It’s that most divisive time of the year, when the Academy come to a conseunsus agreement on what the greatest achievements in film from the year before were. While I nary agree with a word they say, I’ve never understood the militant and hard-line whining that comes from some quarters, and instead choose to go along for the ride. Will the best films of 2012 be recognised later today at the Kodak Theatre? No, they won’t, but tonight’s results will offer a moderately interesting insight in to how the movies saw themselves in 2012.
I was asked to partake in the Criticwire Should/Will win predictions a couple of days ago. Here is my ballot. Note the use of official nominees only in the “Should” camp: write-ins were disbarred, and anyway, my own top ten of the year remains the reference point for my own feelings on last year.
On a related note, I was absolutely ecstatic to see Hope Lies headline the WordPress Daily Post’s special film blog (the intention of which was to tie-in with the Oscars) a couple of days ago. It sounds awfully melodramatic, but it’s very much appreciated.
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