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February 23, 2012
by Claire Whitworth
Oscar season is fast approaching, and the red carpet will be rolled out in Hollywood on Feb. 26.
To get the inside scoop on who and what may win the awards, we talked with Jonathon Lupo and Hye Seung Chung, both assistant professors in Communication Studies.
Chung:The Artist, Hugo, and The Descendents
Lupo: The Artist, The Descendants, and The Help
“I loved The Artist, but I hope The Descendents wins Best Picture. It is simply the most beautiful and complex American film I have seen this year. I am a big fan of Alexander Payne because I appreciate his sophisticated humor blended with darkness, cynicism, and melancholia. The Descendents is set in Hawaii but it is not touristic at all. I lived in Honolulu for two years, and the film accurately captures the atmosphere of the place.
“That's another reason why I really love Payne's films. He is a keen cultural ethnographer as well as a talented filmmaker. Payne also did a great job of depicting Omaha, Nebraska, (his hometown) in About Schmidt, and the Santa Barbara wine country in Sideways.”
“I haven’t yet seen The Artist and I really liked The Descendants, so that film gets my vote.
"This has been a relatively weak year. Not a lot of huge hits that audiences and critics liked (such as Inception) but many that the different groups split on (such as The Help) so it could go a few different ways depending on what was nominated.”