CELEBRITIES IN THE RACE by Elizabeth Searle
It’s a race without much disgrace this year. While Sandra Bullock has struggled through her husband’s messy custody battle, and while best-actor nominee Morgan Freeman stars in a scandal of his own involving his alleged affair with his step-grandaughter, the main human drama gripping Hollywood this Oscar weekend is whether Kathryn Bigelow will beat out her womanizing ex-husband (James Cameron, of the Titanic-sized talent and ego) to become the first female ‘Best Director.’ Cameron himself says she deserves it.
The New York Times attempts to take a scientific method by using ‘hunch and history‘ in its Oscar picks– but admits that the supporting catagories are always up for grabs. My bets are on Bullock, Bridges, Bigelow. Also Avatar and in those tricky supporting races: Anna Kendrick and Christoph Waltz.
What do your own hunches tell you? Who will win– and/or, who ‘should’ win…?
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