Bothers me to hear people complain about the Oscars. The awards have been around forever and nobody ever really gets everything they want to see come out of it. I’ve done my fair share of complaining too, I won’t lie, but I’ll be sure to keep it to a minimum after seeing how annoying it can be. Some movies get in, some movies don’t; and we all should be well-aware by now what kinds of movies get in and what kinds of movies don’t. It’s predictable and loads of great movies get overlooked every year, but it’s really not gunna change any time soon. The constant whining, ugh! And life goes on!
Onward and upward! Such a great year for film and the BP line-up is a testament to that. In my opinion, the two weakest of the bunch are pretty easily Philomena and Dallas Buyers Club, and they’re both incredibly solid films. I must say though, too many nominations for BP. Just feels far less prestigious to get into BP, when just about every film in the running makes it. Anyway, wasn’t I the one just bitching about all the bitching? I’m such a scumbag!!!!
Okay, predictions. Threw alternates in the brackets, so even if I’m wrong, I’m still kinda right. Here we go:
BP - 12 Years a Slave (American Hustle)
Dir - Cuaron (McQueen)
Actor - McConaughey (Ejiofor)
Actress - Blanchette (lol)
Supp Actor - Leto (Fassbender)
Supp Actress - Lawrence (Nyongo)
Orig Screenplay - American Hustle (Her)
Adapted Screenplay - 12 Years a Slave (Captain Phillips? - don’t even really remember what else is for sure nominated)
Looking forward to Sunday night. Although most of these seem pretty straightforward, I’m hoping for a few surprises to make for an interesting show.
Aren’t movies great?!