Thursday, February 23, 2012


As many of you know, this sunday it's Oscar day! The 84th Academy Awards are bestowed upon some of the best in several criteria (24!) of movies and movie making... at least that's the ambition. We made a quick list of every award and the corresponding nominees. We also had the audacity to add our choice of winners. After all, this is a movie blog.

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris
The Help
War Horse
The Tree of Life

G(oines) & M(ovie)T(ree): Hugo, definitely. Scorsese really made a pearl of a fairytale-like movie about the beginning of movie-making, fixing things and love

Best Actor
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball 
G: Brad Pitt with an excellent performance, catching the stressing theme of the movie
MT: Jean Dujardin. No Doubt.

Best Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
G: Even though i expected more from the girl with the dragon tattoo, Rooney Mara is mystery incarnate. Love it
MT: Meryl Streep. Playing Thatcher is really right up her alley

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 
G & MT: Nick Nolte in warrior, as the remorseful drunk father. (By the way, we also think that Warrior should have been nominated for more than one award. Amazing movie)

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help 
MT: Octavia Spencer in The Help!

Best Director
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo 
G: Scorsese. He pulls the viewer in the movie, leaving no one untouched.
MT: Michel Hazanavicius. What he made, was daring, to say the least.

Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
JC Chandor, Margin Call
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Bridesmaids 
G: JC Chandor with Margin Call. Amazing how the 2008 bank crisis is viewed from an important investment bank. (Deserves a best picture award as well I think.)
MT: Michel Hazanavicius with The Artist

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxton, Jim Rash, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughn, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 
G & MT: Hugo. 
Best Animated Feature
A Cat In Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

G & MT: Rango. An original story, very convincingly voiced by Johnny Depp, among others

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Bullhead (Belgium)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)

G: Bullhead
MT: A Separation

Original Score
The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Hugo, Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
War Horse, John Williams

G: John Williams in Tintin. The music adds to the adventure
MT: Ludovic Bource in the Artist.

Best Original Song
Man or Muppet, The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
Real in Rio, Rio; Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett

G & MT: Man or Muppet, The Muppets

Best Achievement in Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Midnight in Paris
War Horse

G: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
MT: The Artist

Best Achievement in Cinematography
The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

G: Hugo
MT: The Artist

Best Achievement in Costume Design
The Artist
Jane Eyre

G & MT: Hugo

Best Documentary Feature
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Best Documentary Short Subject
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement?
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Best Achievement in Film Editing
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

G: Hugo
MT: The Artist

Best Achievement in Makeup
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady

G & MT: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Two words: Nose gone.

Best Animated Short Film
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Best Live Action Short Film
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

G & MT: Tuba Atlantic

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

G: Drive. Definitely spices up the movie
MT: Transformers

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

G & MT: Transformers

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

G: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Even though the rest of the movie was debatable, the visual effects were amazing,
MT: Hugo

And that's all folks! I think our favorite movies are obvious: Goines chooses Hugo, Movie Tree roots for the Artist to be the big winner!
Sunday, here we come

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