Archive for February 8, 2012

The Oscar Quest: Best Best Supporting Actor Choices

This one was so easy to compile.

It’s pretty obvious what makes a great supporting character. I think we can all agree that these winners are pretty exemplary.

Again, let me say — specific rankings are a matter of personal preference.

Here are the best Best Supporting Actor choices: (more…)

The Oscar Quest: Worst Best Supporting Actor Choices

We all know what #1 is going to be before I even start. It’s not even a competition, really.

This category is rife with terrible decisions. Most of the time it’s because they choose a veteran over a better performance. Or, in cases that will be documented here — they choose non-actors. I feel like this category might be the one where there are the most bad decisions that people get angry over. Of the acting categories. Maybe not. I don’t know.

Either way — here are the worst Best Supporting Actor choices. They’re all horrible (to me). I’ll do my best to explain why I don’t like them. (more…)

Pic of the Day: “So that was Mrs. Lundegaard on the floor in there. And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. And those three people in Brainerd. And for what? For a little bit of money. There’s more to life than a little money, you know. Don’tcha know that? And here ya are, and it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.“

Oscars 2011 Update: Visual Effects Society Awards

Last night, the Visual Effects Society handed out their awards. There were a lot of awards, so let’s just quickly run down them:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes won Outstanding Effects in an Effects-Driven Film. Hugo won Outstanding Supporting Effects in a Film. Rango won Outstanding effects in an Animated Film. Apes won Outstanding Animated Character in a Live-Action Film. Rango won Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Film. Hugo won Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live-Action  Rango won Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in an Animated Film. Transformers: Dark of the moon won Outstanding Created Environment in a Live-Action film. Rango won Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Film. Dark of the Moon won Outstanding Models in a Film. Captain America won Outstanding Composting in a Film.

So those are all the awards. Basically, what we take from this is that Rango will almost certainly be winning Best Animated Feature and Hugo and Rise of the Planet of the Apes are the favorites to win Best Visual Effects. Which is not really that surprising at all.

I love how easy the Oscar race is. By the time of the ceremony, almost all the categories are basically locked between one or two nominees (outside the shorts and stuff), and surprises happen anyway. It’s great. And people wonder how it’s possible to guess so accurately every year…