Oscar Predictions vs Results

by Mr. Nobel

Depending on how you count it, I got 17/21 correct.

Picture: Argo
Director: Ang Lee
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz Robert DeNiro
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
Writing – Original: Django Unchained
Writing – Adapted: Argo
Animated Feature: Brave
Foreign Film: Amour
Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
Original Score: Life of Pi
Original Song: Skyfall
Sound Editing: Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty
Sound Mixing: Les Miserables Skyfall
Production Design: Lincoln Les Miserables
Cinematography Life of Pi
Makeup and Hairstyling Les Miserables
Costume Design Anna Karenina Les Miserables
Film Editing Argo
Visual Effects Life of Pi

The show itself: C+. Seth MacFarlane’s material fluctuated wildly from the good (inside Lincoln’s head) to the horribly miscalculated (William Shatner?). As a performer, MacFarlane has a good singing voice and the right physicality, but there’s something irritatingly smug about his schtick. Using Jaws as the play off music was inspired, but playing off the Rhythm & Hues guys was just plain cruel. Overall, not bad. Far from the worst, should have been shorter (I really don’t give a shit about Chicago).

 

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