So…the Academy Awards is over. I didn’t get any of the actors and actresses right. Oh well. Let’s see how I did on the rest. I think I got a tad carried away watching the Awards this year. There was either jumping up and down with glee or much wailing and gnashing of teeth (okay it wasn’t that dramatic) in anger. You’ll know which cause the latter. The italicized items are what were added after the show. Well, except the parts with the winners' names. The names with the lines through them are my guesses that didn't come to fruition.
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Life of Pi
Though I really REALLY wanted The Avengers to win something
I really don’t know a whole lot about the next two categories so these are absolute guesses:
Les Miserables (Nailed it!)
Zero Dark Thirty
Short Film (Live Action)
I really think the above-mentioned short should win but if I had my druthers it’d be: Henry
Short Film (Animated)
Paperman (It just had to win. It was an easy choice.)
Music (Original Song)
Skyfall (Came unglued on this one. Yea, Adele!!!)
Because I would love for a James Bond song to win and because I love Adele’s music.
Music (Original Score)
Life of Pi (I almost had to resort to eeny meeny miney mo on this one)
Makeup and Hairstyling
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Foreign Language Film
I chose this solely because it made the list for Best Picture and the others didn’t
(Apparently a good deduction on my part, if I do say so myself)
Documentary Short Subject
Searching for Sugar Man
It’s music related. That’s my only reason.
Anna Karenina (Period costumes tend to kick butt)
Life of Pi
Animated Feature Film
Actress in a Supporting Role
Actress in a Leading Role
If you watch this for no other reason than to see this little girl’s acting it’ll be worth it
Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz (I just didn’t think Django would win anything because of the EXTREME violence and gore. I’m thrilled that Christoph won. He really was good.)
Actor in a Leading Role
Could someone please explain to me how Argo and Life of Pi could get so many nominations but neither was nominated for Best Actor? Ridiculous! I feel cheated.
This was the most difficult choice but I think I’ll go with
Argo (Yea, Ben!!! You so deserved this!)
I thought I was going to stay away from politics and I hate to end the post this way but could someone please explain to me what Michelle Obama has to do with the Academy Awards and why they even bothered with Jack Nicholson? Cue the JAWS music, please!
And on a positive note, I stated that I would be thrilled if I guessed even one correctly. I guessed 14 correctly. Out of 24. How 'bout them apples?!?!?! Yes, humility is one of my best qualities. If only I'd gotten the actors and actresses. Oh well. There's always next year.