|Sometimes her party includes
dressing in “red carpet attire”
(old bridesmaids dresses) or
costumes. Last year, she was
the Black Swan and my niece
was the White Swan.
For a few years now, my now-sister-law Melissa has hosted an Oscars Party. She started hosting them before she married my brother … so it’s been at least five years. She includes some games and prizes. The biggest competition is seeing who can best predict the winners. I’ve won for the past two (or three?) years in a row, so the Facebook invite for this year’s party is getting a little bit riddled with trash talk from family members who think they can take me down. We’ll see.
For now, these are my predictions. This could change before Sunday night. Like, if Roger Ebert releases his prediction. (Edited to add: he did. I’m keeping my original picks though.) Because I’m not an expert on film or awards shows – but I do my homework.
Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Short (Live): The Shore
Among the nominated movies, I’ve actually seen The Artist, Midnight in Paris, The Help, Moneyball, Bridesmaids, Beginners, Jane Eyre, Harry Potter and the first 20 minutes of Tree of Life. I liked them all except for Tree of Life. I suffered through the first 20 minutes and then couldn’t take any more and I had to turn it off.
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