My husband and I have an annual competition trying to see who can guess the most correct films that will win Academy Awards each year. Lately we have been madly catching up on films so we will be better prepared for the Oscars on the 28th of February.
My Top Oscar Picks
So far my top picks for best picture are The Revenant (shocking, brutal but excellent), Room (disturbing, sad, hopeful) Mad Max (brilliant action film featuring strong women) and Brooklyn (gorgeous love story).
I think in the end The Revenant should win best picture.
I think the best actor award will go to DiCaprio for the Revenant.
Best actress is a closer race but I think Brie Larson will walk away with it from Room. I wish that the child from Room was nominated for supporting actor. He was brilliant.
Best director, I would have said The Revenant, but if it gets best picture it won’t win both, so I’m picking Room.
Best supporting actress Alicia Vikander from The Danish Girl.
Best supporting actor either Tom Hardy from The Revenant or Christian Bale from The Big Short.
Films I didn’t care for were Joy and Creed. If you liked the first what…20 Rocky movies you’ll probably like this because it is simply another Rocky movie.
I was bored to tears in Carol. I’m sorry. Despite the amazing vintage clothing and decor I didn’t like either of the characters and found the whole film to be stiff, and painfully slow.
I did watch The Hateful Eight and although it was watchable it isn’t my favourite. If you like Tarantino movies you’ll probably like it. Too much blood and gore for me.
Have you seen any of the movies nominated this year? What was your favourite?