If you follow this sort of thing, then you are aware that the nominations for this year's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences awards have been announced:
The nominees for the Best Picture "Oscar" are:
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- 127 Hours
- Black Swan
- The Fighter
- The Kids Are All Right
- The King's Speech
- The Social Network
- Toy Story 3
- True Grit
- Winter's Bone
I have seen all 10 of these excellent movies. All deserve their entry onto the ballot. But I believe that True Grit should win for "Best Picture" and that Jeff Bridges should win the award for "Best Actor in a Leading Role." He absolutely nailed the re-imaging of the character of "Rooster" Cogburn. Not better than John Wayne's nor that much different. Just a different "feel". A different "air". A different "texture." Hailee Steinfeld's rendition of the Mattie Ross character is well worthy of her nomination for the "Best Actress in a Leading Role" statuette. Matt Damon far out shown Glenn Campbell as "La Bouef".
So, that's my "2-cents worth" on the "Oscars." What's yours?
"Let's all be careful out there!"True Grit