So I am starting a new series, where I look back at previous ballots for the Academy Awards and show you how I would have voted had I been an Academy member. It seems fitting to start with this year's awards. For each year I will post Parts I and II, the first part for the main awards, and the second part for the technical merits.
Academy Winner/My Pick - Christian Bale "The Fighter"
Commentary - It wasn't until they included the real footage of Dickey at the end of The Fighter, that I realized just how fantastic Christian Bale was. After years of being ignored by the Academy, this was his time to shine, and he would have gotten my vote.
Best Supporting Actress
Academy Winner - Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
My Pick - Amy Adams "The Fighter"
Academy Winner - In a Better World
Commentary - I liked In a Better World, but my vote would have gone to Dogtooth, which I was thrilled got a a nomination in the first place.