Hi everyone. I'm back again, but this time to talk about the Oscar's. If your a long-time reader of this blog, you may remember that last year I gave you my Oscar picks. Well, I'm back again this year with 1.) Who I think will win 2.) Who I think should win.
And now on to the predictions
Will Win: Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Capote
Should Win: Same as above. By and far this is an incredible performance and I believe it is more than just the high pitched voice. Hoffman seemed to many of Capote's friends to catch the man's spirit dead on and to me I didn't see the actor, but the character. The performance of Hoffman is enough in my opinion to warrant Best Picture nod for the film.
Will Win: Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line
Should Win: Felicity Huffman for Transamerica. Ms. Huffman, aside from being a local and being a member of the hit TV show "Desperate Housewives" walks a very thin line (ha, ha) in playing a post-op transexual in this film and I'm not just giving it to her due to that, but because I feel her acting talent stands out among the other nominees in the category.
Will Win: Brokeback Mountain
Should Win: Capote or Crash: As Imentioned earlier I thought Hoffman's performance in Capote was enough to merit the entire film for the Best Picture, but I also feel strongly that Crash is a compelling picture that is unfortunately not nominated for anything else, because it has so many different and great actors and actresses. Nonetheless, if I have to choose just one it would be Capote.
There you have it folks, sorry I couldn't do more, but I didn't watch very many of the other films in the supporting categories (and the ones I did watch, I didn't think deserved to win, but I guess I can't really compare) and I didn't have enough time to see the foreign language films (have to drive up to LA for those) due to my thesis project.