FYC: Mac’s Oscar Ballot

So ballots for the Oscar nominations are due tomorrow, right before the Golden Globes really get the whole mess of awards season into full swing.  I don’t get a vote, but that won’t stop a boy from dream voting either (I mean, when have I not done that–I wore a Ross Perot outfit for kindergarten Halloween, and had more John Kerry buttons that a Portland book store).

Best Picture

1) Margaret
2) The Descendants
3) Moneyball
4) Midnight in Paris
5) We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Actress

1) Viola Davis, The Help
2) Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
3) Anna Paquin, Margaret
4) Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
5) Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Actor

1) Brad Pitt, Moneyball
2) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
3) George Clooney, The Descendants
4) Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
5) Michael Fassbender, Shame

Best Supporting Actress

1) J. Smith-Cameron, Margaret
2) Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
3) Dagmara Dominczyk, Higher Ground
4) Jeannie Berlin, Margaret
5) Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Best Supporting Actor

1) Jeremy Irons, Margin Call
2) Christopher Plummer, Beginners
3) George Clooney, The Ides of March
4) Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris
5) Jeffrey Wright, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Director

1) David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2) Bennett Miller, Moneyball
3) Kenneth Lonergan, Margaret
4) Alexander Payne, The Descendants
5) Lynne Ramsay, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Original Screenplay

1) Margaret
2) Midnight in Paris
3) 50/50
4) Margin Call
5) Rango

Best Adapted Screenplay

1) Moneyball
2) The Descendants
3) We Need To Talk About Kevin
4) Higher Ground
5) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Best Cinematography

1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2) Moneyball
3) Take Shelter
4) The Tree of Life
5) War Horse

Best Editing

1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2) Moneyball
3) We Need To Talk About Kevin
4) The Skin I Live In
5) Take Shelter

Best Art Direction

1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
2) Hugo
3) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
4) The Artist
5) Melancholia

Best Costume Design

1) Hugo
2) The Skin I Live In
3) The Muppets
4) My Week with Marilyn
5) The Artist

Best Original Score

1) The Girl with Dragon Tattoo
2) The Artist
3) Take Shelter
4) The Skin I Live In
5) Contagion

Best Original Song

1) “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
2) “Life’s A Happy Song” from the Muppets
3) “Lay Your Head Down” from Albert Nobbs

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2 responses to “FYC: Mac’s Oscar Ballot

  1. Hugo was fine, and beautifully designed–but I don’t buy into the hype on this one. The exact same film, if it hadn’t been directed by Scorsese, it would be seen as an expensive children’s movie flop not a Best Picture candidate.

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