The 84th showing of the Academy Awards will air on ABC on Sunday the 26th of February and we at Geek for E have decided to join in on the fun and give you our predictions of who will win.
Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist”
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig for “Bridesmaids”
J.C. Chandor for “Margin Call”
Woody Allen for “Midnight in Paris”
Asghar Farhadi for “A Separation”
Denise: The Artist. It’s silent, and yet the story is compelling and completely understandable. The Bridesmaids love could cause an upset though, as could Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s best film in decades.
Tatiana: I really appreciated the overall idea of Midnight in Paris, which is huge, because I usually roll my eyes during Woody Allen movies. Still, I think on the basis of originality and numerous laugh-out-loud moments, I am going to go with Bridesmaids.
SCREENPLAY (Adapted) …the nominations go to:
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash for “The Descendants”
John Logan for “Hugo”
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon for “The Ides of March”
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin & Stan Chervin for “Moneyball”
Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Denise: I’m rooting for The Ides of March in this one. It’s a tense, well scripted look at the innerworkings of the body politic, and it leaves the clunky snoozefest Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy dead in the water. It also has a nose-up on Clooney’s other film, The Descendants.
Tatiana: I did not read the book, but I am going to have to go with Moneyball. It was easy to keep up with (even if you aren’t a baseball lover, as I am), and boasted several smart and quick quips.
Alex: No matter who wins we’re all winners and if one of two win then Clooney is the big winner. And with that I’ll give the win to The Ides of March as Clooney has proven in the past that he is a well rounded when it comes to his career in front of and behind the camera.