I went to my local bookie, Jimmy the Nose, to lay some bets on this year's Oscars and was promptly told to fawk off and git a life though he'd be more than happy to take my money if I wanted to bet against Jeff Bridges. Ain't happening so now it's down to a beer and bragging rights between Candy Minx (www.gnosticminx.blogspot.com
) and myself. Here is how I see it playing out.
Dr. K. bet-THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS, because there is still a lot of love for Heath and it has to win something and it sure as shit won't be ART DIRECTION
Dr. K. bet-FANTASTIC MR. FOX, this is a hard one to call but I think this will edge CORALINE out
Safe bet-STAR TREK
Dr. K. bet-STAR TREK, come on....against IL DIVO and THE YOUNG VICTORIA?!?!?!? This should be a NO BRAINER.
if it loses this one I'll eat a pickled beet jar!
ditto....AVATAR though there is a slim chance SHERLOCK HOLMES might upset
Safe bet-WOODY HARRELSON
Dr. K. bet-CHRISTOPH WALTZ, he DESERVES it but Woody has friends in...ahem..."high" places.
SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION
Safe Bet-MIRACLE FISH
Dr. K. bet-THE DOOR
SHORT FILM, ANIMATED
Safe bet-FRENCH ROAST
Dr. K. bet-GRANNY O'GRIMM'S SLEEPING BEAUTY
cluster fuck territory this
Dr. K. bet-same as that PRECIOUS flick is getting some serious props though Maggie Gyllenhaal could stun the audience with a win
another tough category
Safe Bet-believe it or not UP IN THE AIR
Dr. K. bet-a long shot but DISTRICT 9 and I'm still split on this or PRECIOUS.....hard one to call
Dr. K. bet-love to see STAR TREK get it but AVATAR will
Safe bet-Sandra Bullock
Dr. K. bet-could kill me in the final points but I have a funny feeling Gabourey Sidibe will snag this though many feel it's too early but as I mentioned, PRESCIOUS has props and some serious love.
Dr. K. bet-this could be the one DISTRICT 9 snags but I'd play it safe with AVATAR
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Safe bet-who the fuck knows!
Dr. K. bet-THE PROPHET
Safe Bet-THE WEARY KIND
Dr.K. bet-DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS, because folks loved that damn PRINCESS AND THE FROG and that short fellow Newman is due for another
Safe bet-AVATAR though it shouldn't
Dr. K. bet-I don't suggest you put your money on it but INGLORIOUS BASTERDS....damn but the cinematography in that film was great!
Dr. K. bet-hmmmmmm yep...same!
Safe bet-THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF GOVENOR BOOTH GARDNER
Dr. K. bet-THE LAST TRUCK:CLOSING OF A GM PLANT
Safe bet-THE COVE
Dr. K. bet-would love to see FOOD, INC. snag it but THE COVE is the pick.
Safe bet-THE HURT LOCKER
Dr. K. bet-INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
JEFF BRIDGES------don't bother picking anything else and if he doesn't walk away with gold it wil be a major upset...like the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS winning the Stanley Cup or something!
Safe bet-James Cameron
Dr. K. bet-love to see Bigelow get it but AVATAR was such a monster I don't think it will which means we'll have to listen to Cameron bellow "Im the king of the whatever those fucking blue slinky things are called"
Dr. K. bet-THE HURT LOCKER as I'm sure the Academy doesn't want to listen to Cameron ramble on any more than they have to.
There we go kiddies, stock up on the goodies (don't forget Asprin!) and remember...don't drink and drive...or blog for that matter!