BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
While this list of leading ladies is extremely impressive (Amy Adams's great performance is the one thing I'm willing to commend "Hustle" on, that and hairdos), Emma Thompson's snub is atrocious. Many thought her performance was one for the ages and a strong contender for the winner, yet she's not on this list. It could be because the category is so strong, but the overall snubbery of "Banks" is so awful that it all seems connected. Like voters got sick of people saying during recent years how the most awarded films, like "The Artist" and "Argo", were about the industry and how the industry just likes to reward itself and pat itself on the back, so this year voters were like, "Hey, let's not let those critics say that this year; let's not reward this movie about the industry even though it's one of the best of the year." And so Emma Thompson was a casualty of that, which blows. But it doesn't really matter, because as I said in my recap, Blanchett's performance is SICKMAZING.
LET IT GOOOO, LET IT GOOOOO CAN'T HOLD IT BACK ANYMOOOOORE. LET IT GOOO, LET IT GOOO, TURN AWAY AND SLAM THE DOOR.
No, seriously, this song is amazing. When I saw "Frozen" in the theatre the first time, I broke my cardinal rule of moviegoing and spoke after Idina finished destroying this song: I said to the person next to me "That was amazing." It was. If all goes as it should, Bobby Lopez will soon become the 12th EGOT in the history of the world. MAHA NAIBU EEBOWAI!
- "Gravity" should win all the visual and technical awards
- Idina Menzel should get a standing ovation
- Kerry Washington, presenter and fixer, should say something about everything being handled
- "Blackfish" should win Best Documentary on a write-in vote because it was inexplicably snubbed
- John Williams should win best score, for "The Book Thief", for the first time in more than 20 years
- Some really drunk winner should say how the Oscars don't really mean anything
- Host Ellen DeGeneres will make everyone laugh at good-natured, well-meaning, completely nonthreatening and non-harmful jokes