The Carpetbagger asks his readers if they could have one vote for Best Picture, which would they pick?
It looks like most are divided on Milk and Slumdog, with the occasional Dark Knight thrown in for good measure. It’s a tough decision with so many great films out there.
Slumdog Millionaire – exceptionally good storytelling, beautiful cinematography, characters to care about, great directing – would transform the domestic Oscars into the international Oscars, has crossover appeal.
Milk – timely, moving, well directed and written – would erase the bad taste of the Brokeback snub.
Benjamin Button – epic, transformative, moving – would be in line with traditional Oscar but would welcome Fincher into the club. Box office would made the difference.
Frost/Nixon – suspenseful, complex, entertaining – again, would be a traditional choice for Best Pic.
The Dark Knight – comic book film but a sweeping epic nonetheless. One of the most entertaining films of the year – timely, dark, highly entertaining and has made more money than any of these will make combined.
Doubt – riveting, funny, moving – with a brilliant cast – The actors choice. But is that enough?
Wall-E – one of the best films of the year – has everything a Best Pic needs except live action.
What would be your choice?¬† Head on over to the Bagger’s site to chime in.