11th Hour Nomination Predictions

Last minute predictions before the Oscar nominations are announced.


Oscar Predictions - 10/14/13

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

…Oscar Season has begun.


Best of 2013 (so far…)


As of 10/14:


  1. 12 Years a Slave
  2. Before Midnight
  3. Prisoners
  4. Gravity
  5. Short Term 12
  6. The Place Beyond the Pines
  7. Captain Phillips
  8. Rush
  9. The Kings of Summer
  10. Mud
  11. The Way, Way Back
  12. Fruitvale Station
  13. Side Effects
  14. Much Ado About Nothing
  15. Upstream Color
  16. Blue Jasmine
  17. The Spectacular Now
  18. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  19. Prince Avalanche
  20. The World’s End
  21. Monsters University
  22. The Sapphires
  23. The Angels’ Share
  24. In a World…
  25. Star Trek Into Darkness

Early, Nonsensical Predictions for the 2014 Oscars

It’s just as the title describes: early, nonsensical “predictions”.


Final Oscar Predictions

These are my predictions for all the categories except for the technical ones (in which I don’t really have enough knowledge to make should/could and should be/shouldn’t be predictions)

The “Will/Could/Should” picks are based on logic, so as to acknowledge that I’m not an idiot and I am fully aware that there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that Silver Linings will take the Big 5.  Still, MY PICKS are at the bottom of each category.


The 20 Best Films of 2008 (and their MVP’s)

20. Iron Man  (MVP: Paul Bettany)
19. The Visitor  (MVP: Richard Jenkins)
18. The Bank Job  (MVP: Jason Statham)
17. Vicky Cristina Barcelona  (MVP: Penelope Cruz)
16. The Reader  (MVP: Kate Winslet)
15. Frost/Nixon  (MVP: Michael Shannon)
14. Doubt  (MVP: Phillip Seymour Hoffman)
13. Burn After Reading  (MVP’s: Brad Pitt & John Malkovich)
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall  (MVP: Russell Brand)
11. Revolutionary Road  (MVP: Michael Shannon)
10. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days  (MVP: Anamaria Marinca)
9. The Wrestler  (MVP: Mickey Rourke)
8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  (MVP: Elias Koteas)
7. Tropic Thunder  (MVP: Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, & Matthew Macanaughey)
6. In Bruges  (MVP: Ralph Fiennes)
5. Slumdog Millionaire  (MVP: Dev Patel)
4. WALL•E  (MVP: Jeff Garlin)
3. Defiance  (MVP: Daniel Craig)
2. Milk  (MVP’s: Sean Penn & Josh Brolin)
1. The Dark Knight  (MVP: Heath Ledger)


The 20 Best Films of 2009 (and their MVP’s)

20. I Love You, Man  (MVP: Joe La Trugio)
19. The Messenger  (MVP: Woody Harelson)
18. Adventureland  (MVP: Ryan Reynolds)
17. Coraline  (MVP: Keith David)
16. Where the Wild Things Are  (MVP’s: Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whittaker & Chris Cooper)
15. Avatar  (MVP: Giovanni Ribisi)
14. Sherlock Holmes  (MVP’s: Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law)
13. The Hangover  (MVP: Zach Galifianakis)
12. Zombieland  (MVP: Woody Harelson)
11. The Fantastic Mr. Fox  (MVP: Bill Murray)
10. Star Trek  (MVP: Zachary Quinto)
9. Crazy Heart  (MVP: Colin Farrell)
8. (500) Days of Summer  (MVP: Chloe Grace Moritz)
7. Up  (MVP: Ed Asner)
6. District 9  (MVP: Sharlto Copley)
5. Up in the Air  (MVP: Anna Kendrick)
4. The Hurt Locker  (MVP: Ralph Fiennes)
3. Moon  (MVP: Kevin Spacey)
2. A Single Man  (MVP: Colin Firth)
1. Inglorious Basterds  (MVP: Christoph Waltz)


The 20 Best Films of 2010 (and their MVP’s)

20. Buried  (MVP: Ryan Reynolds)
19. I Love You, Phillip Morris  (MVP: Jim Carrey)
18. Rabbit Hole  (MVP: Aaron Eckhart)
17. Kick-Ass  (MVP: Nicholas Cage)
16. Winter’s Bone  (MVP: John Hawkes)
15. True Grit  (MVP: Josh Brolin)
14. Let Me In  (MVP: Richard Jenkins)
13. Shutter Island  (MVP: Ben Kingsley) 
12. The Ghost Writer  (MVP: Ewan McGregor)
11. The Town  (MVP: Jeremy Renner)
10. The Fighter  (MVP’s: Christian Bale & Melissa Leo)
9. Animal Kingdom  (MVP: Ben Mendelsohn)
8. The Kids Are All Right  (MVP: Mark Ruffalo)
7. Toy Story 3  (MVP: Michael Keaton)
6. Black Swan  (MVP: Vincent Cassel)
5. 127 Hours  (MVP: James Franco)
4. The King’s Speech  (MVP: Colin Firth)
3. The Social Network  (MVP: Andrew Garfield)
2. Inception  (MVP: Tom Hardy)
1. Blue Valentine  (MVP’s: Ryan Gosling & Michelle Williams)


Last Call: SAG Awards Predictions

The SAG awards are this Sunday night.  Here are my picks:


Oscar Predictions - Round 2 (1.17.13)

Changes made: Picture, Actor, Actress, Supp. Actor, Original Score

Best Picture: Silver Linings Playbook
Best Director: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables


Top Ten - Take Two

Re-did my top movies for the year after seeing most of them for a second or third time.