The most interesting thing in this year’s nomination is the nomination of Meryl Streep for best actress in Iron Lady. This nomination is history making as it places her as the most nominated actress in Hollywood history. We have to admit that this woman was born to act. She is excellent at the craft of acting and yet she manages to keep a low profile in the media. She appears to live an ordinary life of a working class woman. How does she do it?
A chaotic Oscar season found some order on Tuesday as “The Artist,” a mostly silent tribute to old Hollywood, and “Hugo,” another bit of film nostalgia, joined “The Descendants,” about life and love in Hawaii, and “Midnight in Paris,”about literary Paris, in scoring an array of major nominations, including those for best picture and best director.
Who will take home an Oscar this year? Start your Oscar ballot below with the Best Picture category.
In a field of nine best-picture nominees — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pegged the number on a sliding scale after experimenting for two years with a list of 10 — “The Help,” about race relations; “War Horse,” about a fighting horse; “Moneyball,” about the business side of baseball; and two surprises, “The Tree of Life” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” all found a place. But none showed quite as strong as the leaders.