I’m now pleased to roll out the red carpet for Movie Irv and hand him the microphone; hopefully you already marked down My Big Prediction for the 2014 Oscars. I was right last year, ignore me at your peril!
This year, rather than approach his first end-of-year predictions with the usual point-by-point covering of every single nomination, Irv has decided to mirror the major categories’ number of available nomination slots (except for Best Picture, which is again going to top out at what…nine?…ten? With only five Best Director slots still available, that gesture is getting a little pointless) and nominate five “sure things” he believes will occur on January 16, 2014, when Hollywood’s most elite will once more begin to pretend: Just to be nominated is honor enough.
Take it away, Irv!
Let’s dispense with all the “I don’t watch the Oscars anymore” stuff, yes? We know. Why not instead use our forum now to talk about what you’ve seen this year that deserves some special recognition; and if you really think Irv is off with his picks (I don’t, in the main, except I’d maybe replace Irv’s Wolf of Wall Street guess about McConaughey with Mud; we did spend a not-insignificant amount of time discussing exactly how to pronounce “Chiwetel Ejiofor“), well, have at it.
The year’s not quite over yet, and it has already been a terrific year for the movies. Get in on the conversation.