Lol, although I know this post will become dated more quickly than I can sing Happy Birthday to you, as I’m chatting about an event which is happening in only a few hours and will be yesterday’s news…er…yesterday, BUT, I can’t help it…
Okay okay…I’m a REAL cinephile and tonight is the night for all avid film buffs. So, with the Oscars nigh, what are my hopes and predictions for the winners?
Here we go:
Firstly, these are my PREDICTIONS for the people that I think will win:
Best Film: 12 Years A Slave.
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (for Gravity).
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (for Dallas Buyers Club).
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (for Blue Jasmine).
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (for Dallas Buyers Club).
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o (for 12 Years A Slave).
Now, these are the people I would LIKE to win, that I think are most deserving:
Best Film: 12 Years A Slave.
Best Director: Steve McQueen (for 12 Years A Slave).
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor (for 12 Years A Slave).
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (for Gravity).
Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave).
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle).
In reality 2013 has been a great year for film and I’d be happy with any of the nominees getting that golden gong as they’re all such wonderful, substantial and beautiful films, with one notable exception. Although I love Cate Blanchett and think she is a phenomenal actress, I really don’t want ANY of the major awards going to a Woody Allen film. My own personal preference here, but on moral grounds, I really cannot condone or support a man who thinks it’s completely acceptable to have a sexual relationship with their daughter, whether she is biologically theirs or adopted. It is a terrible case of child grooming and abuse, and for Hollywood or anyone to just accept it and then give the man adulation and an armful of awards, for me, is just wrong. Rant over.
On a lighter note, I’m looking forward to the award show. I wish Billy Crystal was doing it as he’s always the funniest and I love the film snippets he does where he puts himself into each frame, but I’m sure Ellen DeGeneres will be great.
So, this film buff has her sleeping bag on standby, snacks at the ready and…ahem…4 doggies to keep me warm as I stay up to watch live coverage in a few hours time.
So, which film do you think deserves the top accolade? Who would get your vote? 😀 xxx
WOW, EVERY one of my predictions came true!!!! 100% correct!!! Woo and Hoo!!!! I DO wish Sandra Bullock would have won, but didn’t think she’d snag it, wanted Chiwetel Ejiofor to win for 12 Years A Slave, but again thought it would go to McConaughey because the Academy love rewarding actors who have made a come back and have transformed their bodies for a part. Also wish Steve McQueen had won for Best Director, but I DO like Alfonso Cuaron too. My biggest thing, was not wanting any awards to go towards a Woody Allen film, but Cate Blanchett was a shoe-in. Anyway…NEXT year, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is and bet on my predictions!!!! 😛