Fashion designer Tom Ford’s directorial debut A Single Man is a beautifully shot and acted story of love, loss and life. It earned Colin Firth his first Oscar nomination, as well as many other awards and nominations. It finally comes to DVD on July 6th, and if you’ve yet to see it you really need to. I know a few people who saw it thought it was overly glossy and lacked depth, but I don’t agree with that summation. It is glossy, that much is true, but it’s also one of the more beautiful and thoughtful ruminations of the agony of living I’ve ever seen. You can pre-order the film here.
The Academy Award nominations will be announced at 5:30AM PST tomorrow, February 2nd. I’ve got predictions for 10 of the 24 categories. I’m also going to supply some alternates. I love being able to predict what the nominations will be, but at the same time, it would be nice for some surprises to sneak in there too!
- (500) Days of Summer
- An Education
- District 9
- The Hangover
- The Hurt Locker
- Inglourious Basterds
- Star Trek
- Up In The Air
(Alternates: Up, Invictus, A Serious Man)
As shocking (and for many, upsetting) as Avatar‘s win over The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds is, it doesn’t mean it’ll take the top prize at the Oscars in March. It’ll be nom’d for sure, but that really is all that’s certain at this point.
Best Film: “Up”
Best Director: Pete Docter, “Up”
Best Actor: Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Best Actress: Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Best Ensemble: “The Hangover”
Best Breakthrough Performance: Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”