Here we are again; ready to eat, drink, and tweet the Oscars. Oh, and I guess complain. Honestly, I have nothing to complain about with this year’s nominees. Of all the Best Picture nominees, I only saw three, but they are all vital contenders. For Best Picture? Eh, maybe American Hustle. In fact, the BP race is going to be a photo finish. I still think ‘Hustle’ has a really good chance. Insiders seem to think 12 Years a Slave still has enough momentum, and throw Gravity into the mix, since Alfonso Cuaron is pretty much guaranteed Best Director at this point. I didn’t see it, so I can’t form an honest opinion. However, it might be one of those years where Best Picture and Best Director won’t be the same. Don’t even get me started on Brokeback Mountain losing to Crash.
This also might be the first year in a long time where all of the acting wins are secured, except for Best Supporting Actress. I know she’s young, and this is her THIRD nomination, but I will be surprised if Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t win. Yep, possible back-to-back wins for our Kentucky gal. Her biggest competition is 12 Years a Slave nominee Lupita Nyong’o. Again, I did not see 12 Years a Slave, it seems like it was released a really long time ago, which is why I think its chances to win big have been diminished, including winning Best Picture.
The only other nominated Best Pictures I saw were Dallas Buyers Club and The Wolf of Wall Street, both good, yet, they won’t win BP, unless there is a big upset brewing somewhere. Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are locks for Actor and Supporting Actor. But could Leo sneak in there? Eh, maybe, but doubtful. I didn’t see Blue Jasmine, but all the predictors seems to think Cate Blanchett will win her second Oscar amidst all the controversy surrounding writer/director Woody Allen. What will say? More importantly, what will Ronan Farrow and Mia Farrow say? By the way…
Tell me that’s NOT Frank Sinatra’s son, because it certainly ain’t Woody’s.
Happy Oscars everyone!