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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