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Everyone makes Oscar predies, and we did too

It is Oscar time again. It’s almost the night where celebrities find another reason to get dressed up, give awards to themselves, and drink the night away. The Academy Awards, however, are special and have always had an air of elegance that other award shows could never attain, like the MTV Movie awards or the CMT Music Video awards. This year, the Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 5 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. The show will be aired live on ABC, starting at 6 pm central time. It is customary for everyone to have their picks to win certain awards. However, sometimes those picks are ridiculous and there is an obvious winner. So, with that said, I will state who I want to win and why, but also who will most likely win the award. BEST ACTOR- NOMINEES Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain), Joaquin Phoenix (Walk The Line), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck) I would like to see Terrence Howard win. His work in Hustle & Flow was just fantastic, but to make it even better is that with this role he had an outstanding supporting role in the best picture nominated Crash. ACTUAL WINNER Philip Seymour Hoffman. Comparing interviews between Truman Capote and Hoffman’s portrayal of him are hard to distinguish between the two. BEST ACTRESS- Judi Dench (Mrs. Henderson Presents), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica), Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice), Charlize Theron (North Country), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) Judi Dench in Mrs. Henderson Presents was quite hilarious. She plays a woman who has just inherited a theater and decides to make it a burlesque theater. I also wouldn’t mind seeing Keira Knightly win, just for the fact that she is super attractive. It doesn’t hurt that her performance was excellent. ACTUAL WINNER- Felicity Huffman- It is kind of tricky to be a woman pretending to be a man who is pretending to be a woman. BEST DIRECTOR- Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), Bennet Miller (Capote), Paul Haggis (Crash), George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck), Steven Spielberg (Munich) George Clooney’s film was extremely well made. I don’t want to see Steven Spielberg win just because he has won enough, and he is rich enough. ACTUAL WINNER- Ang Lee- Lee has created a visually stunning movie and a great modern romance. BEST PICTURE- Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Munich, Good Night, and Good Luck Crash was, in my opinion, the best movie of the year. I really liked the story of each person was somehow related to another characters’. Also, racism is always going to be an issue in American society and I think this movie does a great job of modernizing the theme. ACTUAL WINNER- Brokeback Mountain- There is just something about gay cowboys.

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