Oscar nominations: thoughts and predictions

It’s that time of year again! 🙂 Even though it’s been quite some time since I’ve stayed up all night to watch the ceremony, I still find it pretty exciting. Sooo… let’s see whats in store for 2009… List of nominees.

A lot of films haven’t come out here yet but I hope I’ll be able to catch some of them before the ceremony. Out of the 10 nominees for Best Piture, I only saw Up, Avatar,District 9 and Inglourious Basterds. I didn’t really like Basterds apart from the amazing performance of Christoph Waltz (my choice for Best Supporting Actor). It’s definitely not Tarantino at it’s best. District 9 was intersting, lots of good ideas, but I found it still a bit clumsy. Really happy Up got a Best Picture nomination and not just a Best Animated Feature. It definitely deserves it. It might even deserve to win it! I am torn between Avatar and Up. I love them for such different reasons. UP got me on an emotional level. I cried and laughed so much. It’s just a great story. Avatar on the other hand is stunning visually. It introduced me to a whole new and incredible world. But as a movie, as a film, as a story, it wasn’t as strong.

If Up get’s Best Picture, The Secret of Kells is my second choice for Best Animated Feature. I saw it in Annecy last summer and really loved it’s unique style. The graphics are so charming and original.

Only 3 nominees for VFX is a bit short this year: 2012 and Transformers really deserved a nod. But in the end Avatar outdoes them all!

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