IT’S OSCAR WEEK!!!
I don’t know about you but every year I place a tiny wager in an Oscar pool. Now, in honesty, I used to be really good at picking these but have been severely off my game since around 2009. Last year, I think I was only about fifty percent. I feel even worse about my picks this year because I still haven’t seen several of the leading candidates (The Artist, The Help, etc.). However, my love of gambling far superceeds my need to have an opinion on all the performances so, here’s who my money is on:
SIDENOTE: I’ve limited this to some of the major categories.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON & JIM RASH
*** I really feel like it should go to Moneyball because the book was such a bitch to break but I have a feeling this will be a consolation prize for The Descendants as I’m not sure it will fare well in the bigger categories.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: WOODY ALLEN
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
BEST ANIMATED FILM: GORE VERBINSKI
*** My gut tells me that Kung Fu Panda 2 is going to win but I looooooved Rango so I’m sticking with it. I just think it’s a great thing that Pixar wasn’t nominated. We are now officially protected from Cars 3.
BEST FOREIGN FILM: ASGHAR FARHADI, Director
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
*** The clear front-runner. Though, I’d love to see Nick Nolte take it for a great performance in the most underrated film of last year.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: OCTAVIA SPENCER
BEST ACTOR: JEAN DUJARDIN
BEST ACTRESS: VIOLA DAVIS
*** I wouldn’t count out Glenn Close and I NEVER count out Meryl Streep but I just think it’s Viola Davis’ year.
BEST DIRECTOR: MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS
*** I’m actually really tempted to put my money on Scorcese but the BIG PRIZE usually gets the award for the director as well which means…
BEST PICTURE: THOMAS LANGMANN, producer
So, who are you betting will take home the gold this year?