I have been in bad shape these days and it is not until I feel better today that I can write a few words about the Oscars 2012. Hey, how would you rank the Best Picture nominees?

Best Picture

1 The Descendants

2 The Artist

3 Midnight in Paris

4 Hugo

5 Moneyball

6 War Horse

7 The Help

8 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

9 The Tree of Life
--- Drive, Ides of March and Bridesmaid are much better options.

Actor In a Leading Role

1 Jean Dujardin in The Artist

2 George Clooney in The Descendants

3 Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Actress In a Leading Role

1 Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

2 Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn

3 Viola Davis in The Help

4 Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Actor In a Supporting Role

1 Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

2 Christopher Plummer in Beginners

3 Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn

4 Jonah Hill in Moneyball

Actress In a Supporting Role

1 Octavia Spencer in The Help

2 Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids

3 Bérénice Bejo in The Artist

4 Jessica Chastain in The Help

Animated Feature Film

1 Rango

2 Kung Fu Panda 2


1 War Horse - Janusz Kaminski

2 Hugo - Robert Richardson

3 The Artist - Guillaume Schiffman

4 The Tree of Life - Emmanuel Lubezki

5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Jeff Cronenweth


1 The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

2 The Descendants - Alexander Payne

3 Hugo - Martin Scorsese

4 Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen

5 The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick

Music (Original Score)

1 The Artist - Ludovic Bource

2 War Horse - John Williams

3 Hugo - Howard Shore

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

1 The Descendants

2 Hugo

3 The Ides of March

4 Moneyball

Writing (Original Screenplay)

1 Midnight in Paris

2 Bridesmaids

3 The Artist

14 則留言:

  1. 多謝分享..近來你好嗎
    [版主回覆03/05/2012 21:33:19]Thanks! Have been trying to get some rest and peace of mind.
    [失魂貓回覆03/04/2012 00:13:09]SICK, TAKE CARE!
    [版主回覆03/03/2012 23:59:29]cough cough cough...

  2. good to see you back, Kenji!
    [版主回覆03/05/2012 21:29:56]Thanks for your visit and support. Life is really tiring...

  3. quite agree with your rating, especially the "Tree of Life" and the "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close", which the latter was nominated as the Best Picture i believe is solely due to the 911 background. Like the "The Descendants" very much, and "Midnight in Paris" is very good.
    [版主回覆03/05/2012 21:41:07]AGREE! The Tree of Life is very confusing and personal. Brad Pitt's performance in Moneyball is better than his in the Tree of Life. Some CG images are disappointing. As for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the boy is not pleasing and the story is not very convincing. Still, I love Max von Sydow and Sandra Bullock's progress is manifest. In my list, I would replace the two with Drive and Ides of March.

  4. The Economist 有一篇叫 Viola was robbed。唔,雖然我覺得她在 The Help 的演出很好,但我還是想 Meryl Streep 贏 :p
    [The Teacher回覆03/06/2012 08:57:46]They don't call her "the perfect actor" for nothing, back in my 鄉下...
    [版主回覆03/05/2012 21:32:35]Meryl Streep's character is MORE difficult to play and MORE three dimensional. She deserves to win.

  5. Take care
    [版主回覆03/05/2012 21:30:22]Thanks a lot! Won't give up my blog easily.

  6. 我唔識將d電影逐項rank :P 我未看 The Artist, 很喜歡Hugo和Midnight in Paris。
    [版主回覆03/05/2012 21:44:55]Thanks! The Rank the Best Picture Nominees thing is very subjective, purely based on your personal preference, haha. Although Woody Allen did not attend the ceremony, I shouted at home when his film got the original screenplay.

  7. Take care ar....Kenji. I watched "The Artist" with my friend la......and also think it deserve to obtain the award .......
    [版主回覆03/05/2012 22:26:29]It does in my opinion, though I believe some members of the mainstream audience may find it very boring.

  8. 小心身體呀~~~!!
    [版主回覆03/07/2012 21:06:30]Thanks a lot!

