Seeing as hipsters are some of the only people that still watch the Oscars and can name every best picture nominee with a smug grin…I decided to pick my favorites for winning.
It’s gonna be The Artist. I haven’t seen it yet, but it looks good. It is a silent film in black and white…if that isn’t a formula to win the Oscar than I don’t know what is.
Second pick: Moneyball. Best writer nominee, best actor nominee, best supporting actor nominee…it could win, but The Artist is the clear fave.
This is tough. It’s between Pitt and Clooney. I think Pitt gets the edge though. It was a very non-flashy reserved, honest, performance.
Second pick: George Clooney. One of his best performances ever. He could easily win, but Pitt has won more awards leading up to tonight so I give him the edge.
It’s a tough one here. Viola has more steam behind her but Meryl Streep is Meryl Streep and the Academy loves her even though her performance was sub-par. Viola deserves this one.
Second pick: Michelle Williams. She will win one at some point and could be the dark horse here as her portrayal as Marylin Monroe.
There isn’t a clear favorite here, but Nolte gave an amazing performance in Warrior and could definitely win.
Second choice: Jonah Hill. I mean how cool would it be if he won?
The Help could provide the best actress and best supporting actress. Octavia is the favorite to win and should win this one.
Second choice: Melissa McCarthy. Again, how cool would it be if she won?
Who? Director of The Artist. Not a clear favorite here, but it’s either him or Woody Allen and I think Allen will win best screenplay so I think Mike takes director here.
Second choice: Woody Allen. His best film in years and the Academy loves Woody.
Midnight in Paris was a breath of fresh air amid sequels and remakes. Should win by far.
Second choice: Michael Haza…you know.
Seeing as there is no Pixar film here, Rango should win because it was very strange. The academy likes strange.
Second choice: A Cat in Paris. Never heard of it…sounds Oscar-ish.
MAN OR MUPPET
Yes, tonight a member of Flight of the Conchords will win an Oscar. Bret McKenzie will win for Man or Muppet and I called this right after I finished watching The Muppets the day it was released in to theaters!
There you have it. My picks for the major categories of the Oscars. If you are still reading this than you are most likely a hipster. Thanks for reading.