February is Oscars Month here at The Bonus View. Let’s kick things off with a poll about your predictions for this year’s Best Actor award.
We’re going to divide this into two separate polls. In the first, tell us which actor you predict the Academy will give the award to. This has nothing to do with your personal opinions. This is a straight-up prediction about who the Oscar voters will go for.
In the second poll, give us your opinion on which actor you think should win the award, regardless of who the Oscar voters actually choose.
I think that Colin Firth pretty much has a lock on this trophy. However, if I were voting, I’d give it to Jeff Bridges for ‘True Grit’. I’d love to see Bridges win back-to-back awards, and I’d also love to see him win an Oscar for playing the same character that John Wayne previously won the same award for. That’s not going to happen, but it sure would be fun.
Here’s an interesting exercise: When you watch ‘The Social Network’, try to picture Jesse Eisenberg playing Abed from ‘Community’. As a matter of fact, now that I’ve pointed this out, try not to picture him playing Abed from ‘Community’. You won’t be able to see anything else. Because that’s what he’s doing.