Day nine of DouBleB’s Oscar Picks is here. It’s been an interesting experience so far, I’ve never been tied to a posting schedule like this, be it self imposed or not. I hope you are enjoying it and will hold me to my promise of one pick per day, eventually covering all 24 categories, with my pick for “Best Picture” coming on February 17th if my math is correct (probably not).
Today’s Oscar category for makeup. I think it should be a category completely dominated by horror movies. In fact the first winner for Best Makeup was in 1981′s “[amazon_link id="B002HWUU9U" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]An American Werewolf in London[/amazon_link]“, but theres only been three or four horror film winners since, depending on what you consider a horror film.
Disclaimer: I have not seen every single one of this year’s nominated movies, and I probably won’t for reasons that I don’t want to waste my time watching shit that was manufactured just to get Oscar consideration (I’m looking at a specific movie involving two former Oscar winners). It’s not like I watched every bowl eligible college football team before making my picks. If you don’t like it you can file a complaint here.
For my other picks go to my Oscar Picks Hub.
“[amazon_link id="0143122525" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Albert Nobbs[/amazon_link]” Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
I had never heard of Albert Nobbs until it was nominated. I am familiar with director Rodrigo Garcia’s work from his five episodes of “Six Feet Under” and another five of “Carnivale”. But those were about ten years ago. Glenn Close was nominated for “Actress in a Leading Role” and Janet McTeer for “Actress in a Supporting Role”. Looks like they did a bang up job making Glenn Close looking like an older, creepier man.
“[amazon_link id="B001UV4XJ2" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2[/amazon_link]″ Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
I was reading today that not a single one of the Harry Potter films has even been nominated for Best Makeup. That seems ridiculous to me now that I’ve seen all except the final act. The makeup is completely amazing in each one. Not even in the 78th Academy Awards could it get a nomination over [amazon_link id="B001YV5036" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Cinderella Man[/amazon_link] (yeah I looked that up).
“[amazon_link id="B0059XTUVI" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]The Iron Lady[/amazon_link]” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
I used to really hate Meryl Streep, but that has died down in the last few years and I really don’t know why. It’s not like she’s made any movies that I’ve liked. Well, [amazon_link id="B000JSI7BM" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Devil Wears Prada[/amazon_link] was a little entertaining, BUT THAT’S IT. It’s also hard to like her when she gets nominated for every film she’s in, with a total of 17 Oscar and 26 Golden Globe noms, its like betting on Nick Cage making a bad movie.
The Iron Lady looks EXTREMELY boring to me and I don’t have any plans to see it.
AND THE WINNER IS………….
If this were one year ago, everybody I know would be shocked to see me give any love to the Harry Potter series. But I’ve watched most of them now, and they’re pretty damn good. No Lord of the Rings, but good.
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