By John H. Foote
This is my last entry on the Academy Awards. Period, after this it is over, done, no more until next December. Category by category, except the shorts, here is who and what gets the Oscar if me, myself and I gave the awards.
Pure self indulgence, I do not care about campaigns, the best according to me, nothing less.
- Best Make Up – Vice
- Best Visual Effects – First Man
- Best Song – The Shallows from A Star is Born
- Best Sound – First Man
- Best Sound Editing – First Man
- Best Foreign Language Film – Cold War
- Best Film Editing – First Man
- Best Production Design – Black Panther
- Best Animated Feature – Spider Man – Into the Spiderverse
- Best Costumes – Black Panther
- Best Musical Score – First Man
- Best Cinematography – First Man
- Best Adapted Screenplay – First Man
- Best Original Screenplay – Green Book
- Best Supporting Actress – Emma Stone in The Favourite
- Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali in Green Book
- Best Actress – Glenn Close in The Wife
- Best Actor – Viggo Mortensen in Green Book
- Best Director – Damien Chazelle for First Man
- Best Film – First Man
Yep, First Man wins nine, which sounds about right, Green Book wins three. Over, no more.
John H. Foote is a well-recognized Canadian film critic/historian who has been an active critic for 30 years. His deep love for the movies began at a very young age. He began his career as co-host of the popular TV show Reel to Real where he remained for nine years. While on TV he began dabbling in education, eventually ascending to Director of the Toronto Film School, where he also taught film history. After leaving the college to care for his wife, he returned to teaching at Humber College where he taught both Film History and Method Acting Theory. John has written two books: “Clint Eastwood – Evolution of a Filmmaker” and the upcoming “Spielberg – American Film Visionary”. He is currently working on two books, one about the films of the seventies and another on the films of Martin Scorsese. Through his career he has worked in TV, radio, print and the web. John has interviewed everyone in the industry (more than 300 interviews) except Jack Nicholson, he says sadly. Highlights include Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep Robert Duvall, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow.