BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY/ MUSICAL: Silver Linings Playbook
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence headline one hell of a cast in director David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. The film has the difficult task of making mental illness “funny” without being too “ha-ha funny”, and it succeeds in doing so - quite poignantly at times - with the help of its amazing cast. Robert De Niro gets a chance to remind us why he’s, well, De Niro and Lawrence makes a strong case for being her generation’s Meryl Streep. Chances of winning: If Les Mis doesn’t win, this movie will.