EDITORS NOTE: Corinne Nicholson writes a regular weekly blog titled "That's Entertainment." Previous blogs can be found HERE.
So on Sunday night, I have a date. I will be on my couch with my popcorn in front of the TV to root for my favorite films and actors. And to watch the crazy fashions.
So without further ado, here’s who I’ll be rooting for during the 84th annual Academy Awards.
ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE: Jean Dujardin — He was in a silent movie so he had to use his whole body to act. And he did it quite well.
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Christopher Plummer — Of the two guys who have been around awhile in this category (Max von Sydow being the other), my money is on Plummer. I can’t believe this is only his second nomination for an Oscar.
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Viola Davis — She was very, very good in “The Help” and I think she can beat the juggernaut that is Meryl Streep.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Octavia Spencer — Spencer deserves this award as she was fantastic, but a little part of me would love to see Melissa McCarthy win.
BEST DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius — He directed a silent movie and made me love it. Who needs talking?
BEST PICTURE: “The Artist” — I can't love this movie enough. It was by far my favorite of the year.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: “Rango” — It’s Johnny Depp as a lizard. Yes, please. Although, I really want to see the foreign flim “A Cat in Paris.” It looks really cute. Do you hear me Netflix? Make that happen.
ART DIRECTION: “Hugo” — Everything in this movie was beautiful. The train station, the clocks, Paris, the movie sets within the movie. All of it just fantastic.
CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Hugo” — Best 3-D I’ve seen since “Avatar.”
COSTUME DESIGN: “The Artist” — There were a lot of period pieces this year, but this was one that had to look good in black and white.
MAKEUP: “Albert Nobbs" — They had to make not one but two nominated women look like men.
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE): "The Artist" — I know he borrowed from “Vertigo” but I don’t care. Usually the music is in the background of films but in “The Artist,” it is up front and center.
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG): "Man or Muppet" — Booo to the Academy for taking out the song showcase, I would have liked to see Brett from “Flight of the Conchords” and Gary the Muppet sing. Having Muppets present is a small consolation prize but I’ll take it.
VISUAL EFFECTS: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" — Those apes looked real, and I liked them more than the humans.
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY): "The Descendants"
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY): "The Artist"
Now we are getting to the ones where I just kinda pick at random
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE): "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory"
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT): "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom"
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "A Separation"
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED): "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" — I did get to see this one and it was wonderful.
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION): "Tuba Atlantic" — I liked the name.
SOUND EDITING: “War Horse” — I haven’t picked them for anything yet so why not.
SOUND MIXING:Errr “War Horse” — Didn’t I just pick that one? Someday someone will have to explain the difference between this and editing.
FILM EDITING: “Hugo”