Monday, February 1, 2010

Best Picture

Hi friends ,
Do u know the best movies this year ?

District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Up in the Air

Oh, how much easier this would be if there were only five Best Picture nominees this year: It'd be "Up in the Air" (which won the National Board of Review prize), "The Hurt Locker" (winner of the Producers Guild, Directors Guild, and Broadcast Film Critics awards), Golden Globe and box-office champ "Avatar," film-festival winner "Precious," and SAG Award victor "Inglourious Basterds" and we'd call it a day.

It's those other five slots that are tougher to suss out. "An Education" has strong support from actors (witness its SAG nod for best cast) and across-the-pond voters. Invictus has the necessary prestige to make the cut, while Best Animated Feature front-runner "Up" should manage to break out of the cartoon ghetto. If voters want to go the populist route, the top contender is the adult romance "It's Complicated." But since it's the No. 1 and No. 2 votes on the Academy's ranked ballots that truly count, films with a smaller cult of enthusiastic followers -- think "District 9" and "Star Trek" -- is poised to become a spoiler. Which means the flashy, filled-with-Oscar-faves musical "Nine" may fall victim to its nasty reviews and lackluster box office. I'm also increasingly worried for the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," which seems to be fading a bit. As for Golden Globe winner The Hangover, it's now an outside contender for one of the 10 slots but by no means a sure thing.


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