By Jackson Santy ’13
The time has come, and the long awaited nominations for this year’s Academy Awards are in.
This year’s ballot is filled with an abundance of riveting films that did not fail to impress. Critics are setting their sights for the big names this year (The King’s Speech specifically) but I think differently.
Feb. 27 will be a night of the unexpected, names average movie fans may have never heard may be called up to receive their golden statuette.
The Oscars are long done and the victor has been chosen.
According to Hollywood, the best film of 2009 was “The Hurt Locker,” a gritty war film about a man who disarms bombs for a living in modern day Iraq.
Going into the Oscars, it looked as if the only other film to beat it would be
“Avatar,” a sci-fi movie about a paraplegic ex-marine who travels to a faraway planet named Pandora in the distant future.