Almost Time

Again, it is early January and I am behind not only on movies but also the general award season leading up to the 6th Annual Oscar Pool at the BM. For those of you new to the BM every year my wife and I run an Oscar Pool ($5 entry) and the winner normally walks away with $100. You are allowed to fill in as many ballots as you want but each one will cost $5. Last year the winner took in $85 and the last place finisher (Jamie M.) will receive free entry.

That being said I try to provide a bunch of info on the BM leading up to the Oscar’s to help out but keep in mind – NO ONE HAS SEEN ALL THE MOVIES & NO ONE HAS A CLUE. This is all educated guesses and just for shits and giggles and a bit of gold at the end of a small, small rainbow.

Tomorrow we have the moronic Golden Globes that really offer no insight into Oscar voting but it is fun to think so. It also will be a good watch as I am hopeful that Gervais is a bigger dick than at the Oscar’s as that is what I like. So here are the nominees for the movie categories and I have highlighted my non-educated guesses so that you can mock me on your own scorecard at home –


BEST PICTURE: DRAMA
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • The Ides of March
  • Moneyball
  • War Horse
  • The Descendants
BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • Midnight in Paris
  • My Week With Marilyn
  • 50/50
BEST DIRECTOR
  • George Clooney (“The Ides of March”)
  • Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”)
  • Alexander Payne (“The Descendants”)
  • Martin Scorsese (“Hugo”)
  • Woody Allen (“Midnight in Paris”)
BEST ACTOR: DRAMA
  • Leonardo Dicaprio (“J. Edgar”)
  • Michael Fassbender (“Shame”)
  • Ryan Gosling (“The Ides of March”)
  • Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”)
  • George Clooney (“The Descendants”)
BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA
  • Viola Davis (“The Help”)
  • Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”)
  • Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”)
  • Tilda Swinton (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”)
  • Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”)
BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
  • Charlize Theron (“Young Adult”)
  • Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids”)
  • Michelle Williams (“My Week With Marilyn”)
  • Kate Winslet (“Carnage”)
  • Jodie Foster (“Carnage”)
BEST ACTOR: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
  • Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard”)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“50/50”)
  • Ryan Gosling (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”)
  • Owen Wilson (“Midnight in Paris”)
  • Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Jessica Chastain (“The Help”)
  • Janet McTeer (“Albert Nobbs”)
  • Octavia Spencer (“The Help”)
  • Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants”)
  • Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Albert Brooks (“Drive”)
  • Jonah Hill (“Moneyball”)
  • Viggo Mortensen (“A Dangerous Method”)
  • Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”)
  • Kenneth Branagh (“My Week With Marilyn”)
BEST ANIMATED FILM
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cars 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango
  • The Adventures of Tintin
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • In The Land of Blood and Honey (USA)
  • The Kid With a Bike (Belgium)
  • A Separation (Iran)
  • The Skin I Live In (Spain)
  • The Flowers Of War (China)
BEST SCREENPLAY
  • The Descendants
  • The Ides of March
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Artist
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
  • Abel Korzeniowski, “W.E.”
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
  • Howard Shore, “Hugo”
  • John Williams, “War Horse”
  • Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
  • The Keeper, Machine Gun Preacher Music & Lyrics by Chris Cornell
  • Lay Your Head Down, Albert Nobbs Music by Brian Byrne, Lyrics by Glenn Close
  • The Living Proof, The Help Music by Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige and Harvey Mason, Jr.; Lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas
  • Masterpiece, W.E. Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry
  • Hello Hello, Gnomeo & Juliet Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

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3 Responses to Almost Time

  1. Lottie Nevin says:

    Love this and what a brilliant idea! Check out my blog today, you are the main attraction! Thanks for suggesting Carnegie Deli it was a big hit with us both….and thanks for making me even fatter! 🙂 Lottie

  2. Leo DiCaprio and George Clooney get my vote for best dress men at the Golden Globes. Mila Kunis looked beautiful, too

  3. Anonymous says:

    You need to amend the comment about last year’s winner “taking home” $85.

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