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YouSpeak: Your Favorite Movie of 2012

As Oscars approach, everyone’s a critic


Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is less than a week away. On Sunday, an estimated 40 million people are expected to tune in to this year’s Academy Awards presentations. Among the nine films nominated for Best Picture are a film about our 16th president’s last months in office (Lincoln), a heart-stopping chronicle about the hunt for Osama bin Laden (Zero Dark Thirty), an all-star musical (Les Misérables), and a touching look at a mentally ill man trying to rebuild his life (Silver Linings Playbook).

Like every Oscar ceremony, there’s plenty of intrigue surrounding the whos, the whys, and the why nots. Will Ben Affleck’s Argo win best picture to compensate for his failure to make the short list for best director? Will Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln) become the first man to capture three best actor statues? Will Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) become the youngest actor in Academy history to win a best actress award?

With Oscar fever in the air, we want to know what you think of last year’s films. So this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “What is your favorite movie of 2012?”

Find a complete list of this year’s Academy Award nominees here.

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony will be televised Sunday, February 24, starting at 7 p.m. EST on ABC.

YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.

If you have a suggestion for a question you’d like us to ask, post it in the comments section below.

Alan Wong

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

3 Comments on YouSpeak: Your Favorite Movie of 2012

  • Carlitos Corazon on 02.19.2013 at 9:21 am

    I enjoyed the young lady who declared “why would they make a third” Men in Black? This, of course, after she had seen it. Thus, answering her own question. What drives the world? Money!

  • Anonymous on 02.19.2013 at 12:44 pm

    I enjoyed Zero Dark Thirty and I enjoyed the conversation that it stimulated.

  • ROJAK on 03.13.2013 at 4:13 pm

    my favourite movie of 2012 is the avengers.

    Plus, the iron man is sherlock holmes LOL

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