Me and my loved ones all seem to be overflowing with good news and making ‘leaps’ of various types in our lives. However randomly, it made me feel like it was time for my annual posting of this clip.
I could rattle off 10 different things in this that kill me. But I’d rather get whatever you find funny out of this…
I was strug-a-ling to come up with a good follow up for yesterday’s post, and then I got the first email of the year for my fantasy football league. So here you go…
I won’t have ‘throwaway jokes’ every week, but this one still cracks me up.
Skipping a song today as an inside joke reminded me of this…
While ‘The goggles…they do nothing’ is the one-liner everybody knows, this relatively meaningless (to that episode) scene always cracked me up on multiple levels. In less than 30 seconds!
Setup + Comedic Timing = Gold
Poor Milhouse… Enjoy!
No song today. I post this about once a year or so. It’s the epitome of funny AND wrong. The Brandon Knight slaughter last night reminded me of this, just in terms of someone getting publicly castrated badly. Enjoy or feel bad. Or both.
And now the biggie. Here are the nominees for Best Picture…
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Django Unchained
- Les Miserables
- Life of Pi
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Zero Dark Thirty
Who Should Win: Life of Pi is the most ambitious film and I think the one that will be looked back upon the most out of the crop. Not really an actor’s film though, which does it no favors voting wise.
Who I Want to Win: Hm. I thought it was a strong year overall. I don’t really have a strong rooting interest this year for one film over another. I don’t think Zero is going to win, so let’s put them here.
Who Will Win: Argo. I’m predicting a good night for Ben and my guy Clooney.
Some other quick predictions:
Best Adapted Screenplay: Life of Pi. Though again, it might be a long shot in a strong year for adaptations.
Best Original Screenplay: Django Unchained. Give the devil his due, it was an amazing read on the page.
Best Direction: Lincoln. Never bet against Spielberg. Just don’t do it.
Will Seth MacFarlane be a good host? He’s a genuine song and dance man, I think he can win over the people in the audience who don’t know him (and probably lose them with a dirty joke). So it will be like a good episode of Family Guy basically.
Enjoy the show!
Rough day personally, so apologies in advance if the comedy is sucked out of today’s post.
Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role…
- Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
- Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
- Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables
- Joaquin Phoenix in the Master
- Denzel Washington in Flight
Who Should Win: In a weaker year, 4 out of these 5 performances would be locks to win. But this year, I have to give Day-Lewis his due. I’ve always respected his method more than I loved his work (Gangs of New York the exception), but seeing him as the polar opposite of one of his trademark psychopaths (brilliant career move as well) has me respecting AND loving his work again.
Who I’m Cheering For: Denzel’s performance was great, but I really do have a little more love for Day-Lewis this year.
Who Will Win: This is probably the biggest Oscar lock since Titanic. Have to give Daniel Day his due this go round.
Tomorrow we’ll quickly go through the rest of the awards…
Toughest major category to call this year. Let’s get to it.
The nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role are…
- Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
- Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
- Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
- Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Naomi Watts in the Impossible
Who Should Win: Ahhhhhhhhhh. Mannnnnnnnnn. It may be the only major win for this film, and it was a genuine lead role in a genuine solid film, so I’ll pick Chastain here.
Who I Want to Win: As in ‘Who I’ll be cheering for?’ If you have to ask…
Who Will Win: My gut tells me that this is the official Hollywood coronation of young Miss Lawrence. Right face, playing the Game to perfection right now, can be setting herself up for a real run at Meryl’s career (which she’s implied she might want to do). We shall see.
Back to the Ac-Tors tomorrow…
Today let’s look at the performances up for top Wingman this year. The nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are…
- Alan Arkin in Argo
- Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
- Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
- Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
Who Should Win: Only one of the nominees in this category actually plays the title character in the film they’re nominated for. So why is Hoffman not in the Lead category? Much better chance of winning (we’ll come back to that later this week).
Who I Want to Win: At this point in the game, there’s maybe…5 people left in the Game who I ‘might’ get starstruck by meeting. And Bobby is one of them. And to be fair in the context of his career, the most pleasant part of DeNiro’s performance was seeing him have something to do and not just show up to collect a check.
Who Will Win: Let’s keep the wide open theme of this year’s awards going and say this is where Lincoln gets some love. Not the only major award it will win I imagine…
Tomorrow, back to the ladies…