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And the Oscar doesn’t go to…..

The Artist is a film that I enjoyed but I didn’t really understand all the awards attention it garnered including the Best Picture Oscar.

I thought I would look back at some other films (from the 70’s till today) that won the top award, and in my opinion did not deserve the honour.

1975

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (it was the year of Nashville – need I say more?)

1976

ROCKY (same year as Taxi Driver)

1980

ORDINARY PEOPLE (same year as Raging Bull)

1982

GANDHI (Tootsie was a gem that year)

1990

DANCES WITH WOLVES  (Marty loses again with Goodfellas)

1994

FORREST GUMP (bests Pulp Fiction)

1996

THE ENGLISH PATIENT (how can one ever forget Fargo)

2001

A BEAUTIFUL MIND (the year of Gosford Park)

2005

CRASH (crashed the party for Brokeback Mountain)

2010

THE KING’S SPEECH (when is Fincher’s turn? – the year of The Social Network)

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Bab’s Oscar Picks

Here are my pics for the 83rd Academy Awards for films released in 2010. The winners will be announced in just a few hours at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

I have 2 choices – What I wish to win and who I think the Academy will choose.

Best Picture

Wish – WINTER’S BONE

Academy – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Director

W & A – David Fincher for THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Original Screeplay

W – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

A – THE KING’S SPEECH

Best Adapted Screenplay

W – WINTER’S BONE

A – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Actor

W & A – Colin Firth for THE KING’S SPEECH

Best Actress

W & A – Annette Bening – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

Best Supporting Actor

W & A – Christian Bale for THE FIGHTER

Best Supporting Actress

W & A – Jacki Weaver for ANIMAL KINGDOM

Best Animated Film

W & A – TOY STORY 3

Best Foreign Language Film

W – BIUTIFUL

A – IN A BETTER WORLD

Best Documentary

W & A – GASLAND

Best Editing

W & A – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Best Cinematography

W & A – TRUE GRIT

Best Art Direction

W – TRUE GRIT

A – INCEPTION

Best Costume Design

W – TRUE GRIT

A – THE KING’S SPEECH

Best Makeup

W & A – THE WOLFMAN

Best Sound Editing

W & A – INCEPTION

Best Sound Mixing

W & A – INCEPTION

Best Visual Effects

W & A – INCEPTION

Best Original Score

W – THE SOCIAL NETWORK

A – THE KING’S SPEECH

Best Original Song

W & A – TANGLED

Best Animated Short

W – THE LOST THING

A – DAY & NIGHT

Best Short Fiction

W & A – WISH 143

Best Short Documentary

W & A – KILLING IN THE NAME

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List complete √

Today I went to see the last film on Oscar’s 10 best film list of nominees, therefore I can now reveal my personal choices (in order), not those that the Academy will choose.

1. WINTER’S BONE

2. THE SOCIAL NETWORK

3. TRUE GRIT

4. INCEPTION

5. BLACK SWAN

6. THE KING’S SPEECH

7. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

8. TOY STORY 3

9. 127 HOURS

10. THE FIGHTER.

It was a good year at the movies, of this list I enjoyed every movie and think they deserve recognition.

Filmmakers who are at the peak of their craft.

I will reveal my wish list of wins, and my predictions the day before the oscar telecast.

What is your fave film off the list?

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