Posts tagged "oscar theories"

Oscar Theory #11: Whoever Wins The BAFTA Gets The Oscar

When it comes to the acting awards at the year's Oscars, it looks things could get very British. No, not because the world has gone mad over Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. Because Brit Colin Firth looks like an almost shoe-in to win Best Actor for his performance in "The King's Speech," while hi…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 24, 2011

Oscar Theory #10: The Academy Loves A Crazy Female Character

I'm not sure exactly how time is passing so quickly, but we are now only nine days away from the Oscars. To be clear—that's one week and two days. As the big day creeps closer and closer, people seem to be feeling more confident that Natalie Portman will win Best Actress for her ballerina-gone-loco tur…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 18, 2011

Oscar Theory #9: Play A Real Person, Win A Statue

T-minus 18 days until the Oscars and, of course, we are all starting to place bets on who we think will walk away with little golden men this year. Luckily, the Academy has proven itself to be pretty darn predictable over the years. If you're America's Sweetheart, you'll probably win Best Actress. If you sings

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 10, 2011

Oscar Theory # 8: The Pregnant Woman Often Wins. Will This Help Natalie Portman?

Commence the countdown to the Oscars: there are 59 days until February 27, when James Franco and Anne Hathaway will show us if they were the right picks to host the 2010 Academy Awards. And though the awards show is two months away, people are already speculating about who will walk away with a golde…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 30, 2010

Kate Winslet And Sam Mendes Split, Proving Our Oscar Theory Right

Ugh. I hate to say it, but we called it. Oscar winner Kate Winslet and her husband, director Sam Mendes, have announced that they've split. As you may recall, we hypothesized that a woman winning the Best Actress Oscar is almost certainly the kiss of death for her romantic relationship -- Kate Winslet, who wo…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2010

Did Our Oscar Theories Hold Any Water?

Fine, so you didn't exactly need a functioning crystal ball to predict last night's big Oscar winners. Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor for "Inglourious Basterds," Mo'Nique won Best Supporting Actress for "Precious," Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for "Crazy Heart," and Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for "The Blind Side." They were the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 8, 2010

Oscar Theory #6: A Great Name Will Win Ya Best Picture

Guessing who will win the major awards at Sunday night's Oscars is hardly like picking winning lottery numbers. The Academy tends to be pretty predictable: Best Actress generally goes to America's Sweetheart (who later gets divorced); Best Actor goes to the guy with the most previous nominations; Best Supporting Actress goes to a breakout star

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 4, 2010

Oscar Theory #5: Win Best Actress, Get Divorced

Over the past nine years, a slightly disturbing trend has emerged for whoever ascends the stage, teary-eyed, to collect the Best Actress statue. Almost all the winners in this time period have gotten divorced, or called off super long-term relationships that seemed to have no expiration date. And none of these breakups were exactly amicable.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 3, 2010

Oscar Theory #4: Best Supporting Actor Goes To … The Creepy Guy

The way I see it, this year's Best Supporting Actor race is between two actors—Christoph Waltz, who won both the SAG and Golden Globe for his role in "Inglourious Basterds," and Stanley Tucci, who was the one good part of the fairly universally panned "The Lovely Bones." Why these two? Because the characters on scree…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 2, 2010

Oscar Theory #3: The Out-Of-Nowhere Star Gets Best Supporting Actress

Let's play Oscar psychic for a minute, OK? I have a pretty good idea of who is going to win this year's Best Supporting Actress Award. My crystal ball says Mo'Nique—and not just because she won both the Golden Globe and SAG awards. See, the Academy is pretty darn predictable on who they decide to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 26, 2010

Oscar Theory #2: Best Actor Goes To The Dude With The Most Nominations

It's T-minus two weeks until the Oscars, and we here in The Frisky office are already getting our Oscar pool organized—which means that you probably are, too. Luckily, the Academy is pretty predictable. And since we want you to win your co-workers' money, we are looking at each of the major awards and dissecting some…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 23, 2010

Oscar Theory #1: And The Oscar (Always) Goes To … America’s Sweetheart

Only a few weeks left until the Oscars, people. The epic awards show will be going down on March 7, with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting. Since pretty much the same people won both the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes acting awards, pundits are predicting that the Oscars will be like "Groundhog Day."…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 18, 2010