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.