A friend of mine recently commented on one of the many Oscar links I’ve shared on Facebook and said reading the story I just posted made him care less about the Oscars (blasphemy!). He also added the following:
“My Oscar nominations are based on: Number of aliens slain by Iron Man, quality of wizard/hobbit relations, and whether or not the lead character would survive in the Hunger Games.”
Touché, friend. Touché. But I have to wonder: who would win based on his criteria?
Considering Academy’s best picture nominees do not include Iron Man, aliens, wizards or hobbits, we’re going to pick our Oscar favourites based on the lead character’s ability to survive The Hunger Games. Here we go!
(Graphic by Kathleen Obtinario)
I’ll have to find out if he was right during tomorrow’s Oscar broadcast!
According to Coming-Soon.net, Academy Award Winning actor, Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood, My Left Foot), will star as the most famous president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, in Steven Speilberg’s new film entitled Lincoln.
Apart from Lewis’ outstanding acting abilities, the lanky actor seems perfect for the role. We have already seen his expertise at transforming into a character in There Will Be Blood and Gangs of New York, so Lincoln should be no different.
The film will be ased on the best-selling book, “Team of Rivals,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the screenplay has been penned by the Pulitzer Prize winner, Tony Award winner, and Academy Award nominated writer Tony Kushner. With Kushner writing, Speilberg directing, and Lewis starring, this film already spells out “Academy Award Winner”.
The film will follow the story of Lincoln’s strive for abolition of slavery during the Civil War. Filming is expected to begin in the fall of 2011 for a release in late 2012. The film will be produced by Dreamworks Studios.
Yay for presidential biopics!