I guess I can’t put this off anymore. The Oscars will be presented on Sunday and this year I believe I have seen more nominees than in any year since I began this blog, (29/53 total nominees). However, this feels like one of the most unpredictable years I have ever witnessed. So, here are my somewhat informed, probably completely wrong Oscar predictions:
Life of Pi, no other film comes close to its visual beauty.
Haven’t seen 3 of these nominees…Why not Anna Karenina? Pretty dresses often help in this category.
Leaning towards Les Mis, mostly because of the mix of cannons and singing.
Zero Dark Thirty, I just feel it.
Django? I mean come on, how many westerns have won this category?
The Hobbit, maybe because I saw it in HFR 3D.
Makeup and Hairstyling
The Hobbit again. Did you see all those crazy beards?
Skyfall for Skyfall because Skyfall. Anyone else psyched for a the Academy’s tribute to Bond films?
Life of Pi, mostly because I really didn’t notice the other scores much and found this so beautiful.
Head Over Heels. Inventive, imaginative and a lot of heart.
So, I thought I saw all of them this year (it would have been my first year to do so!) but I kinda accidentally skipped The Gatekeepers and saw The Imposter instead. I don’t know what I was thinking. So..The Gatekeepers! Cause it would be just my luck to miss out on the best.
Amour, duh. Did Up or Toy Story 3 lose best animated when they were also up for best picture? No. It’s in the bag.
Ok, let’s break it down: ParaNorman and Frankenweenie seem to be treading in the same territory and may step on each other’s toes. Pixar didn’t bring their best work with Brave, that may cost them. Wreck-It Ralph depends on pop culture too heavily. Therefore, The Pirates!
As much as I loved the other performances, especially Cooper’s, I bet Daniel Day-Lewis gets this. He was a phenomenal Lincoln.
This feels like such a weird category this year. Seriously, our ladies’ ages range nearly 80 years. But I think it will fall in the middle, on Jennifer Lawrence. She was such a force in SLP.
Anne Hathaway. Nuf said.
This is tough, partially cause I’m still waiting for DiCaprio to be nominated. But it might be De Niro. He owned his scenes.
As much as I want to root for the sweet, quirky and wonderful Moonrise Kingdom, I feel like Django will take it. And Tarantino’s speech will be awesome.
SLP had such a great script, I loved every conversation. I really hope it takes this one….and more.
First…the camera might just pan over Affleck as whoever is presenting is blathering on for irony. Poor Ben. Honestly, I’m happy if it’s David O. Russell or Ang Lee. If I had to bet on one, it would be Lee.
In the 3 years that I have been keeping this blog, it hasn’t been this hard to pick a favorite for BP. There was only one film I didn’t really like (Lincoln) but it’s still so good. Honestly, you might have better luck tossing the names on a dartboard and blindly throwing to pick it. Lincoln, Argo, Django, Les Mis and ZDT all have some historical elements and could split that vote. Then again, Hollywood loves stories of itself in their movies (remember the Artist and Hugo last year?), therefore I can’t count Argo out just yet. Amour isn’t easy to digest. Beasts is really indie. That leaves Life of Pi, SLP and Argo. Now that is tough, two of these 3 are my favorites. However, there has been a curse lately that director follows picture…so there goes Argo. Now, I’m predicting Lee to win director, so naturally his film will take the cake. There, Life of Pi to win best picture…but I’m not sure.
Also, Seth MacFarlane will use his “Stewy” voice no less than 8 times. And I will make it a drinking game.
Let me know what you think and enjoy Oscar night!