When I was younger, it was the one night of the year that my mother let my brother and I stay up as late as we wanted (except for that year Whoopie Goldberg hosted and she threatened to turn it off halfway through) and it was ingrained in us at a very young age how special the Oscars are. And so, I am incredibly excited for this weekend, as I legitimately look forward to it all year long, and I have already got my predictions ready. I make these predictions based on personal knowledge and I do not go looking to any other sources when making my predictions. I do not make my predictions based on what movies I hope will win, but what movies I believe that the Academy will choose.
And so, without further ado, here are my predictions for the 84th Annual Academy Awards...
Best Picture: The Descendants
Actor in a Leading Role: George Clooney
Actress in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer
Actress in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer
Animated Feature Film: Rango
Cinematography: The Artist
Art Direction: The Artist
Costume Design: Hugo
Directing: Michael Hazanavicius (for The Artist)
Documentary Feature: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Documentary Short: Saving Face
Film Editing: The Artist
Foreign Language Film: A Separation
Makeup: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Music (Original Score): Hugo
Music (Original Song): Man or Mupper (from the Muppets)
Short Film (Animated): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Short Film (Live Action): Tuba Atlantic
Sound Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sound Mixing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Visual Effects: Hugo
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Hugo
Writing (Original Screenplay): The Artist
Other than last year (when my predictions were less than stellar), I have a generally good track record and I'm looking forward to the annual "contest" with my family. But, I'm not just excited about the Oscars this weekend, Josh and I have a whole host of other things going on. From DIY projects (after an amazing trip to IKEA and Michael's last night) to taking puppy pictures at our local Petco - it's going to be a fun-filled weekend.
While you're hanging out this weekend, here are a few of my recently favorite things for you to check out:
A fantastic weekend recipe for Parmesan Chive Risotto in the crock pot
This amazing penny wall
Maddie the Coonhound where you can see Maddie on things (found by A Cup of Jo)
J. Crew's bright belts to help get me ready for Spring
And, last but not least, Carolyn at Homework chose my DIY: Organic Lip Balm as a feature from her link party! I am so honored and so excited! Please head over and show her some love if you have a moment!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I will see you on Monday with an Oscar's re-cap and the start to another amazing week!