As a writer, I LOVE the movies. My husband and I see a lot of films during the year, we rent movies, and we have favorites that we watch over and over. So tonight we will be sitting in front of the tube watching to see if one of our favorite movies from 2012 wins.
We start off with the red carpet (Iâ€™m more into this than him) and then we stay until the very end. So Iâ€™d like to talk about which movies and stars you think should win the Academy Award tonight. This year weâ€™ve seen five of the eight movies that are up for best picture.
When we went to see Silver Linings Playbook, I hated the beginning of the movie, for several reasons. We have a family member that I immediately recognized as a character in this film and thought oh no, I canâ€™t sit through ninety minutes of this. But the film changed and grew, and the characters became endearing to me. When we left the movie had been an exceptionally good experience.
Zero Dark Thirty was hard for me to sit through. I detest torture. I hate war films, and yet I was curious as to how they found Bin Laden and killed him. The last scene of the movie stayed with me for a long time. It will be the scene I remember from this movie. It was a good film, but I will never watch it again.
Les Miserables was a powerful film that the music stayed with me for days. The characters were strong and the acting incredible. Loved the film and think that Anne Hathaway will walk away with Best Actress. And who knew that Hugh Jackman could sing so well.
At times, Lincoln was slow, but I was mesmerized by Daniel Day Lewis. What a performance and the cinematography was so skilled with the shadows and silhouettes of him. This film gripped me from the beginning even though I knew the ending. And Sally Field should never be thought of as the Flying Nunn ever again. My God she gave a terrific performance. If Daniel Day Lewis doesnâ€™t win the Oscar for best actor, Iâ€™ll feel cheated.
Argo is a film that sounded intriguing because Iâ€™m old enough to remember the hostage crisis. It was a trip back in time, and the clothes, the glasses, the hairdoâ€™s took me back to that era. The tension in the film is gripping, and the plan seems impossible with death the only certainty. I sat on the edge of my seat, thinking any moment the door is going to burst open, and theyâ€™ll be taken away. A solid film that so unexpectedly snuck up and won my admiration. I canâ€™t comment on the others as Iâ€™ve not seen them though Amour looks intriguing and I hope to see it soon.
Argo is probably the one that I hope wins, but if Lincoln or Les Miserables wins Iâ€™ll be cheering for them as well.
PRIZE ALERT: So who are you cheering for tonight? Please leave a comment and let me know who you think should win Best Picture, Best Actor, or Best Actress. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a drawing for Wronged, the first book in The Cuvier Widows series in e-book format. Be sure to leave your email address in the box so that I can contact you if you win!! Happy Oscar Watching
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Sylvia McDaniel and the love of her life, Don, live in Texas with son Shane, Putz the klutzy dachshund and Ashley our shy dachshund. During the day, she works for a small insurance agency, helping clients with their commercial insurance coverage.
The weekends are spent working out in the garden until the temperature climbs above ninety degrees. Recently, with the help of her husband, she learned to make homemade blueberry and blackberry jam. Cooking is not her favorite past-time and she prefers Donâ€™s cooking any day of the week.
Currently, sheâ€™s written fourteen novels. Her novel, A Hero’s Heart, was a 1996 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist. Sylvia is President of Dallas Area Romance Authors.
She can be reached by email at Sylvia.McDaniel@verizon.net.