It’s Oscar time.
Quite frankly, I’m possibly more interested in watching the Celtics and Knicks battle it out, but I know what I’ll end up watching. There’s just something about those Academy Awards–the chance that someone might say something incredibly inspiring, or something really, really stupid. I also wanna see what Franco and Hathaway can do when they become the puppets of a live TV broadcast. For their sake, here’s to better writing than in years past.
Predictions. What’s gonna win stuff? Christopher Nolan for Best Director on Inception–oh wait, he wasn’t nominated…that’s right.
The smart play is to bet your money on The King’s Speech, and all those associated with it–especially Colin Firth. You can lean toward Christian Bale for The Fighter, Natalie Portman in Black Swan and probably David Fincher for directing The Social Network–which is slightly irritating. It’s like rewarding Fincher for crawling into a formulaic box. The Social Network was a pleasant surprise in one regard, but left little resonance, and I look back at it knowing that I wouldn’t sit and watch it again.
Other predictions. You’ll hear live songs. Yep, the performances are back by popular demand. They’re usually enjoyably awkward. And Banksy may be there. The artist whose work is featured in the nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. I’m gonna guess that if he shows he’ll probably wear a ski mask, or some other disguise, though I’m gonna roll with him not showing up at all. I’m leaning towards Restrepo for Best Documentary–so why would Banksy bother to show?
I confidently predict that the orchestra will begin playing over several acceptance speeches. And that Melissa Leo will not win for her role in The Fighter, regardless of the marketing push to see her take the little golden man. And that someone, a lady, will be wearing something that she should have reconsidered a week ago.
If you’re curious about other categories, the comment section is open to you. I’ll hit ya back. And I always win/won my Oscar pools. I retired last year after 4 consecutive wins.