Tonight is the night! It’s pajamas and tiaras, accompanied by yummy food and great gals.
I did do my best to cram in as many of the nine films that were nominated for best picture this year. In the end, I saw: Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook. I also really wanted to catch Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, but that didn’t happen.
But just because I haven’t seen most of the films and just because I haven’t read any critical reviews as the Oscars approach, I won’t be stopped in making my own Oscar predictions. Who cares if they’re ill-informed, right? I mean, really, after all, it’s a bunch of people in one industry congratulating themselves on their own work. (Although I do feel terrible for them. Apparently this year is the lowest value swag bag in history. A paltry $48,000 in free goods.)
Best Picture: Les Miserables
Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day Lewis (it seems a touch obvious though)
Actor in a Supporting Role: Tommy Lee Jones (although I also loved Christoph Waltz)
Actress in a Leading Role: Emmanuelle Riva
Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway
Animated Feature Film: Brave
Cinematography: Anna Karenina
Costume Design: Les Miserables
So, tell me your own ill-informed predictions! Or perhaps you are an avid movie-watching and you have an informed opinion … tell us that too! Here is the full line-up of nominations to help you out.