What? The Oscars Are Tomorrow?

Count me among the people who really don’t care this year. The Academy has changed things up in reaction to last year’s ratings, which were an all-time low. Rumors are flying that the cast of High School Musical, Miley Cyrus, and Robert Pattinson will appear. The names of the presenters are not being revealed in the hopes that people will tune in to put an end that suspense, and instead of having someone funny host the festivities, they’ve tapped Hugh Jackman (whose name sounds like Huge Ackman on all the commercials). Aside from being People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2008, he is also reportedly quite the song-and-dance man. I guess Tony Danza was busy. That’s too bad, I would actually watch an Oscars presentation hosted by Tony Danza (“Heath Ledger couldn’t be with us tonight, thoughts and prayers”).

I can’t really put my finger on the reason I’m just not super interested in the Oscars this year. Maybe I’m just a little tired of Hollywood’s act, maybe since my twins have been born I haven’t seen a movie (hell, I haven’t seen an unanimated movie since my 7 year old was born), but I’m sure I’ll tune in at some point tomorrow, and of course I’m still going to present to you my uninformed Oscar predictions.

Actor In A Supporting Role Nominees:
Josh Brolin (Milk)
Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder)
Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt)
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)
and the winner is: Josh Brolin (I’m rooting for RDJ, can you imagine if Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke were to win statues on the same night? California might actually topple into the ocean)

Actress In A Supporting Role Nominees:
Amy Adams (Doubt)
Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Viola Davis (Doubt)
Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)
and the winner is: Penelope Cruz

Actor In A Leading Role Nominees:
Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)
Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
Sean Penn (Milk)
Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
and the winner is: Mickey Rourke

Actress In A Leading Role Nominees:
Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
Angelina Jolie (Changeling)
Melissa Leo (Frozen River)
Meryl Streep (Doubt)
Kate Winslet (The Reader)
and the winner is: Kate Winslet

Directing Nominees:
David Fincher (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)
Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)
Gus Van Sant (Milk)
Stephen Daldry (The Reader)
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
and the winner is: Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)

Best Picture Nominees:
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
and the winner is: Slumdog Millionaire

Over/Under on Barack Obama Mentions (including words like “hope” and “change” in proper context, “Yes we can,” and glee that George W is not the president anymore):

Damnit, now I gotta watch the whole show so I can count them.

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5 Responses to “What? The Oscars Are Tomorrow?”

  1. I agree with you except for supporting actor. I think Philip Seymour Hoffman’s gonna get it!


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