Sunday, February 27, 2011

"When we're together, gray skies clear up. And I cheer up to where I'm less depressed. And sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, I just can't take it when we're apart. We belong together, we belong together, yes we do, you'll be mine forever." ~randy newman

The song "We Belong Together" is a Randy Newman song from Toy Story 3 that will probably win the Oscar for Best Original Song tonight. The version I'm sharing with you is a great cover by Yo La Tengo. This comes courtesy of nyctaper.

I love Oscar night. It's just so much fun. I love movies, and this is the biggest night of the year for movies. I love seeing my favorites get recognized, I love the glamour, I love the upsets, I love the crazy's all just wonderful. I'm really hoping for some big upsets this year. We'll see what happens. I'll share my final predictions and my own preferences with you toward the end of this post. First, though, I want to show you the Oscar dessert I made this year. I'm by no means an expert baker, but I like experimenting. These look a bit messy, but they taste really good:

There are ten different designs. Each Best Picture nominee fits with a design. Can you match them up? The most difficult part is probably figuring out what the different pictures are actually supposed to be (I'm not an expert artist or baker). Head to the comments section and post your guesses. The nominees are: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, and Winter's Bone.

Finally, my predictions:

Picture: The King's Speech
Actor: Colin Firth
Actress: Natalie Portman
(I would love to see Annette Bening take this, and she's the only person who has a chance to beat Portman, but I don't think it will happen.)
Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
(Geoffrey Rush might be able to sneak away with it, but I'm pulling for Bale.)
Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo
(Some people think Hailee Steinfeld can win, and I wish she would, but I just don't see it happening, despite Leo's bizarre campaigning and speeches. But if there is an upset in the acting categories tonight, it might be here, and I would be thrilled.)
Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
(All I can say is Fincher better win. If they give this to Tom Hooper, I will be so freakin' angry.)
Original Screenplay: David Seidler, The King's Speech
Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Foreign Language Film: In a Better World
Animated Feature: Toy Story 3
Documentary: Inside Job
Cinematography: True Grit
(True Grit better win here.)
Editing: The Social Network
Art direction: The King's Speech
(Alice in Wonderland could walk away with it, but I don't think it will.)
Costumes: Alice in Wonderland
(They could give this to The King's Speech, but they usually go for more showiness.)
Makeup: The Wolfman
(Because 'Best Makeup' usually means 'Most Makeup.')
Music (Original Score): The King's Speech
(I really, really wish The Social Network would win this. Unfortunately, I'm afraid it won't.)
Music (Original Song): Randy Newman, "We Belong Together," Toy Story 3
(This is always a wonky category, so who knows. Country Strong could take it.)
Visual Effects: Inception
Sound Editing: Inception
Sound Mixing: Inception
Documentary Short: Killing in the Name
Short animated: Day and Night
Short live: Na Wewe

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my bet #10 Black Swan
#6 The Social Network
# 5 The King's Speech
maybe # 2 The Fighter
# 7 Inception

about the other I have no idea
"je donne ma langue au chat"