Friday, February 26, 2010

Oscar Competition

The Trespass team have scored some great swag to give away in their Oscar Competition.
All you have to do is pick the Best Picture winner and you can be in the running to win some fab DVDs.

To celebrate the Oscar season, Beth asked us to ditch the politics and decide who should take home the little gold man.

My picks:

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

This is a tricky one. With Up as my number one pick for 2009 and with my pure love of An Education (minus the unnecessary closing voice over), I'm really quite torn. And while the 'groundbreaking' technological wizardry of Avatar may well seize the day, I believe best picture should go to the total package. The Hurt Locker succeeds where Avatar fails with a great script, strong performances across the board as well as dynamic cinematography. The same can be said for Up and An Education, but I think The Hurt Locker just pips them at the post.

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow

No, not because she's a female, and certainly not because she's a female who makes action films. The Hurt Locker is a remarkable cinematic achievement and Bigelow deserves to win over her ex-hubby for crafting an intelligent, visceral and wonderfully rendered film.

Best Actor: Colin Firth

I was all for Jeremy Renner (who really is deserving) until I saw A Single Man. Firth's performance is subtle, passionate and supremely elegant. Unfortunately Firth will probably lose out to Jeff Bridges because he's 'due,' but, to be fair, he's also pretty great in Crazy Heart.

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan

Having now seen The Blind Side, I really don't know what all the fuss is about over Sandra Bullock. She's ok - a bit one-note - but nothing compared with the majesty of Mulligan's performance. Like Firth's, hers is all about nuance, so she too will probably be overlooked for the bigger/brighter/louder Bullock.

Read more and enter the competition over at Trespass.

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