Tag Archives: Oscars

Oscar Thoughts: Best Speech, Worst Snub, Best Joke, Best Song, and Why Meryl Streep Backlash May be Coming

It was a very predictable telecast. Astoundingly, I guessed the winner of every single award correctly, except the “who cares?” short film categories. I mean, when even the technical categories don’t inspire surprises, something is up. And usually, there’s at least one mild upset in the major categories (like if Laurie Metcalf had won over Allison Janney… Read More »

Who Will Be Nominated for Oscars (and Who SHOULD Be)

Note: Each category starts off with who I think should be nominated because almost all of my picks surely won’t be, and I kind-of don’t give a damn who they actually nominate… Who Should Be Nominated for Best Actor… Runner-Up: Robert Redford, “Our Souls at Night”…A beautiful movie about regretting things when you get older and the hopefulness… Read More »

How Will Sexual Misconduct Allegations Affect Awards Season?

Alabama Liberal wonders if this year’s Best Actor winner will have to give back the award on-stage…   [Update after the Golden Globes: Best Actor Winner James Franco has actually been accused of sexual misconduct IMMEDIATELY after winning. As always, Alabama Liberal calls it but nobody gives a damn because nobody’s watching.]

Oscar Predictions: Who Will Be Nominated…AND Win

Note: I can usually predict about 4 out of 5 nominees and 2/3rds of winners, for whatever that’s worth in your Oscar betting pool. The rankings are how sure I am they’ll be nominated (so the 4th or 5th placers may very well not make the cut) and the top choice is who I think will… Read More »

All My Predictions Were Correct, but Telecast Was Still Ho-Hum

A few days back I posted a “Movie Talk” video (to YouTube and under the YouTube tab of the homepage) saying that DiCaprio, Larsen, Alejandro (director of “The Revenant”) and Vikander were locks. I expressed serious doubts that Sylvester Stallone—the favorite for Best Supporting Actor in “Creed”—would win, and even lamented that I was afraid… Read More »