Gurus o’ Gold: Last Licks 2010


Rank Last Chart Best Picture BreznicanEllwoodHammondHernandezHowellKargerLevyOlsenPolandPondSmithStoneTapleyThompsonWloszczyna Votes Total
1 2 The Social Network
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 13 124
2 1 The King's Speech
3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 13 120
3 3 The Fighter
2 3 3 4 3 4 3 5 3 2 3 3 3 13 102
4 7 Black Swan
4 4 6 3 4 7 5 2 7 7 5 9 5 13 75
5 4 Inception
8 7 4 6 6 3 6 7 4 4 9 6 4 13 69
6 5 Toy Story 3
7 8 5 8 7 6 7 8 5 5 4 5 6 13 62
7 6 True Grit
5 5 7 5 5 5 4 4 10 7 7 7 12 61
8 7 The Kids Are All Right
6 6 8 9 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 4 9 13 53
9 10 Winter's Bone
10 7 9 9 9 9 9 8 10 9 19
10 127 Hours
9 10 8 8 10 10 8 7 14
8 The Town
10 9 9 10 10 9 10 8 8 13
Another Year
10 10 2 2
One Vote Wonders
Shutter Island
10 1 1

Anthony Breznican – Just one? How about the guy from 127 Hours gets his arm back. Leo realizes it’s NOT a dream. Mark Zuckerberg makes a real friend. The kids are still all right.

Gregory Ellwood – An iPad on Verizon. (Or were these supposed to be Oscar related? If so, Oscar nominations in prime time like the Grammys so we don’t have to get up so early for no reason.)

Pete Hammond – That Oscar consultants wouldn’t take these lists so seriously. It’s not science people.

Eugene Hernandez – A best foreign language film nomination for… “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (Thailand)

Peter Howell – How about a Best Director nom for Lisa Cholodenko for The Kids Are All Right, because it’s great work and also to prove that Kathryn Bigelow’s win last year wasn’t a fluke.

Dave Karger – Nominations for Ryan Gosling and Michelle Wiliiams

Mark Olsen – I would hope that the awards process, and especially this moment of year-end lists and prizes and overviews, could be used to broaden the conversation rather than narrow it. There are so many films that may not fit the definition of “an Oscar picture” that are nevertheless still worth seeing, considering, discovering and discussing.

Steve Pond – Javier Bardem, best actor. At least nominate the guy, damnit.

David Poland – A little fearlessness from Academy voters. Watch the tough movies, damn it. And that will lead to great things for some great actors, starting with Bardem, but for quite a few others as well.

Sasha Stone – Debra Granik for a Best Director nod.

Kristopher Tapley – Someone, anyone, to remember Shutter Island, and that it is a brilliant piece of work.

Anne Thompson – I’d return to five for best picture.

Susan Wloszczyna – You Havent Seen the Last of Me is nominated for song, so Cher can squeeze into a new outlandish Bob Mackie getup and sprinkle her surgically altered fairy dust on the proceedings.

8 Responses to “Gurus o’ Gold: Last Licks 2010”

  1. Robert Hamer says:

    God, Mark Olsen’s answer was brilliant, and so un-typical of many Oscar pundits.

    If I could ask Oscar Claus for one gift this season, it would be for the Academy to consider Hailee Steinfeld as a lead in True Grit; not only because she so obviously is, but to make sure that true supporting players like Jacki Weaver don’t get edged out of the race for bullshit reasons.

  2. Patryk says:

    Just returned from watching “True Grit.” Couldn’t agree more with Robert regarding Hailee Steinfeld. Great performance, great film, but definitely a leading role.

  3. Jake G. says:

    To nominate HEREAFTER for Best Picture!

  4. Karl says:

    Dear Oscar Claus, please give the Oscar telecast directer the wherewithal to cut the audio from the auditorium during the In Memoriam section. If there’s a live singer accompanying the slideshow, please loop the audio. I won’t mind. Not only will I be able to pause to pay tribute to the artists we lost in the past year, I won’t have to suffer through article after article complaining the audience uses applause to turn the thing into a popularity contest.

  5. aboy says:

    Dear Santa,
    I wish Carey Mulligan, Tilda Swinton, Javier Bardem, Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling, Jackie Weaver earn their deserving Oscar nominations for this year = )

  6. I wish that Anne Thompson’s wish came true. :)

  7. I wish Chloe Grace Moretz would get a nom for her wonderful work in “Let Me In.” She had an outstanding year, and I liked her just a tinge more than Hailee Steinfeld

  8. Logan says:

    Comment on your comments:
    Gold Medal to David Poland for his;
    Silver to Anne Thompson
    Bronze to Sasha Stone

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