With the fun and junk-foody People’s Choice awards kicking off the buffet of Award Shows, Oscar Predictions are rising. For scandal-handicappers, guessing who will not be picked is also fair game. Morgan Freeman has Oscar buzz– but a possible scandal brewing about Freeman and his step-grandaughter may nix a win.
Maybe only Jen-Lo. herself believes Jen-Lo. has been robbed of an Oscar nod. (For El Cantante, no less). Who will be claiming foul play this year?
Sandra Bullock (below) won People’s Choices and appears to be swimming toward an Oscar nod too, unhindered by her reality TV star husband’s custody-battle scandal. But can anyone beat scandal-free Meryl Streep for Best Actress?
And what about Brad Pitt’s drinking buddy, the shoo-in Best Actor nominee George Clooney? Clooney and Streep both radiate old-style movie-star charisma. Will that carry these two old pro.s over the top?
For the inevitable Young Upstart nominee: blog fave. Zooey Deschanel gave a star-making performance in (500) Days of Summer– as did Carrey Mulligan in the slightly weightier AN EDUCATION and Mo’Nique in the high-intensity PRECIOUS. Who will/should grab the gold this year? And those less-weighty but maybe ‘cooler’ Golden Globes, rolling toward us this weekend? WDYT?
(photos- SandraB: softpicks; Meryl: blog.jaman.com; Zooey D: Googleimages) Thanks to Mark for Balloon Boy’s Dad…And thanks to Litotes for our Word of the Day, in nominating femme fatale Zoe Saldana of AVATAR: ‘Ava-tart.’