Maybe Estee and I can trade lime helmets. Oscar nominations will be out tomorrow.
Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Les Miserables and Zero Dark Thirty appear to be the locks. But as the Oscars can nominate from five to ten films we could see Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Amour, The Impossible, Amour or Beasts of the Southern Wild joining them.
Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain are the front runners for Silver Linings and Zero Dark Thirty. Naomi Watts for the Impossible looks like a good bet. Other in contention - Helen Mirren in Hitchcock, Emmanuelle Riva for Amour, Marion Cotillard for Rust & Bone. Some say Qu'venzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild could get a nomination. I say a nine year old girl (who was 5 years old when she made the movie) getting a Oscar nomination for Best Actress is unlikely.
Daniel Day Lewis seems unbeatable for the award so four guys will settle for "It was an honor to be nominated". Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Joaquin Phoenix, Bradley Cooper, and John Hawkes will play musical chairs to see who plays runner up to Lewis with Phoenix my pick as odd man out for bad mouthing the whole awards process. Long shot chance for Richard Gere but unlikely.
Best Supporting Actress
Two woman race between Anne Hathaway and Sally Field. After that, Helen Hunt, Ann Dowd, Nicole Kidman, Maggie Smith, Amy Adams, Jennifer Ehle and Judi Dench could all need a fancy dress for Oscar night. I think it winds up Hathaway, Field, Hunt, Kidman and Dowd.
Best Supporting Actor
Lots of people saying this will be the first time ever that all the nominees will be former winners with Tommy Lee Jones, Robert DeNiro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Arkin and Christoph Waltz the likely honorees. I would take out Arkin, DeNiro and Waltz and replace them with Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor and Eddie Redmayne but the Academy seems to prefer male nominees to be mature, gray, wrinkled and with little sex appeal so I'm probably to be disappointed.
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