It’s almost that time of year again. We’re two weeks away from Oscar night and over at my other writing gig at bingemedia.net, I’m giving my readers a chance to vote for the winners in each and every category. So I wanted to include my readers here as well. So if you have a few minutes over the next two weeks, just click the link below and cast your votes. And coming very soon to The Luke Norris Experience will be the 2015 version of The State of THE Luke Norris Address. To read the 2014 version, click HERE. I’ll see you again soon. As always, thanks for your continued support.
With the Academy Awards only a few hours away, here are my picks for tonight. Just know that what I list here may not be who I want to win, but rather what I think will win. I’ll list both just to keep it interesting. For instance, you will notice that I picked Matthew McConaughey to win Best Actor, even though it will upset me to no end if he gets an Oscar before Leonardo Dicaprio does. I also think Gravity was an extremely overrated movie, but everyone else seems to love it, and I think it will be rewarded heavily this evening. And the Oscar goes to….
What I want to win: American Hustle
What will win: 12 Years A Slave
Who I want to win: Leonardo Dicaprio
Who will win: Matthew McConaughey
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Who I want to win: Jared Leto
Who will win: Jared Leto
Who I want to win: Amy Adams
Who will win: Cate Blanchett
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Who I want to win: Jennifer Lawrence
Who will win: Lupita Nyong’o
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
What I want to win: Frozen
What will win: Frozen
Who I want to win: Martin Scorsese
Who will win: Alfonso Cuaron
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Who I want to win: John Ridley-12 Years A Slave
Who will win: John Ridley-12 Years A Slave
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Who I want to win: Spike Jonze-Her
Who will win: Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell-American Hustle
Those are the big awards of the night in the eyes of most people. I will give you the rest of my picks below for the categories that most people that aren’t movie nerds like myself don’t care about.
COSTUME DESIGN-Catherine Martin-The Great Gatsby
DOCUMENTARY-20 Feet From Stardom
DOCUMENTARY SHORT-The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
FILM EDITING-Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger-Gravity
FOREIGN LANGUAGE-The Great Beauty-Italy
MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING-Adruitha Lee & Robin Mathews-Dallas Buyers Club
ORIGINAL SCORE-Steven Price-Gravity
ORIGINAL SONG-Let It Go-Frozen
PRODUCTION DESIGN-Catherine Martin & Beverley Dunn-The Great Gatsby
ANIMATED SHORT-Get A Horse!
LIVE ACTION SHORT-The Voorman Problem
SOUND EDITING-Glenn Freemantle-Gravity
SOUND MIXING-Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead & Chris Munro-Gravity
VISUAL EFFECTS-Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk & Neil Corbould-Gravity
I’ve been really impressed with the quality of films I’ve seen this year. There’s been so many strong scripts and so many great performances that I think we’ll see a variety of winners tonight. I actually am a fan of Ellen and I’m sure she’ll do a great job hosting but more importantly, I’m just hoping that the director decides to keep cameras on Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence all night.