Mary O’Neill at the Forum is a big fan of the Oscars. She’s been running a pool for something like 15 years. I have to admit, I haven’t been following movies much lately. In fact, I’ve only see 1.5 of the movies nominated for best picture (my wife keeps falling asleep during Up).
I joined Mary’s pool this year and my picks for the top slots are after the jump. Am I even close? I have until Sunday night to make my final selections so if you can give me an edge, please do.
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
James Cameron –Avatar
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Gabourey Sidibe –Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
MoNique – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
We’re not the only organization with the Oscar bug. Philanthropy New York invited its members to a screening of Best Documentary nominee The Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant. If you’re in the New York area, the event is open to anyone.
Who are your picks for the big night?