Day: February 23, 2019

Academy Awards.

can you ever forgive me
“Can You Ever Forgive Me” is the movie of all the nominees I enjoyed the most. It’s even better than Vice for me. I think it will be shut out of this years awards. But you never really know.

I am a big fan of the award shows.  The Grammy’s, the Golden Globes and especially the Academy Awards.  I have made it a point to see all the award movies and had a blast doing so.

Here are my picks for the major awards and also my  predictions.  I think the awards have become shy to pick the best out of fear of offending people who usually haven’t even seen any of the movies.

Here we go.

Best Actor:   Christian Bale (Vice)  The winner. Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Best Supporting Actor:   Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me)  The winner. Mahershala Ali (Green Book) is my second pick.

Actress in a leading role:  Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me) . The winner
Glenn Close (The Wife) Both were superb.

Actress  in a supporting role.  Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)  I think the academy and I will agree on this one.

Best Screenplay: “Can You Ever Forgive Me”,  but I would be happy with “Black   Klansman” The winner.

Best Picture:   Either “Vice” or “Green Book”.  Both are not politically correct movies, so I’m guessing that Roma will get the award.  Black Panther was good but I would be offended if a CGI movie won. Giving an award to a computer generated movie makes no sense.

I think the academy will choose “Roma” as the Best Picture.

It took me three tries to get through the movie and  I really struggled to finish this film.    To me, this looks like a high school kids project done with some of his friends and family, filmed with his 1980’s camcorder. 

Cinematography: “The Favorite”  but it may go to a foreign film “Cold War” or “Never Look Away”

Director:   Spike Lee  (BlackkKlansman)  Definitely not a PC pick. That would go to Alphonso Cuaron for “Roma”