War horse a film directed by Steven Spielberg is based on the novel of the same name and the stage adaptation.This film is having lots of Oscar buzz with the big names like Steven Spielberg,Emily Watson and John Williams and more attached to it and is the current favourite to win the Oscar.Its about a boy who decides to embarks a journey to find a his horse which he sold to the Calvary.Having read the novel,it has some touching moments and if portray well on screen ,definitely will bring tears to the audience.After watching the trailer which is well made ,screams Oscar buzz and I have this feeling War Horse will bring home the Oscar for Best Picture.
The Descendants directed by Alexander Payne staring George Clooney as a father who tries to reconnect with his daughters after his wife is down with a coma.The Academy loves family drama with some intense storyline and intense acting .For instance, critically acclaimed The Kids Are Alright last year which was nominated for four categories.George Clooney is getting lots of Oscar buzz for both of his fims The Ides of March and The Descendants at the film festivals and the Secret Life of the American Teenager, Shailene Woodley who plays one of George Clooneys daughter in the film is also getting rave reviews on her performance.
3.Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Another film based on novel this year.Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy directed by the Swedish director Tomas Alfredson and has a huge cast with huge talents like Gary Oldman,Colin Firth,John Hurts and many more.Tomas Alfredson is well known for his film Let the Right One In which was one of my favourite film.He had the skills to insert humanity to a film about cold , cruel vampires and I cant wait to see his take on this novel.Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is about finding the black sheep or the double agent at the top british secret service.Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is getting lots of rave reviews from the film festivals in toronto particularly about Gary oldman who could be seeing his first nomination of Best Actor.Gary Oldman plays the character George Smiley who is given task to find this double agent.A film with a good director with a different touch and good and talented cast screams Oscar Best Picture nomination.
4.Midnight in Paris
6. The Ides of March
7.Extremely Loud and Incredibly Loud
Other films that could get nominated are :
The Artist might get nominated because it deals with a different plot compared to other films in the list,silent cinema.However,the reviews and buzz are all toward the main actor of the film and some critics does feel that the film is quite dragging at some point.
12.My Week with Marilyn
I cant say much about this movie because not even a trailer is released. But .based on the poster and talented cast,I have included the film.However,we need to wait and see how the film is.
13.The Tree of Life
Directed by the critically acclaimed director Terrence Malick and staring Brad Pitt,Sean Penn and more.The film could get nominated as the reviews on this film are good .However some critics do also feel the film is quite confusing and hard to understand.
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and staring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan.The director won the Best Director in Cannes Film Festival for this film and great reviews for the film could make it a nominee.
Directed by Jason Reitman and staring Charlize Theron,the film is about a women who refuses to grow up.With performer like Charlize it could get nominated.