or Sesame Street:
but I’m pretty sure you know the Oscar(s) I’m talking about. Yes, these Oscars:
It’s Oscar weekend, and Ellie has been so kind as to provide informative Film Festival feedback this past week, which has got us all thinking about the pictures, hasn't it?
SO, which actors and films do you think will win? Notice I did not say which films and/or actors do you want to win. No, I want to know if you can pick them like the Academy does. This is a competition, people.
We won’t do ALL the categories, just these six: leading actor, supporting actor, leading actress, supporting actress, directing, and, of course, best picture.
Here’s The Oscars Official Ballot.
Comment on your picks if you’d like.
Oh, and whoever gets the most right is owed a six pack of their choosing.
Leading actor: Sean Penn
Supporting actor: Heath Ledger (the Academy loves a dead nominee)
Leading actress: Kate Winslet
Supporting actress: Penelope Cruz
Directing: Slumdog Millionaire
best picture: Slumdog Millionaire
For the record, I copied your category list and then erased your answers from my screen and from my memory before filling in mine. Plus, I'm resisting the urge to point out.. ahem.. certain OTHER oscars that Ellie will undoubtedly showcase.
Leading actor: Mickey Rourke (comment: major heebee jeebees and I'm already cringing about his acceptance speech)
Supporting actor: Heath Ledger (comment: for Jennie)
Leading actress: Kate Winslet (comment: love her)
Supporting actress: Amy Adams (comment: love her, too)
Directing: Slumdog Millionaire (ach)
Best picture: Slumdog Millionaire (really. ach)
Well, let's see.
There's the Fashion Designer Oscar . . .
the TV slob Oscar . . .
The, um, boxer Oscar . . .
Ah, of course, THE Oscars. In all their glory.
And as for my slate, I never get these things right. I care too much, and know too little. But here are my guesses, for what they're worth. I guess I'll be online first thing Monday to see who won what. Since I'm a tv-less plebeian.
Leading Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (consensus lock), “The Batman”
Leading Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader” (she’s overdue, although so is Meryl Streep)
Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Doubt” (Heard she was great. Didn’t see it yet, sigh.)
Directing: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire (and, yes, I *am* on that particular bandwagon)