The Brits To Take Over The Academy

2 Oscar Years ago, we saw a historical ceremony crowning four non-Americans, four Europeans as:

Best Actor in a Leading Role – The Great Britain, England’s Daniel Day Lewis took home his second Oscar, playing the role of a miner-turned-oil-empire in There Will Be Blood. Day Lewis becomes one of the less-than-ten actors to win Best Actor from the four award-giving heavies for the same film- The Oscars, The Globes, The BAFTA and SAG.

Best Actress in a Leading Role– France’s ultimate sexy starlet aka “it girl,” Marion Cotillard plays French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the French and internationally-acclaimed biopic of The Extraordinary Life of Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose.

 


Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Spain’s Benicio Del Toro, as I love to call him, Javier Bardem has got to be one of the most deserving Oscar winners of all time. His thrilling performance as Anton Chigurh in the Western fortune thriller-drama No Country For Old Men scored him a huge number of Best Supporting Actor trophies. Chasing Josh Brolin and running away from Tommy Lee Jones has got to be the break of his life.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – The Great Britain, Scotland’s prime actress Tilda Swinton wins an unexpected flip-of-the-envelope for the George Clooney- Tom Wilkinson- the late Sudney Pollack dragging yet high-tension law and corruption film, Michael Clayton. No matter the controversy surrounding Swinton’s first Oscar nomination and first Oscar win, and as you’ve guessed it, controversial acceptance speech and uninspiring outfit, she has still got to be one of my favortite winners. Playing Karen Crowder, a detailed lawyer and a puny antagonist on her knees, in her not-so-ordinary self got her an Oscar and a BAFTA in the same year. Winning over early favorite and previous winner in the categury Cate Blanchett, who she somewhat resembles is the most glorious she’s been.

On March 7, 2010, in which I’m gonna have to file a Vacation Leave on, we shall witness, we might witness two Brit non-Oscarables up the stage for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Leading Role.

 

 

Colin Firth, A Single Man.

A British gay professor in America had his one love passing away in front of him. How did he survive the menace and grief of the 1960’s American academe?

In his most daring yet, never-an-Oscar nominee Colin Firth does heavy drama as he stars with 4-Time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore in A Single Man. This could be Firth’s first nomination and win after a a long credential of romantic comedies that includes Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, Bridget Jones’s 1 and 2, Pride & Prejudice and the list goes on.

Carey Mulligan, An Education.

Jenny, a young and beautiful school girl, dreaming of big Universities suddenly sees herself enrolling in an education with a man twice her age, with a not-so-good resume.

British new comer Carey Mulligan leads a cast of veterans and all-time favorites including one of my ultimate favorite actors,  Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don’t Cry, Garden State, The Orphan), Alfred Molina (more popularly known as Doc Oc in Spider Man- 2), Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!, The Duchess) and 2-Time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee, Sense And Sensibility, Stranger Than Fiction).

I’m always like this, more excited on who could be te four Best Actors are over the Best Picture and Original Screenplay. An Education could also be this year’s dark horse in the Motion Picture of the Year race.

If the heavens would favor the women this year, The Hurt Locker could turn out to be the biggest surprise if it wins Best Picture. The fouth Oscar Best Picture to be nominated following  and could be the first to win Best Picture with a female Director, Kathryn Bigelow.

I am crossing my fingers for the following to at least get an Oscar nod:

Julianne Moore, Best Supporting Actress for A Single Man

Christopher Plummer, Best Actor for The Last Station

Mo’Nique, Best Supporting Actress for Precious

Matt Damon, Best Supporting Actor for Invictus

Kate Hudson, Best Supporting Actress for Nine

and Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, Best Original Screenplay for (500) Days Of Summer.

On 2-Time Oscar winner Hilary Swank‘s Amelia: I have always loved this Oscar heavy, two nominations, two wins, she’s one and only. Her new film by Mira Nair, Amelia, an Amelia Earhart biopic could be her third Oscar nomination and first loss, and it might be to British newcomer Mulligan, so I’m wishing either she gets nominated and win for the third time or NOT get nominated at all.

I love her. She knows.

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~ by ardenkhan on 26/11/2009.

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