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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

It looks like True Grit V Social Network come Oscar night

I believe the New Yorker summed it up best - As for the relative box-office success of the two films: “True Grit” has, so far, brought in $138.6 million; “The Social Network,” $94.9 million. Who’s a more bankable heartland star, Jeff Bridges or Jesse Eisenberg? Who is a likelier American hero, a cowboy or a Harvard computer nerd? 

You must pay for everything in this world one way or another,” says Mattie, the protagonist of True Grit. “There is nothing free except the grace of God.”

The runners for best picture at the 2011 Oscar's are:

BEST PICTURE (10 nominations):
Black Swan
127 Hours
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
Toy Story 3
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
True Grit
Winter's Bone

Jeff Bridges is also up for best actor
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit

While his amazing young co-star is nominated for:
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham-Carter, The King's Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver , Animal Kingdom

It's been awhile since a western's had a true fighting chance on Oscar night so let's hope True Grit kicks ass.


David Cranmer said...

I watched TOY STORY 3 last night and thought it was a damn good western/kids mash-up featuring Woody. I'm sorry to see he wasn't nominated. The opening scene on the train was marvelous.

Charles Gramlich said...

I know who I'll be rooting for

Tom said...

I wouldn't rule out "Kings Speech", though. 12 noms is pretty impressive.