Academy Awards: Red Carpet

Here are my favorites from this years red carpet. Starting with my two absolute favorites:

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

...and the rest:Mila Jovovich in Elie Saab

Maria Menounos

Two handsome boys:Gary Oldman
Christopher Plummer


The 84th Academy Awards

Just an hour until the Academy Awards begins, so here are my small Oscar predictions and thoughts:

w = previous wins

n = previous oscar nominations (that weren't wins)

Best Picture
The Artist
David Langmann

The Descendants
Jim Burke, Alexander Payne (1w,2n) , Jim Taylor (1w,1n)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Scott Rudin (1w,2n)

The Help
Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

Graham King (1w,1n), Martin Scorsese (1w, 6n)

Midnight in Paris

Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum

Micheal de Luca (1n), Rachael Horovitz, Brad Pitt (2n)
The Tree of Life

Sarah Green, Bill Pohland, Dede Gardner, Grant Hill (1n)
War Horse

Stephen Spielberg (3w, 7n) , Kathleen Kennedy (6n)

Thoughts: There were very few of the nominated movies I really loved this year. Even though I enjoyed some of them, most of them were so-so. Since it won an Golden Globe for best motion picture, The Descendants may win this award as well (I really hope not, because it was my least favorite movie of the year). Still, I do think that The Artist will win, but I hope that The Tree of Life wins. It was one of last year's most breathtaking movies. I really loved Midnight in Paris as well, but it is hardly a ground breaking movie.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir
for A Better Life
George Clooney (1w, 3n)
for The Descendants
Jean Dujardin

for The Artist
Gary Oldman

for Tinker, Tailore, Soldier, Spy
Brad Pitt (2n)

for Moneyball

Thoughts: I really hope that Gary Oldman wins this award. He has been overlooked for so many years now, and I really loved him as Smiley. I do think that Jean Dujardin will win though, and he deserves it as well.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close (5n)
for Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis (1n)
for The Help

Rooney Mara

for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep (2w, 14n)
for The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams (2n)
for My Week With Marilyn

Thoughts: Meryl Streep will deffinetly win this one, and she really deserves it. I think she did a suberb role in The Iron Lady, and noone can become another person so completely as Streep does. Both Viola Davis and Michelle Williams are good candidates for this award as well, and even though I will be glad to see Williams win for her portrayal of Monroe, I do think and hope that Streep will take home this award

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh (3n)
for My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill
for Moneyball

Nick Nolte (2n)

for The Warrior
Christopher Plummer (1n)
for Last Station
Max von Sydow (1n)

for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Thoughts: I would love for Christopher Plummer to win, but I do think that Nick Nolte or Kenneth Branagh will take home the award.

Best Performance by an Actress in Support Role
Bérénice Bejo
for The Artist
Jessica Chastain
for The Help

Melissa McCarthy
for Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer (1n)
for Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer

for The Help

Thoughts: This one is abit tricky. I do love Jessica Chastain, but I do think she should have been nominated (and been winning) for her role in The Tree of Life. I do think and hope that Bérénice Bejo will take home the award, but Octavia Spencer may be a possible candidate as well.

Best Achievement in Directing
Woody Allen (2w,14n)
for Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius
for The Artist

Terrence Malick (1n)
for The Tree of Life
Alaxander Payne (1w,2n)
for The Descentants

Martin Scorsese (1w,6n)
for Hugo

Thoughts: I do hope that Terrence Malick will win this award for his wonderful directing in The Tree of Life, but I'm afraid that Alexander Payne will take it home.

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius

Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo

Margin Call

J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen (2w,14n)
Nader and Simin - A Seperation
Asghar Farhadi

Thoughts: First of all, I don't think Bridesmaids have nothing to do in the Academy Awards. I do think that The Artist will win this one, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Midnight in Paris. Still, I would like for Nader and Simin to win as well, but I do think it will take home the award for best Foreign Movie.

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
The Descendants

Alexander Payne (1w, 2n), Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

John Logan (2n)
The Ides of March
George Clooney (1w,3n), Grant Heslov (2n), Beau Wiliamon
Steven Zailian (1w, 2n), Aaron Sorkin (1w), Stan Chervin

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy

Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan

Thoughts: I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, but I do think that any of the other four will take home the award.

