Oscar night is almost here! If you listen closely, you can hear the growling of each nominee’s stomach as he or she starve themselves to lose just a few more pounds before the big night! Everyone will forget if you lose the Oscar, but those red carpet photos last forever.
Each day, I’ll give you a prediction or two, and you can watch the Oscars on Sunday night to mock me when I am wrong. And, don’t forget to check out NewsPlus with Mark Segraves this Sunday at 10 AM as Mark and I duel it out in an Oscar Predicting Battle with massive consequences!
Today, who will win Best Supporting Actress?
And the nominees are:
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Everybody loves Jennifer Lawrence! Every guy wants to be her boyfriend and every lady wants to be her friend, and why not? She is beautiful. She is fun. She is talented. In her short career, Lawrence has earned 3 nominations, and won Best Actress last year for Silver Linings Playbook. Plus, the It Girl has become a box office dominator with The Hunger Games, where she showed she can kick some booty while making you cry.
If Lawrence wins on Sunday night, she would become the first actor to win back-to-back Oscars since Tom Hanks won for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump back in 1993 and 1994. That would be historic! Too bad it won’t happen.
I think you will be watching the amazing and stunning Lupita Nyong’o walk up to the podium to collect that Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Of Kenyan and Mexican descent, Nyong’o is the first black African woman nominated for acting and would be the first to win (Charlize Theron is from South Africa).
Nyong’o stunned the world with her portrayal of the slave who does everything required of her who finally can’t take it anymore, and suffers dire consequences for her powerful expression of her long simmering feelings. In a movie full of shocking and amazing moments, her big scene in 12 Years A Slave is the one most people remember.
She has won all of the other big awards, including the Critic’s Choice (I voted for Lawrence), the Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild award (the British Academy Award went to Lawrence, so watch out!). However, 8 of the last 10 SAG winners for Best Supporting Actress won the Oscar, and I think you can add Nyong’o to that list.
Waffle Prediction: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)