Hello, everybody! I'm sorry it's been so long, but with a job and with my father having recently passed away (and as well as working on my singing and acting in my little free time), limits my time considerably. It'll be a while until I find the time to work on doing a Best Actress year again, so I will be back in other ways such as reviewing the recent films that I've seen and predicting who will win the big awards. I have seen 12 Years As A Slave as well as Saving Mr Banks, but I have not seen much else. I plan on seeing American Hustle soon and August Osage County (!) soon though! Here are my frontrunner preditions so far :
Best Picture: 12 Years As A Slave seems to be winning everything so far and it is most certainly the frontrunner. It was a fantastic film, and one that is worthy of Best Picture, but not a movie I would want to see again. People are saying Gravity can win, but I have my doubts. I have not seen it yet, but I doubt it will be honored, due to the fact that it's a sci fi film. Only if it gets some crucial wins at the Globes and PGA.
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron is sweeping up the race and he is such a great director that I would be very happy to see him win. I love his work on Harry Potter And The Prizoner Of Azkaban and although I have not seen Gravity in it's entiriety, I've seen a lot of parts of it from doing theatre checks at my job and it look superb from the director's angle so it would most likely be deserved. I have to see it though! To bad it's not playing at the theatre where I work anymore!
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor will probably win here: It's a great performance and would be very well deserved.
Best Actress: Ah, here comes the best and most favored category. Cate Blanchett has been sweeping up most of the wins, and she certainly was fantastic. She didn't have the "Wow" factor for me, but she delivered brilliantly. Sandra Bullock is cited as her strongest competition and I think that could definitely happen. People love her and the degree of difficulty for the role could work in her favor (Or it could work against her). Emma Thompson is the third horse, but I doubt that she'll win. She was fantastic as well, but it's nothing that she hasn't done wonderfully before and I doubt she'll win. If August Osage County was better recieved, Meryl would be more of a threat. It seems it's ultra late release date has set it back a long way (So much that people are even talking about her being snubbed! AHHHH!). If it gets more momentum, a Meryl win is possible, I guess, but only if they REALLY love her. I'm interested in seeing Philomena, I'm so glad Judi is back in the mix after 7 years (Too Long!), but she will most likely not win. If Streep or Dench gets snubbed, look for Amy Adams to take her place.
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto seems to be winning everything here, but I have absolutely no idea what the film is about or his role. Anyone care to help me?
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o is also winning everything. But Jennifer Lawrence and maybe even Oprah could derail her.
Best Original Screenplay: A race between Her and Blue Jasmine.
Best Adapted Screenplay: I expect 12 Years As A Slave to follow in the tradition of many films that have also swept up this award (Argo, Slumdog, No Country, The Departed, Lord Of The Rings, A Beautiful Mind, ect).
What are your predictions? What films have you seen? Which films do you want to see? Which performances wowed you the most? Which would you want to see win the most?