The Academy Awards always screw the films that are nominated that are good by giving praise to a film that is more of a spirit project (Hurt Locker, for instance) than a film. This year, I really hope that the politics of the situation are not there, because the Academy should award only the movies that are the best, and not the films that paid more money to get higher recognition on the ballet. So, here is what I believe should win the awards so far this year.
The Book of Eli
The Ghost Writer
Toy Story 3
Winner: Inception. Why?: This movie is a testament to film because of its actor chemistry, fantastic plot and writing, directing and amazing elements in the film. It deserves to win everything.
Leonardo DiCaprio – Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio – Shutter Island
Ethan Hawke – Brooklyn’s Finest
Denzel Washington – The Book of Eli
Ewan McGregor – The Ghost Writer
Michael Caine – Harry Brown
Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio – Inception. Why?: His best role ever, and his best acting job.
Noomi Rapace – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Winner: Noomi Rapace – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Why?: The Academy often likes to give foreign girls in never-heard-of films the Academy Award for Best Actress, and this year is no different, because Noomi Rapace was actually very good in the movie.
Best Supporting Actor:
Tom Hardy – Inception
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception
Cillian Murphy – Inception
Richard Gere – Brooklyn’s Finest
Don Cheadle – Brooklyn’s Finest
Gary Oldman – The Book of Eli
Winner: Tom Hardy – Inception. Why?: Tom Hardy is brilliant as Eames in this movie, and is so smart and sophisticated, but is also a badass.
Best Supporting Actress:
Ellen Page – Inception
Marion Cotillard – Inception
Winner: Ellen Page – Inception. Why?: Though I only think of her as the pregnant girl who is going out with Paulie Bleeker, Ellen Page is great in this movie, and should be properly awarded.
Best Original Screenplay:
Winner: Christopher Nolan – Inception. Why?: It is very brainy and smart and it makes you think long after seeing it, wondering “what was this or that meaning about this?”
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Winner: Alex Garland – Never Let Me Go. Why?: Alex Garland wrote the masterpieces that Danny Boyle made before he made Slumdog Millionaire, and so with this amazing book from Kazuo Ishiguro, the film should be well done.
Best Animated Film:
Winner: Toy Story 3. Why?: Its another Toy Story movie.
Best Original Score:
Winner: Hans Zimmer – Inception. Why?: The horn work is excellent and should be recognized from its beauty.
Winner (this one’s a given): Christopher Nolan – Inception. Why?: The direction and effects were perfect in this movie, and Nolan crafted the world beautifully with his camera.