This feature originally ran in January.
For yet another year, we kicked off all those thoughts about the grander lack of purpose innate in year-end award shows and still got up early this morning to excitedly rage over who was and wasn’t nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. And like always, the Oscars were true to form: some surprises, some snubs, and a handful of movies you may have to half-allusively pretend you’re familiar with if you don’t live in or near a major American city by the time the Oscars roll around on February 28th.
But never fear. We’ve taken the liberty of being the only website on the Internet this morning in which you can read expert predictions for this year’s awards. And like always, we’re just a little too excited about the prospects of what might be a certain man of the wilderness’ long-overdue first Academy Award and the oncoming pomp and circumstance of it all. So let’s jump right into it. Let’s talk the nominees, the likely winners, and the omissions where we can fit them in.
As for you, talk to us about all the movies you loved and thought should be nominated this year. Everyone’s yelling at everyone else on Twitter right now, so this should be fun.