The Real Reel’s Oscar Wishlist: Best Picture pt.2

6. The Kids Are All Right

Directed by Lisa Cholodenko

Written by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

Why it should be considered: Every awards season there’s always that one film that kind of pushes the envelope— this year it’s ‘The Kids Are All Right’.  The only bad thing I can say about this film is that it was released way too early, but it’s a great piece of cinema that should definitely be considered in all categories.

7. 127 Hours

Directed by Danny Boyle

Written by Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy

Why it should be considered: I’ve yet to see this movie for myself but as seen before,  Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy have the Midas touch.  The film has received rave reviews and once I’m able to screen it next week, I can give a more credible opinion on it. However, I will say this– well told true stories tend to always lead to awards consideration.

8. The Fighter

Directed by David O. Russell

Written by Scott Silver, Paul Tamesy, Eric Johnson

Why it should be considered: For the captivating trailer alone! And honestly– if ‘The Blind Side’ scored a best picture nomination last year, surely this film can do the same.  Christian Bale and Amy Adams both seem at the top of their game and will probably both score a nod, which will boost the film’s chances for best picture contention.

9. The King’s Speech

Directed by Tom Hooper

Written by David Seidler

Why it should be considered: Because Colin Firth is everything.  Not to mention period pieces always have a home at the Oscars, and this film has received rave review across the board— from critics and general audiences alike.

10. Blue Valentine

Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Written by Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Cami Delavigne

Why it should be considered: Because ‘Blue Valentine’ has been the most consistent film of 2010.  It’s managed to maintain its momentum for the entire year, and it is definitely my dark horse in the best picture race.  It’s very likely that both Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams will receive nominations, as well as the screenplay; so I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if the film itself received a nomination.  Although the ridiculous NC-17 rating may have hurt its chances, I’m still hoping for a success story.


One Response to “The Real Reel’s Oscar Wishlist: Best Picture pt.2”

  1. yes, Colin Firth has Oscar written all over his performance (mainly because he didn’t win last year). Hopefully Annette Benning will finally receive something too. My bet though is for the Golden Globe.
    You can read some of my reviews on my blog

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