Tuesday, February 19

Predicting the Oscars

The Academy Awards Show is scheduled for this Sunday. To avoid being biased, I deliberately did not see any of the nominated films or actors. So these are unbiased predictions. My picks and $1.75 will get you an endless cup of coffee at Paul's Restaurant in Elgin, Illinois.

Best Picture
"Lincoln" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
A friend of mine who sees a lot of movies said this was the most boring picture that she had ever seen.

"Lincoln" Steven Spielberg
The best picture winner must have a director.

Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"
I remember this guy from "Last of the Mohicans".

Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"
Rolling Stone magazine called her "the most promising young actress in America."

Actor in a Supporting Role
Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"
I like his name.

Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway in "Les Miserables"
Big costume drama.


Alpha Male said...

And you probably put more effort and concentration into your picks than the hollywood wack-o's

The Author said...

50% right. The winner in the Best Supporting Actor category was a surprise. Argo was the odds on favorite to win Best Picture because the Academy did not nominate its director. The academy doesn't seem to like Spielberg...anti-semitism perhaps?