A priest's Oscar picks
A priest/movie critic provides his picks for the Oscars, with links to his reviews.
Guest blog post by Father Dennis Kriz, O.S.M.
I’ve been asked by a number of people to give my Oscar picks. Here I confess my still "amateur" striving for "semi-pro" status.
However, for the “big” categories these are my picks of those who I think will win, those who IMHO should win, and those who least should have been nominated/considered:
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Melissa Leo (The Fighter). But this was a surprisingly tough category this year. Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) was excellent as was teenager Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), though the latter could be a flash in the pan. Who both surprised and I wish was at least nominated was Leighton Meester (Country Strong).
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Coen Brothers (True Grit). However, this was a great year for writing. The other four nominees – 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3 and Winter’s Bone all deserved their nominations. Others that deserved consideration were Conviction and The American.
Guest blogger Father Dennis Kriz, O.S.M. serves at Annunciata Parish in Chicago and blogs at Father Dennis at the Movies.
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