Monday, 25 February 2019
Oscar Kicked My Ass!
Well, it's a good thing I didn't have any MONEY riding on the Oscars because my predictions SUCKED! Of the ten categories for which I made predictions in my last post, only four (40%) proved to be accurate:
Best Costume Design:
Ruth E. Carter for Black Panther
Best Original Song:
Lady Gaga et al for "Shallow" from A Star is Born.
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Charlie Wachtel, Spike Lee et al for BlacKkKlansman
Best Supporting Actress:
Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk
My other six predictions (60%) were horribly wrong!
Best Original Screenplay:
I predicted Adam McKay for Vice, but the winner was Nick Vallelonga et al for Green Book.
Not Glenn Close for The Wife, but Olivia Colman for The Favourite.
Sorry, Willem Dafoe for At Eternity's Gate, it was Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody.
Best Supporting Actor:
Get lost, Sam Elliott for A Star is Born, the Academy picked Mahershala Ali for Green Book.
Green Book again! Too bad, so sad, Bohemian Rhapsody.
I was shocked, SHOCKED, that it was not Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman. Alfonso Cuarón of Roma took the coveted prize.
Oh well, c'est la vie. Some of the world's greatest NEVER win an Oscar.