Gurus o’ Gold: Last Licks 2010
|Rank||Last Chart||Best Picture||Breznican||Ellwood||Hammond||Hernandez||Howell||Karger||Levy||Olsen||Poland||Pond||Smith||Stone||Tapley||Thompson||Wloszczyna||Votes||Total|
The Social Network
The King's Speech
Toy Story 3
The Kids Are All Right
|One Vote Wonders|
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.