MY PERSONAL CHOICES FOR THIS SUNDAY…
So this is my definitive statement as we roll into the home stretch. Just before the ACADEMY AWARDS are held this Sunday.
I have made predictions on occasion. I’m actually really good at it. But unless I’m prognosticating with a group of fun people I’d just as soon forget about it.
No tilting at windmills for moi.
I’m always so passionate about my selections that I care much more about who should win (in my estimation) than who will win.
Here’s how it all shakes out for me.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: I’d vote for HEATH LEDGER. He absolutely deserves it. I will be thrilled to hear his name called out on Sunday.
BEST ACTOR: I’m solidly behind SEAN PENN.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: VIOLA DAVIS Nobody else will do.
BEST ACTRESS: KATE WINSLET
There is no substitute.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: MARTIN McDONAGH – IN BRUGES
BEST PICTURE: Anything but SLUMDOG. But I know that’s not going to happen. MILK would be my selection. But that ship never got out of the harbour.
There’s nothing left to do now but prepare for the big show. Yeah, I know that many of the people and films I want to win haven’t got a prayer this year.
But, until that envelope is opened, you just never know…