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Sunday, 27 February 2011

On 27.2.11 by KieronMoore in ,    No comments
Having made a tidy profit of 15 pence betting on the BAFTAs, my attentions turn to tonight's Oscars ceremony (I may not watch it all, because it's on past my bedtime and these things have a tendency to go on a bit). My previous gambling success shows my unequalled power of prediction, so here's what to place your last minute bets on*.

Best Film: The Social Network's a strong contender, but The King's Speech is going to win. Nevertheless, all the contenders (at least the 7 I've seen) are great; 2010 was a good year for film.

Best Actor: Really, do I need to say? I'll say Jesse Eisenberg, then on the ridiculously low chance that he wins, everyone shall proclaim me a God of predicting unlikely things. Yes, Jesse Eisenberg. (On a side note, William Hill have given me my winnings for Colin Firth to win early. Makes sense.)

Best Actress: I've not seen Black Swan, but it'll be Natalie Portman. It's taken 6 years, but she may have finally shaken off the embarrassment of the Star Wars prequels.

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale. Deservedly so, I saw The Fighter last week and, while I didn't enjoy it quite as much as some of the other films up for Oscars, Bale's excellent and believable performance was the standout element.

Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld should win, but Melissa Leo's more likely. Nay, Hailee Steinfeld should win Best Actress, being on screen for 90% of True Grit, but some farcible bungler has got the categories all wrong.

Best Director: David Fincher. Nobody had really heard of Tom Hooper before December and it's about time the man behind Fight Club and Se7en got the recognition he deserves.

Best Animated Feature: Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Film: Biutiful (at least I hope so, as I seem to have bet on it)

All the other ones: Who gives a shizzle? (but probably The King's Speech)

*Disclaimer: I am not to be held responsible if you lose all your money after betting on my predictions. If you win, I am entitled to 70%.

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