Carolyn McFaul's Picks
There are not many movies Carolyn has missed and she's never one to balk at giving her opinion. So here's her picks for the Academy Awards. Then tune in on February 25th and see how she does.
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Leonardo DiCaprio - Blood Diamond
Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson
Peter O'Toole - Venus
Will Smith - The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland
Carolyn's Pick: Will Smith. "He is so talented and so versatile."
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earle Haley - Little Children
Djimon Hounsou - Blood Diamond
Eddie Murphy - Dream Girls
Mark Wahlberg - The Departed
Carolyn's Pick: Eddie Murphy. "I knew he was talented but I never knew he could do all of the things he did in this movie."
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Penelope Cruz - Volver
Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal
Helen Mirrin - The Queen
Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslett - Little Children
Carolyn's Pick: Judi Dench. "She did a wonderful job. I think Meryl Streep was very good too, but I don't think it's worth an Oscar."
Performance by an actress
in a supporting role:
Adrianna Barraza- Babel
Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal
Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi - Babel
Carolyn's Pick: Jennifer Hudson. "Boy can she belt it out."
Best motion picture
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
Carolyn's Pick: Little Miss Sunshine. "It really made me laugh. Everyone did such a great job in their performance. I could have done without the grandfather's bad language, but I guess that was part of it. It was very, very good."
Best animated feature film
The Nominees Cars
Carolyn's Pick: Cars. "I thought it was very well done and I just plain liked it."
Carolyn also says: "I wish Flags of Our Fathers had more nominations in non-technical categories. I really liked that movie."
Agree or disagree, Carolyn would love to hear what you think. Click on the link to E-mail your thoughts to Movies@ClevelandSeniors.com
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