THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
I feel like I keep referencing holidays here in these posts, but with the Easter holiday behind us, "official" holidays are few and far between for a while, at least here in the States. I'm hoping that movie releases are not the same and that we keep getting a steadier stream of new films hitting theaters as things open up a bit more.
But back to our challenge for this month, finding out the best movie villain. Round 1 is in the books and for the most part, it fell according to the seeding form the Insider.com list I used. One notable lower seed that won was 47th seed Hans Gruber, played brilliantly by Alan Rickman in Die Hard, taking out 18th seed alien, from the Alien films. The man won fell from Nakatomi Plaza will face off against Christoph Waltz's wonderfully nasty Nazi officer Hans Landa from Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in what I will be calling the Hans Bowl.
The other "upset" if one can really call it that was Emperor Palpatine taking out Phyllis Dietrichson form Double Indemnity. One clearly has a much bigger following which is likely why the evil emperor took this round, but looking ahead a bit, if Palpatine can take down Keyser Söze from The Usual Suspects, he will likely face off against number one seed, his apprentice, Darth Vader. That of course assumes Vader will take down Alonzo Harris, which is no given, but a pretty strong bet if I ever saw one.
As with round 1, the survey is embedded in this post below, but if you have trouble, you can still access it through Google Forms. The bracket is also available below, but also on Challonge.com. Get your votes in to keep your favorite baddies in the running.
One quick note. Challonge would allow me to enter percentages in the scoring, but did not carry them through to the view below, thus why each match-up only adds to 99% instead of 100%.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?