Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lexvivo Predicts The Oscars

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences ("AMPAS") announced the Oscar nominees early in the morning on January 10, 2013.  This year has brought a bumper crop of films relevant to Lexvivo and its favorite themes involving genes, demes, and memes.
Amour (health)
Argo (culture and war)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (natural disasters, climate change, and extinction)
Brave (parent-offspring conflict, biodiversity, culture, and war)
Django Unchained (slavery and violence)
Frankenweenie (bioengineering)
Les Misérables (inequality and war)
Life of Pi (biodiversity)
Lincoln (slavery and war)
Paranorman (the supernatural)
The Pirates!  Band of misfits (Charles Darwin, extinction, and war)
Silver Linings Playbook (mental health)
Wreck-It Ralph (nutrition, video games, and violence)
Zero Dark Thirty (culture and war)
If these categories provide any indication, a good bet to win a best picture Oscar would be a movie about war or culture (or both).  This is also a strong year for films with French or mathematical titles.