarantino's M/O. Despite a clear enjoyability factor, I kind of find his films to be relatively trashy, which he seems to revel in. Good, but I don't think it's really award callibre. And I personally find Zero Dark Thirty to be too soon and due to its close proximity to its events I find it to be exploitive Oscar bait and I find its apology of torture alarming and dangerous. There's always one movie that seems to be made for no other reason than to win awards and this year, it's this one. I just hope the Oscars don't take the bait like they did with The Hurt Locker.

    As for the winners I'd like to see... I'd really like to see Les Miserables win, but I'm bias as it's been my favorite book since High School and I thought this was a truly wonderful adaption, taking an already fine adaption in the musical and adding in little nuggets from the book to make it even better. I'd also like to see Hugh Jackman win Best Actor for the role of Jean ValJean if for no other reason than Daniel Day Lewis would be too predictable. Not that he wasn't great in Lincoln, but so was Hugh Jackman and he isn't the obvious choice.
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    not really an Oscar person, but i'm rooting for Quvenzhané Wallis

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    Default No Jaimie Foxx? Oscars Officially Certified as a Big Freaking Joke

    The most multi-talented actor/artist of his generation just kills it in Django Unchained (the "D" is silent, yotch) and he gets snubbed by the now totally irrelevant Oscar Mayer Weiner Voters. Stupid. He could play a Victorian chair in Downtown Abbey and still steal the scene.

    I wish I had the 10 seconds of my life to post this back, rather than wasting it on a rant about a joke award that nobody watches any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxMulder2012 View Post
    There's always one movie that seems to be made for no other reason than to win awards and this year, it's this one. I just hope the Oscars don't take the bait like they did with The Hurt Locker.
    Sorry, I haven't seen ZDT yet, but to say The Hurt Locker was made to win awards it's completely ridiculous and false. It was a movie with mostly unknown actors (apart from a couple of cameos), with a director previously more known for having been married to James Cameron, and who had never been even considered for major awards before, set during an unpopular ongoing war, that made every other movie set in it box office poison, it's as bleak as it comes, and was released in the middle of June. It doesn't get less made-for-Oscar than that.

    And it's specially silly to say so when your favorite movie of the nominees is Les Miserables, a musical adaptation of a Broadway mega-hit that is itself an adaptation of one of the most beloved novels of all time, is directed by an Oscar winner, has a lot of good-looking stars, was released on Christmas, and ever since it was in development was looked as a like Oscar contender.
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    I agree with Omega. If anything, Avatar was the Oscar bait picture that year. The Hurt Locker had no agenda; Bigelow just seems obsessed with this "war as a drug" idea at the individual level.

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