This year’s Oscar race is fully in swing. In anticipation of the big ceremony on February 26th, let’s vote for our predictions in the big acting categories.
Please read these instructions. This post contains four polls, two for Best Actor and two for Best Actress. Pay attention to the criteria for each poll before you vote.
In this first poll, vote for your prediction of which Best Actor nominee will win the trophy. This has nothing to do with whether you liked the actor’s performance or not. We are strictly trying to guess who the Academy will pick as the winner on awards night.
In this next one, this is where you vote for the actor you feel should win the prize, even if they’re not actually likely to. This is where you voice your personal opinion.
Likewise, the first Best Actress poll is for your prediction of which woman will take the trophy.
Finally, vote for the actress you think most deserves the prize.
I think the Best Actor category is a lock for Jean Dujardin. Further, I believe that he should win it. In my opinion, he really gave the best performance of the year. I feel a little bad for Gary Oldman, though. Unbelievably, this is his first Oscar nomination, and it looks like the Academy will pass him right over.
The Best Actress category is tougher to predict. My gut feeling is that Meryl Streep will walk away with her third Oscar. However, the fact that this is Glenn Close’s sixth nomination and she hasn’t yet won may pull the Academy voters to her side as a sentimental favorite. Since I have not seen any of these movies, I don’t have any strong feelings about which actress actually deserves to win.
How do you see Oscar night playing out?