Each year a show is put on during which everyone who is anyone in Hollywood royalty come together (using that term loosely, mind you) for a night of glamour and jokes – or basically a whole lot of pomp and circumstance where no one is really themselves – or perhaps they… are? Since this is the first year that I’ve had any kind of platform to share a list such as this, I thought I’d
give you my picks for movies that might deserve an Academy Award – and after all, who cares what those liberal judges say, the public’s is the right say-so… right!? *grin* Most of my picks would never even be considered for Oscars but some should be.
Below I pull together five of the “top” Oscar categories and award the title or actor that I think is most worthy from the last year while adding in my own fun categories that would never be up for such a prestigious award. Read on below to uncover what movies and television shows I think are funniest, best-acted or had the ability to tug at the viewer’s heartstrings.
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The Help – this might not have had the same appeal as a lot of movies from the past year but it was a truly moving picture
Runner(s)-Up: The Conspirator, Courageous
Matt Damon, The Adjustment Bureau – maybe not the best of his roles, Matt proves yet again why he is an A-list star
Runner(s)-up: Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer), Michael Fassbender (Jane Eyre)
Viola Davis, The Help – fabulous performance in a wonderful movie
Best Costume Drama
Jane Eyre – the one movie that truly surprised me in 2011 – I expected nothing of it but it was beautiful
Downton Abbey – what else?
Best Popcorn Flick
Captain America – I had a tough time deciding which to chose for this category. Ultimately Captain America “won” because it is not only fun but also contains some wonderful messages.
Best Romantic Comedy
New Year’s Eve – loved this movie! Perhaps, it was because it surpassed my expectations but whatever the case, this was [my] The Proposal of 2011 (and for those of you who have been with this blog from the beginning, you know how well I liked that one)
Best New Television Show
Blue Bloods – I know this technically premiered in 2010, but since I am a year behind in television shows, I cannot comment on the shows from 2011 (there are a TON I am anxious to see though if that counts…)
Runner-up: Hawaii Five-O
Most Anticipated of 2012
The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy and Mirror, Mirror
What were some of your favorite or most memorable films of 2011? What would you pick as Oscars 2012 winners? Do you have a “most anticipated” of this upcoming year…?
The Oscars air Sunday February 26th on ABC at 7pm Eastern.
*I haven’t seen most of the performances that garnered “best” nominations, which explains my somewhat “lackluster” winners.