Sunday, February 26, 2012
My Half-Hearted Oscar Picks: 2012
There once was a time when I was obsessed with the Oscars. I would insist on watching every Best Picture nominee prior to the big night, and then the Dark Knight rule had to swoop in and ruin everything. Ever since then, I've found my interest level in the show (and movies in general) drop. That being said, I still feel obligated to put together a list of half-assed predictions.
Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Wood Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Leading Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Leading Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Animated Feature: Rango
I'll probably still check out the show just to see how many of these shots in the dark hit their marks. I just wish I didn't have to sit and watch Billy Crystal for three hours...