Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Confounded Oscar Picks

I missed my favorite night last year as I was taking care of my folks in WV. Thanks to Kristy's influence and Ronnie's rib-tickling texts, it felt as if I was right there on the red carpet. This year, we are back hosting an Oscar watch and we have been already cooking and prepping. The chocolate truffles from Oooey Gooey are on the table and the aroma of meatballs simmering in locally made Indian Creek's Blackberry Wine BBQ sauce is wafting through the kitchen. Ronnie and Jeff are coming over, its Jeff's birthday, we are serving up some tapas and there's a severe thunderstorm watch out...a few days after a snowstorm; go figure.

I'm popping on to give my picks and I'll do another post later to recap and showcase the food. My picks are who I think will win and in parentheses will be who I think should win. I'm only doing a few, not all, just some of my favorite categories.

Best Picture- The King's Speech ( I loved this movie, but think The Social Network should win it)
Best Actor- Colin Firth (and deserves it, too although Bridges, Eisenberg and Franco were all aces as well)
Best Actress- Natalie Portman (some folks think Annette Bening could sneak in and snatch this and she's deserving as well)
Best Supporting Actor- Christian Bale (will and should win; though some folks think Geoffrey Rush could pull an upset)
Best Supporting Actress- Melissa Leo (Well, this category just went a tad tits up, so should be interesting. I'm sticking with Leo; who gives a bloody hell if she created her own campaign....she wants to win the damn thing!)
Best Director - David Fincher (will and should win)

I'm tossing in best documentary because Exit Through the Gift Shop was one of the most interesting docs I've seen in a long time....Go Banksy!

Stay tuned for our recaps, Ronnie's wicked red carpet commentary and of course, the food!!

14 comments:

Kristy said...

Can't wait!!! Tell Kitten I'll be sitting in the recliner with a mocktail and my pen, paper and evil clipboard ready to critique the red carpet. My home computer is in the hospital but will try to get you my acute observations this week. P.S. I agree with your picks all the way down the line. I saw Exit Through the Gift Shop and liked it but I'm rooting for Gasland in this particular category. I too will add one more category for Best Music Original Score and cast my vote for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network. Not only do they deserve it but I think it would be uber cool to use the phrases Academy Award Winner and Nine Inch Nails in the same sentence. Hope to talk soon!!!

Confounded Cook said...

Agreed on Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross!

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Have fun!!! :)

Kristy said...

You would be proud. Our Miss Erika Hupp is here seeding jalepenos and expounding on the Academy Awards. She is quite knowlegeable and picked our picks (with no hints) except for she votes for Helena Bonham Carter. We will keep in touch!!

Confounded Cook said...

I just tried to call you! I now realize that you're at Kak's. I knew that Erika was a girl after my own heart.

Kitten said...

You may have to banish me to another part of the house. I'm not that contagious, but I keep coughing. Bring on Mama's Gogo juice, and I'll be fine. See you soon.

Confounded Cook said...

Your Gogo juice will be sangria tonight, Kitten. You'll be back to abnormal in no time.

Kristy said...

Sangria? Kind of mild for our Kitten. Hope you have gallons of it!

Kristy said...

Greg, we just PERFECTED the stuffed jalepenos. I know you've eaten them before but I mean we SERIOUSLY perfected them. When you are home we will be making them and you will be training cause I know your midwest dinner party attendees would LOVE them for an appetizer!

Lyd said...

Every year without fail I always think of you and Kristy at Oscar time! Can't wait to read both your reviews this week, love them and love YOU!

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You may have to banish me to another part of the house. I'm not that contagious, but I keep coughing. Bring on Mama's Gogo juice, and I'll be fine. See you soon.

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