Here we are again, another Oscar night (or afternoon here in Australia). Over the past twelve months we have had a near-endless stream of sure thing winners -first Les Mis was likely to sweep, then people actually saw it, then Argo took top spot before the Academy snubbed Affleck, Zero Dark had the prestige, pedigree and publicity of a good Best Picture but as the hype died so too did its chances, Lincoln loomed large on name alone but delivered too little to live up to its original odds – and now, a few acting categories aside the awards could end up anywhere. There is time enough for one last set of twists and turns.
Overall though I think enough has already been said about the awards during this extensive lead-up – some of it by me. See: Oscar Nominations for my predictions and personal choices, if you wish- so I’ll leave this intro short, say that I currently have a little cash on Lincoln and Ang Lee to come from the outside and then get straight to the winners and weird events in the ceremony as they unfurl. Feel free to chime in with your own thoughts about both below. Ready? Just one hour to go.
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