You know who should win an Academy Award? ROGER EBERT. The 2011 Academy Awards air Sunday, February 27th!
I think he’s right on the biggies, except I think Christian Bale will pull it out for Best Supporting Actor.
“You have to ask yourself what, precisely, the nominated “Toy Story 3” was adapting, apart from the continuing plight of the toys.”
This guy is a champ.
I love love love everything he does
All joking aside, why hasn’t Roger Ebert won a lifetime achievement award yet? I just think the US government should give him one for outstanding performance in being awesome.
Roger Ebert deserves the Oscar award for Worst Reason to hate on Zoolander (he hated it because 9/11)
Fucking Academy. Of course King’s Speech will win everything. Then everyone will forget about it in two years while future generations will be watching Inception, Toy Story 3, Black Swan, Social Network and True Grit fifty years from now.
I’ve had crushes on the best actor and best actress front-runners since I was young enough to call them crushes, so this should be a satisfying year for me.
Also, almost everything nominated was fantastic this year.
I’m usually pretty cynical about the Oscar Best Picture nominees, but despite having a bloated list of 10 again this year, I actually enjoyed all of them quite a bit. First time in forever they didn’t include a real dud in the mix.
If there’s any justic in the world, The Social Network will win Best Picture. Also, Christian Bale will win Best Supporting actor, as he should. Fincher deserves best director, but Ebert may actually be right about that one and Hooper could get it.
If any movie this year deserves to clean up, as Ebert seems to think The King’s Speech will, it’s The Social Network. It was just the best.
Can I ask why everyone’s so all about The King’s Speech? I thought it was a fine movie, nice to watch, reasonably entertaining, but about as innovative as adding a little curry powder to chicken salad. No h8, just wondering if someone can explain it to me.
If Christian Bale doesn’t win, i’ll be very upset. I don’t understand how he couldn’t. Young actors everywhere should look at that performance as an example of what the craft is. On par with Ledger’s Joker.
Hailee Steinfeld sort of has to win Best Supporting, since she had 35 times the amount of acting to do than anyone else in her category. I do hope she wins, but it would be better if they’d just let her be tried as an adult.
If anyone should win an Oscar, it’s Drummer Dog for his exceptional range.
“A British historical drama about a brave man struggling to overcome a disability and then leading his people into World War II looks better to the academy than a cutting-edge portrait of hyperactive nerds.”
haven’t seen the social network yet, but i think i’m on the academy’s side.
and i hope ebert is right on his supporting actor/actress guesses.
I think Ebert should host the Oscars.
Well I don’t get why Christopher Nolan always gets the cold-shoulder from the Academy. He wasn’t even nominated for the Best Director category. And I thought Inception, The Dark Night and Memento were all very well done.
Did any of you see Another Year? Because not only should it win for best original screenplay, it should have been nominated for best picture. It was great. So talky (critical analysis, I know).
Does anyone know Roger Ebert’s track record for Oscar predictions? How often is he right? I have bets to place on Oscar night and I need all the inside information I can get.
“…it was this little English movie that didn’t really open in the United States, it was more successful in foreign countries. It was delightful.” – Some gray-haired lady walking by my office
“ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE KING’S SPEECH? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME LADY? IT’S GOING TO WIN BEST PICTURE, IT’S PLAYING ON 3,000 SCREENS RIGHT NOW! COME IN MY OFFICE SO I CAN PUNCH YOUR PRETENTIOUS FACE!” – Me*
*in my head
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