Sunday, December 2, 2012

My Personal Oscar Nominees (evolving)

In the spirit of ranking films as I've seen them, I also want to think about who I would nominate and vote for if asked.  As I see more films (I am trying to increase that number at a rapid pace), this will evolve until I'm ready to say these would be my final votes. I've seen everything I've listed below, and there are films I've seen but aren't mentioned here because I couldn't imagine ever voting for them if given the opportunity.  For now...

Best Picture
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Moonrise Kingdom
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Queen of Versailles
The Sessions
Silver Linings Playbook

Alternates: (1) Beasts of the Southern Wild (2) The Campaign (3) Hope Springs (4) The Impossible (5) Pitch Perfect (6) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (7) The Avengers (8) Flight (9) Skyfall

Best Actor
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)
Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi)

Alternates:  (1) Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) (2) Denzel Washington (Flight) (3) Jack Black (Bernie) (4) Ben Affleck (Argo) (5) Tom Holland (The Impossible) (6) Tommy Lee Jones (Hope Springs) (7) Daniel Craig (Skyfall) (8) Zach Galifianakis (The Campaign) (9) Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) (10) Liam Neeson (The Grey)

Best Actress
Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)
Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Alternates: (1) Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) (2) Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) (3) Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed)

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike)
Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables)

Alternates:  (1) Irfan Khan (Life of Pi) (2) James Spader (Lincoln) (3) John Goodman (Flight) (4) Alan Arkin (Argo) (5) Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook) (6) Ewan McGregor (The Impossible) (7) Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild) (8) Dallas Roberts (The Grey) (9)  Hal Holbrook (Lincoln), (10) William H. Macy (The Sessions)

Best Supporting Actress
Judi Dench (Skyfall)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Alternates: (1) Tamara Tunie (Flight) (2) Jacki Weaver (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) (3) Shirley Maclaine (Bernie) (4) Penelope Wilton (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) (5) Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) (6) Frances McDormand (Moonrise Kingdom), (7) Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables) (8) Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables) (9) Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) (10) Gloria Reuben (Lincoln)

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