We are currently in Emmys Season. Television is the hot topic, but that never means we have to abandon our Oscar Predictions. I have said many times that every predictions before July are plane guessing, but lets face it…guessing is fun.
Last year, in May I had my Best Picture predictions up, and I had 5 of the 9 eventual BP nominees in my list (Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, Django Unchained and Les Miserables). That’s not bad at all for early predictions, so take it that there is at least 3-4 future Best Picture nominees in my TOP 10, this month.
This month I took more care on the technical front (visuals, sounds…). Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3 are already out, and both of this films are in my list of future Visual Effects nominations. Gravity is the leader in there, based on the trailer+hype+being the only obvious movie in that category to have a shot at Best Picture nomination. Let’s not forget that for the last 5 years every winner for Best Visual Effects was also a Best Picture nominee (2008 – Benjamin Button, 2009 – Avatar, 2010 – Inception, 2011 – Hugo and 2012 – Life of Pi).
There are few films that I have pleased in various categories due to the ”I have a hunch.” I believe that Gore Verbinski’s ”The Lone Ranger” will do better than most expect in the tech. field. Sure, it will all depend on the critical reception. I also am very interested on ”’Pacific Rim” Guillermo del Toro’s new epic. The movie looks epic, and yet it look a bit dum. But Del Toro is an amazing director and we have hopes. The movie do look like a strong contender for Visual Effects. CLICK ON THE POINTER FOR THE PREDICTIONS …