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Oscar Night

I used to watch the Oscars religiously when I was at Uni. A couple of my friends were movie buffs which made the whole thing more interesting (because they thought they knew what they were talking about and sometimes they couldn’t be more wrong)

Staying up on a Sunday night/Monday morning wasn’t an issue for me. Back then I could pretty much do as I wanted and missing a lesson here or there wasn’t a problem at all (ahhhh… how miss those days of detachment from the MAN…)

So, having only seen two or three of the nominated films to the Oscars this year, my predictions are more like guesses than anything else. And here are the main categories:

Best Picture: The King’s Speech

Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth

Actor in a Supporting Role: (I want to say Geoffrey Rush, but I’ll bet you it will be) Christian Bale

Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman

Actress in a Supporting Role: Helena Bonham Carter

Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3

Original Screenplay: Inception

Adapted Screenplay: Toy Story 3

And I really don’t know anything about the technicalities like Sound mixing, editing, visual effects, etc, so I won’t comment on that. I’ve got a feeling that The King’s Speech will be the big winner and 127 Hours the big loser…

We’ll see how my “predictions” compare to the actual winners tomorrow morning!

Oscar’s Night

Oscar’s night tonight. I won’t be watching it though. It’s really mean to do it on a Sunday, at two in the morning. Really mean. I remember when I used to watch it, when I was at Uni and would skip the lectures on the Monday. But I can’t just skip work now. What a shame…


My wishful list of winners this year is:

Best actor: Mickey Rourke. I haven’t seen The Wrestler, but everybody says he deserves it. So I’ll support that 🙂

Best supporting actor: Heath Ledger. I think this is the most obvious one. There’s not contest here.

Best actress: Kate Winslet. Just because I think she’s a great actress and she should have won the Oscar years ago with Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

Best supporting actress: Penélope Cruz – well, wouldn’t it be just great?!

Animated film: Wall-E. Great great film, greatly done with a great message behind. A must-see.

Best picture: Slumdog Millionaire. Simply the best film I’ve seen in years.

Best director: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire.

I know Benjamin Button has been nominated to lots and it will probably will win some, but I’d be very happy if my choices win 🙂
We’ll see in the morning.