THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT And now onto the ladies and gentlemen who are up for smaller roles that still had a big impact. It’s been

17 years since Kathy Bates was last singled out for a big screen performance, this time for Richard Jewell. Johansson’s second nod for JoJo Rabbit pits her against her Marriage Story co-star Laura Dern – ooh, catfight! First-time nominee Florence Pugh is up for Little Women and Margot Robbie rounds out the quintet of talented women for Bombshell.

FUN FACT: Being nominated for an Academy Award runs in Dern’s family, as her parents Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd have also had that honor bestowed upon them. See? Celebrities ARE just like us! COULD: Dern seems to be the frontrunner, but Johansson may be the dark horse in the running, as those dually nominated have ended up winning in the Best Supporting category in the past. SHOULD: Bates, because you know, it’s frickin’ Kathy Bates and she knows how to wield a sledgehammer.

So, you don’t want to piss her off! The Best Supporting Actor category is chocked full of previous winners, with Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Anthony Hopkins as the second of The Two Popes, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino for The Irishman and Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

FUN FACT: The nominees have a total of – wait a minute, carry the two – 27 nominations between them.

And out of their collective six wins, only Pitt received an Academy Award not for acting, but serving as producer on 2014’s Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave. COULD: It’s a well-known fact that Oscar voters have a real thing for Hanks, so he may have to make room on his trophy shelf. SHOULD: Even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – more on that later – one of its saving graces was Pitt’s shirtless scene, so there’s that logic for ya.

PICTURE THIS Here’s the rundown on the contenders in the Best Picture category. Ford v Ferrari is not part of The Fast and

the Furious franchise. If awards were given for a movie clocking in at 3 hours and 30 minutes, The Irishman would be a shoo-in. Jojo Rabbit probably won’t be spun off as an animated kids show, cuz you know, Nazis. Given the serious nature surrounding its protagonist’s mental well-being, Joker was not marketed as a comedy given its title; as was the case with Little Women not being a sci-fi movie in which the titular ladies are being miniaturized by an evil doctor. Marriage Story could have easily been called Divorce Story, while the subtitle of “that’s 2 hours and 40 minutes of my life I’ll never get back” could have been tacked onto Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Parasite is not a remake of the 1982 horror film, which featured Demi Moore in her second film role. And 1917, yeah, I’ve got nuthin’.

FUN FACT: Parasite made Oscar history as the first South Korean movie to be nominated for Best Picture

and Best International Film. COULD: As much as it pains me to type, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has a good shot. Why the discourse

for this particular film? The first part was entertaining and then hit a huge lull until the last 15 minutes, which was trademark gonzo Tarantino. SHOULD: Despite its controversy, Joker was a fascinating character study from beginning to end.

CUT. PRINT. THAT’S A WRAP! Naturally, there is always some performances that get the glossed-over treatment. A lot of people were up

in arms that J.Lo’s role in Hustlers went unnoticed by the Academy. But it may be because of that god awful dress constructed of leftover Christmas wrapping paper, complete with one big ass bow that she wore to the Golden Globes. Gurl! The one that really cheesed my whiz was that Taron Egerton did not snag a Best Actor nod for his excellent

portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman, and much like Zellweger, he even did his own singing. I had the feeling early on that Rami Malek winning last year in Bohemian Rhapsody may cancel out his chances. With the telecast only days away, I need to figure out what outfit I’m going to wear. Maybe some strapless number made of taffeta? No, not on the red carpet, but on the comfy confines of my couch. Happy viewing!

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