While I would love to think that everyone lives and dies by the Oscars, as I do, I would never assume.
So this is my public service announcement: The Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, January 10 at 8:30am EST (5:30am in LA) by Seth Macfarlane and Emma Stone. Macfarlane will also be hosting.
The award ceremony will actually air on Sunday, February 24.
This has been a great year for movies and I am having a tough time making guesses about what will end up being nominated…but here goes.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings…)
Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)
Denzel Washington (Flight)
Hugh Jackman (Les Mis)
John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Dark Horse – Jack Black (Bernie)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)
Dark Horse – Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Leonardo DiCaprio – or – Christoph Waltz (Django)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Robert De Niro (Silver Linings…)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Dark Horse – Samuel L. Jackson (Django) — and yes I know this is controversial
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (The Master)
Anna Hathaway (Les Mis) – it’s hers to lose
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Maggie Smith – or – Judy Dench (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Dark Horse – Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy) — this is based solely on buzz
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Ben Affleck (Argo)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
I’m stuck on a 5th director. It could be any of these:
David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Quentin Tarantino (Django)
Tom Hooper (Les Mis) – which shouldn’t happen because his direction was atrocious
Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)
I won’t even begin to start ruminating on the other categories. I’ll just wait till tomorrow and make all my on-the-spot judgements and recriminations then.
Um…you realize how hard you hit that nail on the head, right? That is insane. So maybe J3 and I are right and you need to switch careers??
Heh, I wasn’t THAT correct. Though everyone sorta missed the director category.
Maybe one day I can muse about movies and TV as more than a mere hobby…one day…