2012 Pre-Oscar Speech (Flick’s Speech)

Posted on | February 26, 2012 | Add Comments


2012 Oscar Speech

From the silent film “The Artist”, to Woody Allen’s romantic comedy “Midnight in Paris”, 2011 was a great year for movies and I hope the Oscars are just as good.  Here are my final predictions.  (Note:  I have not seen all of the films/performances/directors/screenwriters/shorts, etc.  that I predict.  Some of my predictions are based on what other predictors predict and or how well the films/performances/directors (you get the idea) have faired at  previous award shows like the BAFTAs, or the DGAs, or the SAGs or the ISs or the PGAs, or Critics Choice, or the Golden Globes or the WGAs).

Hereeeeee we go:

 – Best Picture:  “The Artist”

– Best Actress: Viola Davis for “The Help”

– Best Actor: Jean Dujardin for “The Artist”

– Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for “The Artist”

– Best Supporting Actor:  Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”

–  Best Director: Michael Hazanivicious for “The Artist”

–  Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash for for “The Descendents”

– Best Original Screenplay:  Wood  Allen for “Midnight in Paris”

– Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for “The Tree of LIfe”

– Best Editing: Shina Sophie Bio and Michael Hazanivicious for “The Artist”

– Best Original Score: Ludovic Baurce for “The Artist”

Those are my predictions for the top categories.

Here are descriptions for the two films we showed at our Oscar Party.

We will be showing “Kung Fu Panda 2”.  The film features the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, and Gary Oldman, and more. The film is animated, was released in 3-D in theaters, the director Jennifer Yun Nelson was nominated for Best Woman Director at the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.  The film grossed over $665,000,000 worldwide.  It was nominated for Best Animated Feature at this years Academy Awards.  (My prediction is that the animated feature film “Rango” will win Best Animated Feature).

We will also be showing Woody Allen’s 41st directorial film, “Midnight in Paris”.  The film has a star studded cast that includes Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody, Kathy Bates, Tom Hiddelston, Corey Stoll, and Michael Sheen, and more.  The film was shown on opening night at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, features French music from the 20s and 30s, had a $17 million budget and grossed over $145,000,000 at the box office.  It is nominated for Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Art Direction, at this years Academy Awards.  (The only Award I think it will win is Best Original Screenplay.) And now enjoy the show!


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