Hey lovely peoples, can you believe it, it's another year again and time for the Oscars. Last year, most of my predictions in the major categories were right. This year, I think I may have actually seen all the oscar nominated movies, so I thought I'd give it a shot again this year, so here goes:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sigh, so unless you have been under a rock, you have to have heard about Slumdog Millionaire, they've pretty much won every award there is to win. At first, I thought the Academy would give it to Benjamin Button but now I am not so sure. I did read somewhere though that Harvey Weinstein is pulling a tough nose campaign for the reader so we might see an upset, if people are tired of the SD ride. As for me, my fav movie was Milk but I know it doesn't stand a chance so here's hoping we have a surprise win like when Crash won over Brokeback Mountain. I think it'll be Slumdog
Yours truly really thinks it should be between Frank and Sean with Sean winning it. Sean already won an oscar 5 years ago for Mystic River and he is not exactly the friendliest of people in the industry, but he has won all the major awards. But the academy loves a story, especially a comeback story,so me thinks Mickey Rourke gonna get it. Why Brad Pitt is nominated, I have no idea either way I think it'll be Mickey Rourke.
Best SUpporting Actor:
Robert Downey Jr
Philip Seymour Hoffman
NO brainer here, everyone knows its Heath Ledger's award. Personally, I feel bad that the other actors have to compete against someone that is not alive, when next will they have a chance to be nominated again. Ah well, my vote would have gone to Robert Downey but I think it'll be The Joker for this one.
Kate Winslet submitted her name for the Best supporting actress category, but the academy ignored that and was pushed to this category. The competition is going to be between her and Meryl Streep. Both ladies did an outstanding job, but like me the academy is going to think it's high time the 6time nominee, Ms Winslet gets rewarded, so I think it'll be Kate Winslet.
Best Supporting Actress:
Taraji P Henson
Let's just pretend that Tomei is not on that list. Ok, so with Winslet out the running, it really is anybody's game. My personal favorite is Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. my sentimental fav is Taraji, she has been in the business for a while, it's nice she is getting recognised.Like I said, it's really up in the air but I think it will be Penelope Cruz.
The oscars will be airing tomorrow Feb 22 on ABC, here's hoping I don't disgrace myself with my picks. Have a lovely weekend.