  9. You've watched all the nominees? Wow!!!
    [版主回覆03/07/2012 21:07:31]Most of them, I mean the ones listed above, yes... Those I have not seen is not mentioned above.

  10. I've only watched Michelle Williams. she's good, but not good enough to win the award when facing M Streep
    [版主回覆03/07/2012 21:09:03]100% agree. Still I do like the movie. Agree with the Rottentomatoes consensus that she captures the magnetism and vulnerability of Marilyn Monroe.

  11. 其實.....黑白電影真係驚悶!
    [版主回覆03/24/2012 00:59:22]If I were you, I would stare at those despicable people. Dunno why more and more Hong Kong people are so inconsiderate.
    [芝回覆03/22/2012 23:42:08]在戲院內睇到呢幕staircase scene, 一長串膠袋聲響起, 令我分了心。
    [版主回覆03/11/2012 14:54:31]The staircase scene is one of the best scenes this year. (Another one is the elevator kissing scene in Drive.) That the lady goes up and the man walks down symbolizes the rise of a new star and the downfall of the man's career. The whistle can be "heard" when she does that action. Magical!
    [小黃部屋回覆03/11/2012 02:25:45]"怱怱忙忙"
    [小黃部屋回覆03/11/2012 02:24:48]The Artist: 無聲的震撼力的確超出有聲!
    雖然以愛情為主線, 但人狗與主僕, 兩者對主人不離不棄之情更教人動容。
    構圖華麗優美, 印象最深刻的一幕, 當George遭導演棄用, 與之爭吵後, 在開放式樓梯遇上Peppy, 他們對話後, George徐徐拾級而下, 鏡頭拉遠, 周遭的人卻忙忙的上上落落, 很有長江後浪推前浪的況味, 亦象徵佐活天王帝國的沒落。
    幾層交錯的樓梯, 構成令人玩味的優美幾何。
    ending那場tick tak舞與對白的確很有驚喜!
    不過, 略嫌全片光度過強, 令黑白效果欠缺對比及層次感, 導致懷舊味不足!
    最佳電影與配樂絕對實至名歸, 但男主角, 我還是喜歡GC的演譯多些! 因為略嫌JD浮誇了點, 雖則說默片需要大量表情動作。
    [版主回覆03/08/2012 21:27:24]HAHA Not really... In the first 30 minutes, I had difficulty in staying focused.
    [青蛙仔回覆03/07/2012 21:18:25]因為你有足夠的修養去欣賞, 哈!
    [版主回覆03/07/2012 21:11:17]When I walked out of the cinema, two middle aged men did say, "it was boring". In my opinion, it is a unique cinematic experience. This is probably the first silent movie one has watched and it required a lot of attention at the beginning. Still, when I got used to the pace and music, I was engaged by the film and touched at the end.

  12. The Artist係咪好好睇嫁? 黑白片又默劇...真係唔太吸引到我-.-
    [版主回覆03/11/2012 19:06:06]It is a unique cinematic experience. Don't miss it if you have never watched a silent movie. Just very special. The story is cliched, but there are a number of very beautiful scenes. Silence speaks volume in this movie. Um... perhaps it will not be one of my top 10 movies this year, yet I will definitely be in my honorable mention list.

  13. 最鍾意The Descendants !不過best picture 我覺得應該係Hugo! Although the artist 都好好,但係best actor 我仍然認為George clooney 稍勝。之前都諗住Michelle Williams 好有機,到真係睇完套戲頓時覺得無想像中咁厲害,都係上年blue valentine 演得更好。好同意best supporting actor 係Max von Sydow!不過Kenneth Branagh都好like!
    [版主回覆03/22/2012 23:44:19]最鍾意The Descendants - ME TOO

    不過 best picture 我覺得應該係Hugo! - The Artist pays tribute to silent movies, while in my opinion the first half of Hugo is not very strong.

    George Clooney is great!

    \Michelle Williams is great in both My Week with Marilyn and Blue Valentine haha. but Meryl Streep is simply superb.

  14. Meryl Streep太強了!~
    [版主回覆04/02/2012 13:40:14]Plus her character in the movie is three dimensional. The best for sure!