I LOVE THEM. Even when they're boring and everyone complains about them, I still have more fun watching them than 80% of TV during the year. And it's finally here! Sunday is Oscar Night!
|I'm invited??? Oh, to watch on TV...|
|I mean, I love you, Sandy, but clearly your husband was a tool before you won the Oscar.|
Because it's not Oscar night if you're not being fancy and classy, right?
This year's awards gossip was extra fun to keep track of because there isn't a clear leader going in to the Academy Awards. Every awards show led to something different (except for Daniel Day Lewis winning, that happened a lot).
Now, after Emmanuelle Riva winning Best Actress at the BAFTAs, it looks like the Best Actress race is wide open. And can Ben Affleck be only the second director in history whose film wins Best Picture without even a Best Director nomination?
OMG I love this stuff so much.
Sourabh and I have used an elaborate scoring system in the past for the Oscars: 5 points if your first choice wins and 2 if your runner-up choice wins. I would totally do a 1-5 ranking system, but that might be over the top.
|Oscar ballots! Not quite as important as voting ballots, but a close second.|
It should be awesome.
I've shared my predictions and runner-up choices for the Big Four awards here, along with my reasoning. Please share your picks, laugh at me for caring about this silly show, argue with me for liking Zero Dark Thirty more than Argo, and come back on Monday when I talk about my workouts and potentially rant/rave about who won what.
Also, I don't actually want Argo to win. I thought it was good, but I thought Zero Dark Thirty was a better film (Lincoln is only a great film because of Daniel Day Lewis's performance, in my opinion, and suffers from a lot of Steven Spielberg being... Spielberg). And I'm really rooting for my runner-up choice...
|Runner Up - Silver Linings Playbook |
I still think Argo will likely win, but it's a toss-up between Lincoln and this as runner-up. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised to see Argo, Lincoln, or Silver Linings up on the podium at the end of the night.
|Steven Spielberg |
|Runner Up - Ang Lee|
I wish I had a stronger intuition between these two. While Spielberg did a great job recreating the Civil War times, Lee arguably had a harder job in adapting Life of Pi, a book that I didn't think could be made into a movie. I think it all depends how many voters read the book and thought the film was a good cinematic translation. If it's a lot, then Lee will be Best Director.
|Runner Up - Hugh Jackman|
And seriously, he's so nice. My cousin works in post-production and early in her career worked on X-Men 2. She said she'd never met such a nice actor. So I'd love for him to win, just for being a nice guy.
This is my controversial pick! Sound crazy? Maybe, but the Academy loves to award older actors a kind of "lifetime achievement" Oscar (see: Christopher Plummer in Beginners) and JLaw is young. Like, younger than me (I'm sobbing right now at how talented she is and how much she's done already).
|Runner Up - Jennifer Lawrence|
Because she's amazing and I love her. Like, what is she even doing in this interview? I don't know. I just want to see her win Best Actress and walk up on stage and make ridiculous faces for future .gifs like this. Because there are entire tumblrs dedicated to her faces.
Did you see any of the nominated movies? Who do you want to win Best Picture / Actor / Actress / Director? Honestly, does anyone really care about Director? I don't think so...