The Last Emperor

I’ve now officially seen every best picture ever. The Last Emperor was the final best picture winner on my list that I had never seen before. I was surprised and impressed with this movie. It was nothing like what I was expecting. The Last Emperor is a gorgeous masterpiece of cinematic art. The film has … Continue reading The Last Emperor


2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Actor

We’re coming down the home stretch. Just a few days until the awards. While this group of actors is a talented bunch I think the Academy had a slight miss. Joel Edgerton or Jake Gyllenhaal should be in this group in place of Viggo Mortensen. But otherwise I have no complaints about these very worthy … Continue reading 2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Actor

Nomination Surprises

I ended up going 38 for 44 on my predictions. Apparently I missed the memo from the Writers Guild determining that Moonlight wasn’t eligible for original screenplay and put it in the adapted category instead. Besides that there were three main surprises in today’s nominations. First: Viggo Mortensen – Best Actor I wasn’t terribly impressed … Continue reading Nomination Surprises

Oscar Predictions, Part 2

Day two of my countdown to the Oscars will focus on the nominees for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. I know it’s more politically correct to say “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” but I’m really not very politically correct. Best Supporting Actress Nominees Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) – Sally Hawkins is a … Continue reading Oscar Predictions, Part 2