Sunday, February 24

Oscar Predictions 2K13

As per requests from the V's, here is my prediction for quite possibly the tightest and best Oscar race in my lifetime. Trying to beat my record set two years ago of 22 of 24.

Tough categories were Best Director (still going back and forth between Lee and Spielberg for the past two weeks), Production Design (between 3 period pieces in 3 different countries, all taking place in the 1860s) and one of the greatest Supporting Actor races in Oscar history between 5 nominees, whom have all won in the past. 

Best Picture - Argo
Dark Horse: Lincoln

Best Director – Ang Lee
Dark Horse: Steven Spielberg

Best Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day Lewis
            Dark Horse: Hugh Jackman

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence
            Dark Horse: Emmanuelle Riva

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Robert De Niro
            Dark Horse: Tommy Lee Jones (Possibly Christoph Waltz as well. So close)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Anne Hathaway
            Dark Horse: Sally Field

Best Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
            Dark Horse: Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Adapted Screenplay – Chris Terrio (Argo)
            Dark Horse: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Cinematography – Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
            Dark Horse: Roger Deakins (Skyfall)

Best Film Editing – William Goldenberg (Argo)
            Dark Horse: William Goldenberg (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Production Design – Anna Karenina
            Dark Horse: Les Miserables (Lincoln maybe as well. Tough call)

Best Foreign Language Film - Amour
            Dark Horse: Yeah. It’s just gonna be Amour.

Best Animated Feature – Wreck it Ralph
            Dark Horse: Brave

Best Costume Design – Anna Karenina
            Dark Horse: Les Miserables

Best Makeup and Hairstyling – The Hobbit
            Dark Horse: Les Miserables

Best Live Action Short Film - Curfew
Dark Horse: Death of a Shadow

Best Animated Short Film - Paperman
            Dark Horse: Adam and Dog

Best Documentary Feature – Searching for Sugar Man
            Dark Horse: The Gatekeepers

Best Documentary Short
 – Mondays at Racine
            Dark Horse: Inocente

Best Visual Effects – Life of Pi
            Dark Horse: The Hobbit

Best Sound Editing – Zero Dark Thirty
            Dark Horse: Life of Pi

Best Sound Mixing – Les Miserables
            Dark Horse: Skyfall

Best Original Score – Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
            Dark Horse: John Williams (Lincoln)

Best Original Song - Skyfall
            Dark Horse: Les Miserables

-AM Film

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Thursday, February 21

Animal Update

Hi ho, here, it's Fisti with your Animal Update for the beginning of 2013.

Every single weekday, without fail, my husband will spend at least a half an hour of his workday searching through NBC's, Yahoo's, and NatGeo's Animal Photos of the Day or Week. He will then, without fail, compile these images into a special e-mail for me that usually gets to me by 2PM that day of all of my favorite critters.

Its great. Its like, "Hey, did some kid spit on you? Here, look at this otter playing basketball." Seriously everybody look at this otter:

Also, I'm exploring tumblr right now (I know I'm late to the party but I brought chips so...) and I found Birds with Arms. Some of them ain't so great, but some of them are funny as shit.


Lastly, in an attempt to go to obscure and crazy-fun stuff like the Iowa State Fair, MP and I are working on attending the Tri-State Basset Hound BoardWaddle. Its a convention of basset hound owners who get together, day drink, and make their dogs do stupid shit. But then, they're bassets so the dogs AND the owners get lazy as hell. Full report.

That's all the animal news for now, my fine feathered friends.

Wannabe ASPCA Member,

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Wednesday, February 13

Amy Started a Blog

Amy started a blog. She is a good writer. Its about women and the things they can do. There are boobs. Women to Woman

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