2013 oscar picks


best picture
who will win: Argo
who i wanna win: Django

Argo was a good movie where we learned that a superhero named Tony is one of the unsung legends in U.S. history. but Django was funny, raw, weird, brutal, and masterful in telling a story about slavery that no one has either had the guts or insanity to attempt. rarely is absurd creativity and courage rewarded except in the hearts of beautiful women around the world, and award shows. sadly the kudos usually happens far too late in an artist’s career. hopefully QT will get his in an upset tonight.

best actor
who will win: Daniel Day-Lewis
who i wanna win: Joaquin

DDL’s Honest Abe was subdued and chill. Not really what many were expecting. He was more zen than zombie killer and the fact that he kept our attention through the super long film is an achievement, but Mr. Phoenix had audiences enthralled in a movie that made zero sense and had an even worse ending. He took lemons and made lemon meringue pie.

best actress
who will win: Jennifer Lawrence
who i wanna win: Quvenzhané

Emma Stone is my girlfriend but Jennifer Lawrence can come over to borrow a cup of sugar any day. she was way better in SLP than Hunger Games, but she had a lot more to work with. still, you can’t give her an oscar for that. give it to the 9 year old with the unpronounceable name for the movie no one saw.

best supporting actor
who will win: Robert De Niro
who i wanna win: Christoph Waltz

the only reason Alan Arkin is on this list is because he had two of the best lines of the entire year. other than that the rest of the noms all deserve to win. in the first two scenes alone in Django is why i think Waltz should get his second oscar. but people feel bad that De Niro hasn’t won an oscar in 33 years, and only 2 total. but they don’t feel so bad that they wont give it to tommy lee jones… or waltz.

best supporting actress
who will win: anne hathaway
who i wanna win: anne hathaway

i still feel bad her husband was cheating on her with another man in brokeback mountain.

best director
who will win: steven spielberg
who i wanna win: ang lee

people love steven and they should. he makes way more good movies than bad ones and lincoln was def a really good movie. but ang lee had a way harder job to do and he pulled it off. THERE WAS A TIGER ON A BOAT WITH A DUDE. AND THE TIGER WAS HUNGRY! plus it was a beloved book that no one ever thought could be made into a movie. Lincoln is basically what youd expect from a biopic but surprise surprise it didnt suck. you shouldnt get an oscar simply because it didnt suck. tarantino and affleck should be on this list but life isnt fair. and because of that the conservative pick will win.

best animated film
who will win: Brave
who i wanna win: Wreck-It Ralph

some movies are just way too good to win awards. Wreck-It Ralph should have been the 10th nominated film for best picture. it’s perfect. even its details are perfect. plus it’s exactly the direction Disney should be making for its kids films: smart, funny, empowering, lovable, unpredictable, and original. but Brave will win for the same reason Spielberg will beat Ang

best animated short film
who will win: Paperman
who i wanna win: The Longest Daycare

Paperman screened right before Wreck-It Ralph in theaters and busblog readers overwhelmingly loved it, and they’re the real tastemakers out there. When I posted The Longest Daycare no one even cared. Sure it’s just a mini simpson’s segment that has been allowed to breathe, but it’s more than just a sappy little trick.

omg gas was so cheap 11 years ago


because i live in hollywood it’s hard not to notice when the oscars do their thing

in 2002 i did a photo essay that celebrates among other things, just how freaky gweneth’s dress was.

in 2003 there were lots of people protesting the war in iraq


but they still let you get as close as hollywood and highland to see the spectacle


nowadays they dont let you get anywhere within miles of the joint.

i’ll get as close as i can today to show you how things have changed.