As they finish polishing up the statues for tonight’s awards ceremony, it’s time to finish up our predictions with the major categories. In a strange change of pace, I’ve actually seen one or two of these. So, without further ado, we begin with:
Ford V Ferrari
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
I’ve seen a grand total of two of these, so I’ll go with 1917, since Hollywood seems to love a war epic.
Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
I’ll pick one of the two performances I’ve seen and go with Adam Driver.
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saorise Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellwegger, Judy
I’ve only seen one of these, so I’ll go with the talented Saorise Ronan from the perennial favorite Little Women.
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As they finish polishing up the statues for Sunday’s awards ceremony, it’s time to finish up our predictions with the major categories. In a strange change of pace, I’ve actually seen one or two of these. So, without further ado, we begin with:
Call Me By Your Name
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Unlike years past, I’ve actually seen 2 of these films. Sadly, I’m not picking either to win, but instead am going with The Shape Of Water.
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
With talk of his upcoming retirement from acting, my guess is that Daniel Day-Lewis will take home the prize.
Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post
I’m guessing that Margot Robbie’s turn as disgraced skater Tonya Harding will earn the ultimate recognition.
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Pan Am was ABC’s attempt to capitalize on the success of Mad Men, swapping out the ad agency for the not-so-friendly skies of Pan Am with a little CIA kick. The show focused on the flight crew of a Pan Am clipper from the airline’s heyday in the early 60s, where one (or two) of the stewardesses (not yet flight attendants) were working for the agency.
Christina Ricci was the main attraction prior to the premiere, moving to television as the radical troublemaker who barely holds on to her job. However, Kelli Garner and Margot Robbie stole the show, as the new CIA recruit and her sister who became the face of Pan Am.
At the end of the day, Pan Am was a decent enough show, but just never caught on with an audience waiting on the return of Mad Men. On the plus side, it did last a good deal longer than The Playboy Club.