Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fisti Updates and some Oscar thoughts...

So I finally got back into the swing of things with the Fisti Awards and picked up where I left off last month.  So, if you check the 90’s, 00’s and 10’s page you’ll see my Costume Design ballots up.  Check out my picks and let me know what you think!


Speaking of Costume Design, I’ll go ahead and make some adjustments to my predictions.  I’m losing almost all faith in ‘Cloud Atlas’, since it’s practically being ignored by everyone.  I am standing by ‘Django Unchained’ base firmly in the few stills and trailers released since it looks lavish and fun an totally something the Academy should and will embrace.  I’m starting to think that ‘Lincoln’ has a shot here, since it is very well liked and it has that prestige factor that could very well factor in.  They like their period pieces, and this seems truly authentic with flashes of flare needed to key your attention.


I want to predict ‘Moonrise Kingdom’.  It really deserves it, but I’m not sure the Academy is ready to be that cool yet.  If they nominate it here, why not with Art Direction, where it really deserves to be?


Les Miserables and Anna Karenina are sure bets here.  They are going strong and show no signs of faltering.  One of them will win.  The Master could factor in, since it had some nice work, but the faltering status it has on the raise causes me to question it.  I also think Atwood is going to get in yet again, and she looks more promising for something like ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ than for ‘Dark Shadows’.  Poor ‘Mirror, Mirror’, but I think that’s all but a faded memory at this point.


I’m going with:


Anna Karenina

Django Unchained

Les Miserables


Snow White and the Huntsman


I could be missing something vital at this point, but right now this looks about right.


Now, for my Fisti’s at the moment, I’ve seen two in contention (and they both make my ballot).  Here is my list ATM.


  1. Not sure about Snow White's chances (either film), but I think A Royal Affair could sneak in. I'm predicting it at the moment.

    Our lineups are very close. :)

    The Deep Blue Sea
    Mirror Mirror
    Moonrise Kingdom

    Love that Heartbeats made your ballot. It just misses in Costumes for me, but I'd give it a Cinematography nod.

    Great 2009 lineup. Bright Star would probably be my #2, behind An Education.

    The Addams Family is a great choice. Mine would probably be Hook, but I have a lot left to see from that year.

    1. I'm wondering if A Royal Affair can gain some traction with critics and make a bigger splash at AMPAS, but I'm questioning since there are other foreign films that are making a bigger impact on the race ATM.

      I loved Heartbeats. For a long time it was in my top five, but then I saw more movies and I was bummed to move it down. It also makes my cinematography ballot (which will come soon).

      I almost gave Where the Wild Things Are the win just for the hell of it. What they did with those costumes was exceptional and chilling in their nostalgic reality.