Friday, November 4, 2011

Bold (Early) Oscar Rankings

They are coming.
When predicting what film and what actors/actresses/directors will be nominated, a sensible person would wait until all of the contending films are released to the general public. Well, I am not in said category of “sensible people.” Therefore, I give my rankings of Oscar worthy films in the six major categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

Now, I realize that these rankings will most likely drastically change, and there will most likely be a film or two that come out of nowhere to garner some Oscar buzz. So, the following rankings are a complete crapshoot. Change is inevitable! That being said, it is incredibly fun…

Be sure to check out my featured Oscar Contenders for 2012, and Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV. As you will see, many of the films listed there are left off the following rankings.

Find out which ones made the early cut…

Best Picture
  1. Moneyball
  2. Ides of March
  3. Shame
  4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  5. A Dangerous Method
  6. The Descendants
  7. Drive
  8. War Horse
  9. My Week with Marilyn
  10. Young Adult

Best Director
  1. Bennett Miller, Moneyball
  2. David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  3. Steve McQueen, Shame
  4. Jason Reitman, Young Adult
  5. Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  6. David Cronenberg, A Dangerous Method
  7. George Clooney, The Ides of March

Best Actor
  1. Brad Pitt, Moneyball
  2. Michael Fassbender, Shame
  3.  George Clooney, The Descendants
  4. Joseph Gordan-Levitt, 50/50
  5. Ryan Gosling, Drive
  6. Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary
  7. Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Best Actress
  1. Charlize Theron, Young Adult
  2. Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
  3. Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  4. Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
  5. Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
  6. Carey Mulligan, Shame
  7. Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Actor
  1. John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene
  2. Tom Hanks, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  3. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Moneyball
  4. Colin Firth, Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  5. Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  6. Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
  7. George Clooney, The Ides of March

Best Supporting Actress
  1. Viola Davis, The Help
  2. Octavia Spencer, The Help
  3. Carey Mulligan, Shame
  4. Chloe Moretz, Hugo
  5. Anna Kendrick, 50/50
  6. Judie Dench, J. Edgar
  7. Sandra Bullock, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Well. Talk about crapshoots. All those categories are the epitome of a ‘crapshoot’. In reality… I have absolutely no idea where to exactly “rank” any of them… Once the award season starts heating up, I’ll go more in-depth in each category, and explain the individual choices. However, for now, you’ll have to settle for unexplained rankings…

Feel free to grumble, add suggestions, and converse about the choices in the comment section below! 

Also, this article looks terrible, aesthetically... the pictures are really janky... my apologies. 

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