My Oscar Picks:
Best Picture: “Black Swan” (this was hard to decide...)
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
Best Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech” or Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” (this was NOT hard to decide)
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter” (talk about transformation)
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
Best Original Screenplay: “Inception”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “True Grit”
Best Art Direction: “Inception”
Best Costume Design: “Alice in Wonderland”
i think one of the most impressive things to me is when actors make complete transformations. (ex: natalie portman losing 20 lbs and training for 8 hours a day to transform herself into a ballerina and christian bale becoming cracked out and losing so much weight to transform himself into a drug addict). also, inception was one of those movies that just made me think, "who thinks of this stuff?? serious creativity and truly mind-boggling!" which is why i give it best original screenplay.
what are your thoughts friends?? who are your picks?? should we make a wager??