Oscar (2015) predictions

The Oscars (or the Academy Awards as they are more formally known) are upon us. Tonight the nominees will find out whether they will be taking home the coveted golden figurine. I shall not be watching as it is tonight in American time and not British and I do not fancy going to work tomorrow like a zombie!

Whilst I am more interested in television awards ceremonies (as made clear in my previous blog post about BAFTA nominations), the Oscars sticks in my mind due to a little uni tradition. Each year one of my coursemates Alex E would organise a sweepstake of sorts based on predicting the Oscars. Everyone participating on our course paid £1 and predicted their winners on the Oscars website MyPick. The winner who had predicted the most correct winners would either receive the money or a prize bought with the money. I never won – I was usually middle of the table having chosen a mix of definite winners and who I personally wanted to win.

Now we have graduated and are spread out across Britain (and in some cases across the world – Hi Holly and Annie in Australia!), our Oscars game is no more.

However, in this blog post I will predict my winners and who probably will win for each category.

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All this fuss over a pink bus

This week, Labour unveiled their plans to talk to women and encourage them to vote at the next general election in May. This came in the form of a pink van which would travel around Britain and allow MPs or prospective candidates to speak to women about their concerns regarding politics and politicians with the aim of getting the women to vote in the election by listening to them.

Labour's controversial pink van

Labour’s controversial pink van

However, since it has been unveiled it has been debated, ridiculed, questioned and torn apart by not only the press and Twitter users (as would be expected) but also television news and chat shows.

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