Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | By: BlackGargie

And the Oscars Goes to...

My comments on this year's Oscar winners:


Got this from The Associated Press. Thought I'd share and give my two-cents

List of the 83rd Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday:

1. Best Picture: "The King's Speech."
Totally deserved that. It's one of those amazing motivational heart-warming movies, with some of the known British actors that were in Harry Potter (namely our ol' Dumbly and Wormtail) in there and Geoffrey Rush totally delivered

2. Actor: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech."
Totally deserved that too. Colin Firth really played his role quite well as a stuttering King getting in grips with public speaking, and the end where he finally delivered his speech was just astounding, though some part of me wished that Geoffrey Rush won it coz his role as Colin's mentor was no less spectacular

3. Actress: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan."
Haven't actually watched the movie yet, but from what reviews were given about the movie, I guess she totally deserved it

4. Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, "The Fighter."
Never watched this movie, so can't comment on this, although Christian definitely deserves an award for SOMETHING

5. Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, "The Fighter."
Ditto here, though no idea who Melissa Leo is

6. Directing: Tom Hooper, "The King's Speech."
Totally deserved it, of reason in #1

7. Foreign Language Film: "In a Better World," Denmark.
Never watched this, so can't comment on this

8. Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network."
This movie is actually surprisingly pretty good for a tribute movie of the guy behind Facebook. They portrayed him as an ass effectively and it's amazing how from humble beginnings of a outwordly geek (who did this for the sake of a jilted ex-girlfriend in attempts for her to notice him) to the world's youngest billionaire, so yeah, totally deserved this

9. Original Screenplay: David Seidler, "The King's Speech."
Nuff said for Reason #1

10. Animated Feature Film: "Toy Story 3."
This one I can totally NOT agree on. HTTYD was also nominated for this category, and I, for one, say that HTTYD should totally get the award instead of them. Granted that they did an awesome job on Toy Story 3 and had a feel-good heart-warming ending, but in the end, Pixar movies are all for kids because they are technically still under Disney, which means child-safe movies are a must. Dreamworks have been rising into the ranks and had made a movie that appealed everyone of all ages, even the adults. Pixar's stuff is mostly for kids and usually adults wouldn't watch it unless they're there to accompany their children to watch it, and just because it's Pixar doesn't mean it's the best movie ever. Take Up and The Incredibles for example. I didn't enjoy it as much as I would've hoped for, but I watched HTTYD without any high expectations and it totally blew me away! So, my reaction to this award is "WTF??!!" Totally not deserving! OK, maybe a little, but HTTYD should've won!!!

11. Art Direction: "Alice in Wonderland."
I totally have no qualms over that. This movie is pretty much a visual treat, with the gothic colour contrasts and whatnot, as it is Tim Burton's signature style colour coding of his movies, so no objection there

12. Cinematography: "Inception."
Totally deserved it, I mean, do I NEED to even say more about how awesome the way they made their movie transitions and whatnot? It is beyond any words that can amazingly describe the kick ass awesomeness of the movie. Though part of me do feel that it also should've won the Best Film

13. Sound Mixing: "Inception."
Nuff said for reason #12

14. Sound Editing: "Inception."
Nuff said for reason #12

15. Original Score: "The Social Network," Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Nuff said for reason #8

16. Original Song: "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," Randy Newman.
Nuff said for reason #10

17. Costume Design: "Alice in Wonderland."
Nuff said for reason #11

18. Documentary Feature: "Inside Job."
Never watched this, so I can't comment on this, but I feel maybe one of Michael Moore's work should've been in there

19. Documentary (short subject): "Strangers No More."
Never watched this, so I can't comment on this

20. Film Editing: "The Social Network."
Nuff said for reason #8

21. Makeup: "The Wolfman."
LOL, at least they got something out of their rather B-rated film

22. Animated Short Film: "The Lost Thing."
Never watched this, so I can't comment on this

23. Live Action Short Film: "God of Love."
Never watched this, so I can't comment on this

24. Visual Effects: "Inception."
Nuff said for reason #12

Previously presented honorary Oscars: film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director-producer Francis Ford Coppola, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach.
So guys, whaddaya think of this list of winners? Justified? Unjustified? Gimme your thoughts

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