Greetings! I know it has been a while since my last post, so I thought to kick-off my first post of the new year I would shine a spotlight on a little broadcast known as the Academy Awards, aka the Oscars.
Despite the fact that the Oscars are too long every year, I still sit down at 7:30 sharp to watch them. The past few years some friends of mine and I have been casting our own Oscar predictions (using this lovely little ballot) to make things a bit more exciting. Granted, we have not seen every film like the Academy has, but it’s still fun to predict the winners. Here are some of my predictions for this year, and not to toot my own horn but I got a lot of these categories right last year. My predictions are partly based on my own personal opinion, however they are primarily based upon how these films and actors have done at other awards shows such as the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, etc.
Best Picture – Argo
Leading Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis
Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz
Leading Actress – Jennifer Lawrence
Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway
Animated Feature – Brave
Directing – Silver Linings Playbook
Animated Short Film – Paperman
Adapted Screenplay – Argo
Original Screenplay – Django Unchained
I stand by these predictions and I am looking forward to seeing the outcome tonight on ABC. What do you guys think, am I spot on or way off base? Let me know in the comments!