Ok, so it is Oscars night tonight and although the event is drastically different this year due to the Covid restrictions there is still a huge amount of interest in the awards and the ceremony is expected to be watched by billions of people worldwide. I thought I would give you my personal predictions on who is going to win the top prizes.
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
RIZ AHMED – Sound of Metal
CHADWICK BOSEMAN – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
ANTHONY HOPKINS – The Father
GARY OLDMAN – Mank
STEVEN YEUN – Minari
My Choice – Chadwick Boseman
A fitting tribute to a wonderful actor, this may not be his finest role, but as his last movie before his death it is the one that he should win an Oscar for.
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
SACHA BARON COHEN – The Trial of the Chicago 7
DANIEL KALUUYA – Judas and the Black Messiah
LESLIE ODOM, JR. – One Night in Miami…
PAUL RACI – Sound of Metal
LAKEITH STANFIELD – Judas and the Black Messiah
My choice – Daniel Kaluuya
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
VIOLA DAVIS – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
ANDRA DAY – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
VANESSA KIRBY – Pieces of a Woman
FRANCES MCDORMAND – Nomadland
CAREY MULLIGAN -Promising Young Woman
My choice – Frances Mcdormand
She’s no stranger to the awards and there’s no reason why Mcdormand can’t take away her third Oscar this year for her performance in Nomadland.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
MARIA BAKALOVA – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
GLENN CLOSE – Hillbilly Elegy
OLIVIA COLMAN – The Father
AMANDA SEYFRIED – Mank
YUH-JUNG YOUN – Minari
My choice – Glen Close for Hillbilly Elegy
The best actors are always the ones that not only inhabit the role, they become the role too. In Hillbilly Elegy, Close is fantastic.
ANOTHER ROUND – Thomas Vinterberg
MANK – David Fincher
MINARI – Lee Isaac Chung
NOMADLAND – Chloé Zhao
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN – Emerald Fennell
My choice – Mank
David Fincher’s skilful hand transports you back seamlessly to another era.
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
SOUND OF METAL
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
My choice – Nomadland
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
OVER THE MOON
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON
My choice – Soul
A beautiful movie full of ‘soul’ from the ever reliable Pixar movies.
The one thing that won’t be given out this year are the usual special guest goodie bags. You know the ones I mean, where they all get a free 2 week holiday in the Caribbean and a rolex watch under their chairs.
I think the awards are being accepted viz Zoom, so maybe the stars will still be using Beverly Hills Formula toothpaste. To coincide with the awards ceremony the Perfect White and Professional White range including whitening toothpaste’s and whitening kits, is 20% off this week at www.lookfantastic.com (I thought I would mention this as they sent me some this week and it is fab!)