I don't care if the globes aren't considered great. The fact that Argo and Ben beat Lincoln was just fantastic.
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As for it getting shut out. Frankly, rightfully so. The Dark Knight rises was a mess plotwise. At most, it should've gotten some technical nominations, but best picture/screenplay definitely not.
I will say, I am dissapointed at Skyfall and Looper got no love.
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Anyways here are several more categories which I have seen all the nominated films.
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight
Will and Should win - DDL, I would say Jon Hawkes or Bill Murray should win this year, as Lewis's performance wasn't strong enough in my eyes to earn him his third Oscar. But Cooper is a neophyte, Jackson was underwelming, Flight is divisive, and Phoenix is too much of a wild card to give the award to.
Best Animated Feature
Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
ParaNorman – Sam Fell and Chris Butler
The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore
Will win - Brave, which is a shame as it's my least favorite from this batch, but we're all in the "era of the woman" so it's going to win.
Should win - Wreck-It Ralph - more depth and character development than many of the former BP nominations over the last ten years.
Best Documentary – Feature
5 Broken Cameras – Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
The Gatekeepers – Nominees to be determined
How to Survive a Plague – Nominees to be determined
The Invisible War – Nominees to be determined
Searching for Sugar Man – Nominees to be determined
Will and Should win - Searching for the Sugar Man, it's a new style of documentary, finding great lost musical artists. Invisible War might be a dark horse but I have a hard time seeing this one win when Hell and Back Again and Restrepo both got KO'd by vastly inferior films.
Best Original Song
"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice – J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted – Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi – Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
"Skyfall" from Skyfall – Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
"Suddenly" from Les Misérables – Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil
Should win - Skyfall
Will win - Pi's Lullaby, the academy always likes to stick it to musicians and go for the most pretentious of the nominees.
Best Sound Mixing
Argo – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes
Life of Pi – Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill, and Drew Kunin
Lincoln – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall – Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, and Stuart Wilson
Will and Should win - Life of Pi, I think Pi is going to have a big showing in the techinical categories and thankfully his only competition is splitting votes with himself.
Best Production Design
Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, and Simon Bright
Les Misérables – Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi – David Gropman and Anna Pinnock
Lincoln – Rick Carter and Jim Erickson
Will win - Lincoln this might be the only techincal award they win of the night.
Should win - Anna Karenina one of the most beautifully designed productions of the year.
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane
Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Will and should - Les Mis, the Hitch nom has to be a joke and The Hobbit 90% of it was CGI
Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood
Should win - Anna Karenina
Will win - Les Mis
My final update will be for the following categories
Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Sound Editing
Best Film Editing
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But in regards to actors getting offered roles and some films getting a boost in boxoffice and dvd sales they do matter a bit.
Though ever since Best Picture started going to non mainstream films the public just hasn't cared as much. I think Titanic is as overrated as most people do, however at the end of the day even if it didn't win an Oscar it was the film that everybody gave a damn about that year.
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Django unchained. Christoph Waltz, Leonardo, Samuel L, and Jamie fox, enough said. Tarantino seriously out did himself with this film.
Elton John also lost to the better Elton John that year. Circle of Life > Can you feel the love tonight also Madonna had a great original song that year, I'll Remember from With Honors and that got shut out.
Lose Yourself actually lost to Bono at the GG's
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