Well I guess actually it’s the 2005 Oscars since it’s a sampling of last year’s movies, but since it’s held in 2006 I just called it that. Anyway, I’m curious who you favor in each of the categories? There really doesn’t seem to be that much interest in the Oscars this year. Possibly because there is still a large contingent of homophobic Americans and there are two movies with a lead actor(s) that are gay? Or possibly it’s simply that after last year’s ordeal of possibly the longest most boring Oscars ever, we simply just dont care.
At any rate, I love the anticipation concerning the event and I found a temporary site that will allow me to compete against folks and see how I fare against them. Last year, I got all of the Oscar winners correct for a contest, excluding the technical awards which are awarded seperately anyway and not actually the night of the Oscars.
I’m about 99% sure Brokeback mountain will take home the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Ang Lee), and Best Adapated Screenplay. Although the movie seems to have been worth watching I don’t think the individual actors and actresses in the movie that were nominated for the Oscar will take it home this year. Best Foreign film…you would not believe how much trouble I went to to find some scrap of insider knowledge concerning which movie will get picked and not just what movie has the most hype. This is one of the categories that most frequently surpises or should I say confounds as people usually are spread out evenly among the candidates as to their own personal picks.
Of the other categories there are some clear favorites, but I’m not that excited about the picks so I won’t discuss them. However, let me know who you think will win what category and if your feeling froggy you can challenge me by posting your picks here.
I had a link up for a contest that let you like show your final scores against each other, but really that’s too much trouble to go through. I’ll post all of mine when I can take a moment to grab them from the other site.