Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oscar watch: Inception

I won't write a review for Inception, when an excellent one was already posted by a fellow contributor back in August. It is recently out on DVD, so if you missed it in the theater, now is your chance to indulge.

Oscar predictions:
There are ten slots again this year for Best Picture, so that will ensure a nomination for Inception in this category, although I don't think it will take home the prize. There are too many other contenders being released now, closer to voting time.

Another other possibility is a Best Director nomination for Christopher Nolan. He is respected and a visionary, but I'm not sure that he'll take the statue home either. The Coen brothers are striking again this year with True Grit (already garnering buzz), not to mention powerhouse directors David O. Russell (The Fighter), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David Fincher (The Social Network), and long shot but Academy favorite, Clint Eastwood (Hereafter) could all be in the running. I don't think this will be Nolan's year.

There will be no nominations in the acting categories. The performances were great all around, but not enough to surpass the newer crop of actors gracing the screen this holiday season.

However, Inception will win in the category of Best Original Screenplay. If you saw it, you know what I'm talking about. 'Nuff said.

Find it in the catalog!