UPDATE: 2/25/2013: The Oscars winners are in, and although Silver Linings Playbook didn’t fare as well as some people predicted (Peter Travers not included), the lovely, though not very graceful, Jennifer Lawrence did leave with the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Congratulations Jennifer!
UPDATE: 2/24/2013: I finally watched Silver Linings Playbook over the weekend, and I loved it. Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman was spot on when he said the film portrays mental illness in “natural and poignant terms.” Nothing seems forced, cliche, or – above all – stigmatizing. I highly recommend it. Highly.
OSCARS 2013 UPDATE: Peter Travers, movie critic for Rolling Stone, has released his 2013 Oscar predictions in a video, which I won’t suggest you watch because, frankly, it’s exhausting.
So, because I love you more, here’s a run-down:
Travers predicts and/or suggests:
- Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) will beat Bradley Cooper for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
- It’ll be toss up between Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress in a Leading Role, but seems to lean toward Lawrence.
- Robert De Niro was only nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role because “he was good for the first time in 20 years,” and thinks Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) will take home the Oscar.
- Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) will beat Jacki Weaver for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
- Steven Spielberg will win Best Director by default because the people who should’ve been nominated (namely, Ben Affleck for Argo) weren’t.
- Argo will take home the Oscar for Best Picture.
So, how about you, readers? Have you seen Silver Linings Playbook? Do you think the actors, director, and film itself will receive more love than Travers predicts?
(Read on for the original post.)