Best Achievement in Cinematography
The Artist
Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Jeff Cronenweth (1n)

Robert Richardson (2w,4n)
The Tree of Life
Emmanuel Lubezki (4n)

War Horse
Janusz Kaminski (2w,2n)
Thoughts: These smaller awards are abit more difficult to say anything about. I do hope that The Tree of Life will win this award though, because it's cinematography is beyond stunning. Still, I do think that any of these nominees may take home the price

Best Achievement in Editing
The Artist
Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicious
The Descendants
Kevin Tent

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Angus Wall (1w,1n), Kirk Baxter (1w,1n)

Thelma Schoonmaker (3w,3n)
Christopher Tellefsen
Thoughts: I'm not sure if any of these movies editing has made any real impression on me, but I do think that maybe The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will win this one, even though I would be happy for both Hugo and The Artist.

Best Achievement in Art Directing
The Artist
Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould (1n)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2
Stuart Craig (3w,6n), Stephenie McMillan (1w,3n)

Dante Ferretti (2w,6n), Francesca Lo Schiavo (2w,5n)
Midnight in Paris

Anne Seibel, Hélène Dubreuil
War Hors
Rick Carter (1w,1n), Lee Sandales

Thoughts: I do think that all of these movies deserves this award, but I'm keeping my finger's crossed for Harry Potter

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Lisy Christl
The Artist

Mark Br
Sandy Powell (3w,6n)
Jane Eyre
Michael O'Connor (1w)

Arianne Philips (1n)
Thoughts: I think that the Artist will win this award, but I am really keeping my fingers crossed for Jane Eyre (one of the movies that has been overlooked this year, and the movie that should have won the award for best score)

Best Achievement in Makeup
Albert Nobbs
Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnson, Matthew W Mungle (1w,2n)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
The Iron Lady

Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
Thoughts: I would be happy for Harry Potter winning this one, but I do hope and think that The Iron Lady will win. The makeup used for aging was extremely well done!

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
John Willliams (5w,40n)
The Artist
Ludovic Bource
Howard Shore (3w)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Alberto Iglesias (2n)

War Horse
John Williams (5w,40n)
Thoughts: One of my favorite awards (beside the award for best costume)! I actually like everyone of the nominees, but I do think that The Artist will take home the award. I'm keeping by fingers crossed for both Hugo, Tinker and War Horse though!

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
David Parker (2w,4n), Michael Semanick (2w,6n), Ren Klyce (3n), Bo Persson
Tom Fleischman (4n), John Midgley (2n)

Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, David Giammarco (1n), Ed Novick (1w,2n)
Transformers 3
Greg P. Russell (14n), Gary Summers (4w,5n), Jeffrey J Haboush (2n), Peter J Devlin (3n)
War Horse

Gary Rydstrom (4w,6n), Andy Nelson (1w,14n), Tom Johnson (2w,5n), Stuart Wilson
Thoughts: Another difficult award, but I do think that the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will win (I do hope War Horse for this one though)

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Lon Bender (1w,1n), Victor Ray Ennis
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Ren Klyce (3n)
Philip Stockton, Eugine Gearty (1n)
Transformers 3

Ethan Van der Ryn (2w,1n), Erik Aadahl
War Horse
Richard Hymns (3w,4n), Gary Rydstom /7w,7n)
Thoughts: I do hope that Drive will win this one, because it is yet another movie that has been overlooked this year. I do think that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will take home this one as well though.

Best Achievement in Visiual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2
Tim Burke (1w,2n), David Vickery, Greg Butler, John Richardson (1w, 4n)
Robert Legato (1w,1n), Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann, Alex Henning

Reel Steel
Erik Nash (1n), John Rosengrant, Danny Gordon Taylor, Swen Gillberg
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri (5w.1n), Dan Lemmon, R Christopher White, Daniel Barrett
Transformers 3
Scott Farrar (1w,4n), Scott Benza (1n), Matthew E. Butler, John Frazier (1w,8n)

My thoughts: Another difficult award, but I do think Harry Potter, Hugo and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes deserves it the most.

Unfortunatly, I have not been able to see enough of the movies nominated for Short Films, Foreign Language Film, Animated or Documentaries, to say anything about it.


I just wanted to let you sweethearts know that I've created two new tumblrs. Even though I have a few entries planned for this blog, I rarely have the time to actually write them. Tumblr is a place for more simple entries, so I'm abit more active there. So, beside the more "personal" tumblr, which you can find a link to on the righthand side of the screen, I've created two other tumblrs. One is for movie and tv costumes while the other is primarily for catwalk fashion:

(the pictures are linked)

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