Sunday, February 22, 2009

My Boyfriend Oscar!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Oscars.  Every year, no matter how long it lasts, I watch every single minute.  I don't know why I love it so much.  I just do.  I always have and I always will.  I even watch the all the pre oscar programming. 

So, with my very best armchair intuition, I will make a list of my predictions for the winners this year.  Ready?  Here we go:

Best Actor:  Sean Penn for "Milk".  I haven't seen this movie but given that it is about a very
popular topic in the "world" right now and that the Academy loves Sean Penn and a controversial topic, I think he will conquer all.

Best Actress:  Kate Winslet for "The Reader".  Even though she is up against Meryl Streep (an amazing actress) I'm going with Kate.  I love her.  Whenever I see her in any interview, she is such a little lady.  Very sweet and ladylike.

Best Supporting Actor:  Heath Ledger for  "The Dark Knight"
.  This is a no brainer.  The academy wants to be on the cutting edge in shockdom.  Choosing a dead actor would fit that bill.  However, he really was an amazing actor in that movie.  

Best Supporting Actress:  I want it to be Viola Davis for 
"Doubt",  BUT I really think they will pick Penelope Cruz for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona".  I haven't seen this one but she always does such an amazing job.  PLUS...she is beautiful.  If you're beautiful, you always win.  Right?

AND for my final pick (yes, I do realize there are many more categories but, let's be honest, who really cares about them!)

Drum Roll Please....

Best Picture:  "Slumdog Millionaire"   I LOVED THIS MOVIE!  It was such an amazing film with a good message.  Having lived on that side of the planet, I was absolutely mesmerized at the clarity and authenticness (is that a word) of the entire film.  I felt like I had been to every spot they filmed.  I love the people of India/Sri Lanka.  I really need to go back someday.

I also think that "Slumdog Millionaire" will take home an Oscar for:  Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, and Original Score (I loved it).

As you may have noticed,  I didn't pick anything for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons".  I really liked the movie but it was way too long.  I'm sure it will get some awards but none of the big ones.  If they don't win for make up I will eat my own hat (if I had one).  That one is a no brainer.  They could even win for visual effects.
NOTE:  I am not a professional at judging movies but I do enjoy movies.  I'm thinking that if I get all my predictions correct, someone should definitely buy me a Diet Coke.   Any takers???

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