February 23, 2013

The Gay Superbowl: Oscar Picks...

This weekend is the biggest night in entertainment, the "Gay Superbowl" as it is known, and no that's not the Beyonce halftime show... it's the Academy Awards!

While I have not seen all the big nominated flicks, I have seen some, and since when have I needed full info to pronounce judgement on something? Facts are so old school....

Here's my picks and predictions... let me know yours in the comments:

Best Picture: 
Will win: Argo will take it as has all the buzz especially with Ben Affleck not getting a director nomination; I liked the movie, didn't love it, and am turned off by how it plays pretty freely with the facts.
Should win: Lincoln, smart, suspenseful, and surprisingly moving... I loved this one. Also liked Silver Linings Playbook a lot, really funny and touching. Still haven't seen Amour or Life of Pi...

Best Director:
Spielberg for Lincoln. It is both grand and intimate at the same time. Should and will win. Screw you, Affleck....

Best Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis should and will get it... astonishingly good in Lincoln.

Best Actress:
I would give it to Jennifer Lawrence for her terrific work in Silver Linings Playbook, and she will likely win... although I have not seen Emmanuelle Riva in Amour or Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty, so there may be a surprise here.

Best Supporting Actor:
Should go to icon Robert DeNiro for his touching emotional work in Silver Linings Playbook, will likely go to Philip Seymour Hoffman for the Scientology flick The Master, which I have not seen, or possibly Chirstoph Waltz for Django Unchained, which I also haven't seen. Hopefully Oscar will sail by Alan Arkin for his negligible role in Argo, and the nasty Tommy Lee Jones for his admittedly good work in Lincoln.

Best Supporting Actress:
While the momentum all seems to be with Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables, and I did love Sally Field in Lincoln, best performance of the year hands down was Helen Hunt in The Sessions. She should win... and won't.

Best Song:
Adele. Skyfall. Done deal.

You can see a full list of nominations at Oscars.com... and I'll be watching on Sunday... what are your pics?