Sunday , November 27 2022
So here is my completely subjective list of who will win and who should win at the Oscars.

Academy Awards Picks – Who Will Win and Who Should Win

This year I made a concerted effort to see as many nominated films as possible; therefore, for the first time in many years I am going to make my picks. This is based on my own personal opinion, and obviously I am choosing films I enjoyed very much. I am also skipping categories in which I did not see every movie only to be fair.

I think this was a pretty exciting year in the movies. We had films with historic elements or based on real events like Django Unchained, Lincoln, The Impossible, and Zero Dark Thirty. This caused somewhat of an uproar from purists who questioned the accuracy of the history or events portrayed; however, since none of these films are documentaries, I had no problem with any of them.

We also saw the return of great actors and actresses in top form: Alan Arkin (Argo), Sally Field (Lincoln), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), and Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook).

Above all I think there were some really great stories told. When I go to the movies, I think the stars and the directors are ancillary and the story is the thing. If I cannot commit to the tale and it does not reel me in, I do not care whose face is on the screen or who is behind the camera. Thankfully, there were a lot of fine stories at the movies this year.

So here is my completely subjective list of who will win and who should win tonight at the Oscars. Please use the comments section to tell me how wrong (or right?) I am. Oh, and enjoy the show!

Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Life of Pi

Will Win: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Should Win: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Should Win: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)

Will Win: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Should Win: Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Will Win: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Should Win: Alan Arkin (Argo)

Will Win: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Should Win: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Will Win: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
Should Win: Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)

Will Win: Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
Should Win: Chris Terrio (Argo)

Will Win: Brave
Should Win: Wreck-It Ralph

Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Life of Pi

Will Win: Life of Pi
Should Win: Life of Pi

Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Les Miserables

Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Life of Pi

Will Win: Skyfall
Should Win: Skyfall

Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Life of Pi

Will Win: Life of Pi
Should Win: Life of Pi

Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Life of Pi


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About Victor Lana

Victor Lana's stories, articles, and poems have been published in literary magazines and online. His books 'A Death in Prague' (2002), 'Move' (2003), 'The Savage Quiet September Sun: A Collection of 9/11 Stories' (2005), and 'Like a Passing Shadow' (2009) are available in print, online, and as e-books. 'Heartbeat and Other Poems,' 'If the Fates Allow: New York Christmas Stories,' 'Garden of Ghosts,' and 'Flashes in the Pan' are available exclusively on Amazon. His newest books 'The Stranger from the Sea' and 'Love in the Time of the Coronavirus' are available as e-books and in print. After winning the National Arts Club Award for Poetry while attending Queens College, he concentrated on writing mostly fiction and non-fiction prose until the recent publication of his new book of poetry, 'Heartbeat and Other Poems' (now available on Amazon). He has worked as a faculty advisor to school literary magazines and enjoys the creative process as a writer, editor, and collaborator. He has been with 'Blogcritics Magazine' since July 2005 and has written many articles on a variety of topics; previously co-head sports editor, he now is a Culture and Society and Flash Ficition editor. Having traveled extensively, Victor has visited six continents and intends to get to Antarctica someday where he figures a few ideas for new stories await him.

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