The Masterpiece Boners Guide to the Oscars
*A note: I don’t think that a) this is how it will actually turn out or b) this is how it SHOULD turn out. But if you were voting along Masterpiece Theatre lines, these might be your picks.
Best Picture: For real Masterpiece fanatics, the answer is clear. The Kings Speech is British, stars a Masterpiece Alum, and is a historical period drama.
Actor in Leading Role: Colin Firth DUH
Actor in a Supporting Role: Geoffry Rush
Actress in a Leading Role: This category is much more difficult to choose. None of these women have ever been on Masterpiece Theatre (for shame). None of them are British (one is Australian…) and I think she’s who a major masterpiece maniac would pick in this case. She has a few period dramas under her belt, and although I didn’t see Rabbit Hole, it seems like it could be classified as a “drama with strong female lead” like all my netflix reccomendations.
Actress in a Supporting Role: This vote goes to Helena Bohnam Carter. She was in Henry VIII which aired on Masterpiece in 2003.
Animated Feature Film: This may just be my personal vote, but The Illusionist was great as was Monsieur Huelot in every respect and so I hope it wins.
Art Direction: The Kings Speech although Harry Potter can be runner up.
Cinematography: The Kings Speech
Costume Design: The Tempest! Based on a book, starring Helen Mirren, enough said.
Now the question is will you stick to the Oscars or switch to Masterpiece when it comes on!?!