The Oscars are only a day away – hooray!
It’s the one awards ceremony where I’m not only interested in the red carpet. (The above four are my favouritie looks from this awards season. Cate in Armani, Lupita in Dior, Sai in Chanel and Emma in Dior – brilliant choices. I especially adore Sai’s choice of earrings.)
Since the nominations were announced I’ve been spending the last few weeks going through the Best Picture nominees so that I could make an informed decision (and rant/rave) as to who should win what tomorrow. It’s the only way I could validly say “he/she/it was so robbed!”.
So that included: 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, Gravity, Captain Phillips, Her, The Wolf of Wall Street, Nebraska, Dallas Buyers Club and Philomena.
And based on who won what at the previous awards ceremonies, including the BAFTAs, SAGs, DGAs, PGAs, etc. it’s been quite easy to predict.
Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave almost definitely. It’s a period drama with a strong emotional impact and brilliant performances by the entire cast. And it’s about America. (Sort of the Lincoln of this year’s selection – except momentously more interesting and powerful.) The only real other competitor is Gravity (which would be a big shame because I did not really enjoy that film at all). 12 Years and Gravity tied at the Producers Guild of America awards – traditionally the best indicator of who would in Best Picture at the Oscars.
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett. She’s won every award so far leading up to the Oscars: AACTA, BAFTA, Golden Globe, New York Film Critics Circle/Online award, SAG
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey. Ditto Blanchett. We really are in the McConaissance.
Best Supporting Actress: Now this is where we it gets a little tricky. The awards thus far have been split between two contenders: Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle and Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years A Slave. While I think Lupita has a slight edge (because J-Law already won one last year), I think her performance wasn’t as impressive as J-Law’s. No bias whatsoever. The character did not have as much to offer.
Best Supporting Actor: 30 Second to Mars’ Jared Leto. Never thought that would happen.
[More to come but I've got to get something to eat first]