a.k.a. "The Oscar Messenger"

How very little has changed since TIFF! The Toronto International Film Festival sets the stage and runs the table for Oscar starting and some would say ending in September! If you’re not screened at Toronto, it’s becoming increasingly harder to catch up. I’m looking at YOU “American Hustle”, “Wolf of Wall Street”, “All is Lost” and “Inside Llewyn Davis” to name just a few.

Anne and I were BOTH not even mentioned in the New York Magazine Oscar Blogger article which just came out in this week’s New York Magazine. Where my wonderful Sasha Stone and the great Jeff Wells were the centerpieces of said supposed last word on Oscar Blogging.

Anne, classy lady that she is, probably declined to be interviewed for this piece, I’m just guessing. HitFix was also left out completely. Go figure. Next year, Boris, CALL ME!!!!

E.T.A. The only big change since taping this scene is that we now both know how to pronounce AND SPELL Lupita Nyong’o!!! And so does the world!!!!

Comments on: "Oscar Bloggers Anne Thompson & I Predict the Oscars in SEPT. Not Much Has Changed…" (4)

  1. Well Stephen, the Oscars are just days away and I can’t contain my excitement. When I was much younger, I memorized all the major Oscar winners since the beginning. But, life has a way of interfering and I am just now beginning to return to them the last 6 years or so.

    And so, let me give you my predictions for 2014!

    Best Actor — Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyer’s Club”
    Dark Horse — Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street”

    Best Actress — Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine”
    Dark Horse — Sandra Bullock for “Gravity”

    Best Supporting Actor — Jared Leto for “Dallas Buyer’s Club”
    Dark Horse – Jonah Hill for “The Wolf of Wall Street”

    Best Supporting Actress — Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave”
    Dark Horse — Jennifer Lawrence for “American Hustle”

    Best Director – David O. Russell for “American Hustle”
    Dark Horse –Steve McQueen for “12 Years a Slave”

    Best Picture — “12 Years a Slave”
    Dark Horse — “Gravity”

    I will bet you that I will have at least a 90% success rate from all on the list above (including Dark Horses). For accurately picking the winners, it will be at least 70%. Let me know your expert opinion and if there would be anything you would change!

    • Welllll, I HOPE it’s Lupita Nyong’o. She did win the All Important SAG, and those are Academy members mixed in there, who COULD vote for her. And all the precursor awards went to Alphonso Cuaron for Best Director. Were I voting, and I am not an Academy member, I would vote for Steve McQueen. David O.Russell I think will FINALLY win for Best Original Screenplay and that will be “American Hustle”s big win.
      As for Best Actor, stay tuned!

      • Thank-you Stephen. I always value your knowledge and instinct on what’s worthy in movies and theatre.

  2. And I always appreciate your intelligent and well thought out comments!

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