Trail Mixers Jamie and DaveB, co-hosts of the movie blog Blank & White On Film, certainly nailed enough Oscar predictions to earn their stripes as film divas (correct predictions in bold) …
Best Picture: Argo [Winner: Argo]
(unless it’s Lincoln, Les Mis, Silver Linings Playbook ….)
Best Director: Spielberg [Winner: Ang Lee, Life of Pi]
(unless it is Ang Lee because … well just because)
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis [Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis]
(unless … well it would be his 3rd and Jackman did a great job plus he is a nice guy)
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence [Winner: Jennifer Lawrence]
(unless she is too young then Jessica Chastain for an alternate J or Emmanuelle Riva because she’s not too young)
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones [Winner: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained]
(Unless he goes on being grouchy but De Niro and everyone else in this category are grouchy as well)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway [Winner: Anne Hathaway]
(unless she is being too perky or peppy this week but Sally Field wants to be liked too)
Best Director: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) [Winner: Ang Lee, Life of Pi]
As you don’t want to face Meryl Streep for Best Actress, you don’t want to go up against Spielberg for Best Director. And that goes for comediennes, too – as Kathy Griffin learned when poking fun at Spielberg friend Dakota Fanning.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) [Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis]
The Irish actor gets the ultimate proof that he can play one of the great American Presidents, despite being brought up across the pond.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) [Winner: Jennifer Lawrence]
Here’s hoping she’s gotten her tacky acceptance speeches out of her system in time for the Oscars.
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) [Winner: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained]
Mr. Jones’ crabby behavior at the Golden Globes doesn’t ruin his Oscar hopes after all.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) [Winner: Anne Hathaway]
The really bad haircut pays off!
And finally, where Jamie and I part paths… Best Picture: Lincoln [Winner: Argo]
Jamie says Argo, I say Lincoln. I just think the academy will reward the intellectual history lesson that is Lincoln before it does the not-quite-as-heavy Argo.