Reese’s 2014 Acadamy Awards Wrap-Up

Hey Readers!

Well, Oscar® Night has come and gone.  The dresses have spun their way across the Red Carpet, the pizza has been eaten, and the little golden guys have new homes with the winners of last night’s event.  With Ellen DeGeneres at the helm, the 86th Academy Awards was a night of fun, fashion and food!  To wrap it up for you, below are the winners from the categories I picked from a few days ago.

Best PictureCaptain PhillipsNope! I was wrong here! The winner was 12 Years a Slave. I thought Tom Hanks was going to pull a lucky rabbit out of his hat to get this win.

Best ActorChiwetel Ejifor (12 Years a Slave). Wrong, again! Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) got the statue in this category.

Best ActressCate Blanchette (Blue Jasmine) Yay! She looked gorgeous last night, too!

Best Supporting ActorBradley Cooper (American Hustle).  No, it was Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) who won in this category. Man, it’s not looking too good for my picks, is it?

Best Supporting ActressLupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) She was beautiful in her gown last night, and her acceptance speech was so heart-felt.

Best Animated FilmFrozen. Yes, another correct pick, but this one was a no-brainer.

Best Original Song“Let It Go” (Frozen). This one was a tough pick.  It was a toss-up between this song and U2’s Original Love.  I’m glad I stuck with my pick!

I’m not sure why I didn’t have a pick for Best Director.  Alfonso Cuarón won the statue for Gravity.  This movie picked up just about every besides Best Actress (Sandra Bullock was nominated), and Best Picture.
Well, Readers, I had fun watching the big show last night.  It didn’t feel as though the night was dragging along at all!  I hope Ellen comes back next year to host.  She really did make the evening fun. Overall, from my picks for winners, I was about 60% on the money.  It’s not great, but it’s not bad, either.

How did your picks hold up?

Until my next post, Readers!


Reese’s 2014 Acadamy Awards Picks

Hey There Readers!

In three days, Hollywood is going to be buzzing with the 86th annual Academy Awards taking place Sunday evening!  Of course, I’m going to be watching to see what the celebrities are going to be wearing on the Red Carpet, but I’m always curious as to who will win the big awards from the past year in film as well!  Maybe I’ll even get dressed up for the occasion, too.

Below are my picks to win an Oscar® this year from some of the categories I like:

Best Picture – Captain Phillips

Best Actor – Chiwetel Ejifor (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress – Cate Blanchette (Blue Jasmine)

Best Supporting Actor – Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)

Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

Best Animated Film – Frozen

Best Original Song – “Let It Go” (Frozen)

I had a hard time picking in the “Best Picture” and the  “Best Supporting Actor” categories because I think it could go to any of those nominated in those categories.

What do you think?  Am I totally out in left field about my predictions, or am I on the money this year?  Check out the link to the Oscar® Nominations here and let me know what you think!

Until my next post, Readers!