Scandals, Muppets and Georgelina: it’s Oscars time! Chantal runs us through her picks for the winners and losers for Monday’s Academy Awards.
Time to get out the gold lamé and sequins everyone. Yes, it’s that time of the year again — The Oscars are back.
On 26 February The 84th Academy Awards will take place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, and the celebrities will be out in full force on the red carpet.
The women’s mags will be filled to the brim with headlines like ‘Frocks that Shock’ and ‘Frocks that Rock’, while the rumour mill will be overflowing with tales of Hollywood’s elite getting down and dirty at the after parties—well, at least, we can hope so.
Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like a bit of real Hollywood drama to put us at the edge of our seat better than any of the flicks to hit the silver screen over the last 12 months.
Sexy Celebrity Scandals:
So, in true Oscar’s style, here are my top predictions for celebrity scandals in the aftermath of the Academy Awards:
• Forget ‘Brangelina’ – Is it over for Hollywood’s Golden Couple? ‘Georgelina’ The pressure gets too much for celebrity besties Brad Pitt and George Clooney who have a huge fall out after Angelina slams Mr Clooney for taking the top award from her man.
• Frogs Go Wild – Our favourite celebrity muppet, Kermit the Frog, will get into some hot water — literally, after Miss Piggy discovers he’s been lounging on the lily pads at Hugh Hefner’s annual after party at the Playboy Mansion.
• Charlie Sheen – If Charlie Sheen turns up, it’s always a scandal #winning.
Presentations, performances and Perez Hilton:
Gossip aside, this year’s Oscar’s are tipped to be a pretty entertaining night if the anticipated celebrity presenters are anything to go by.
Celebrity gossip drama queen Perez Hilton has started his own online petition to get The Muppets to perform ‘Man or Muppet’. I can’t help but wonder what Miss Piggy will be wearing on the red carpet though.
My standout favourite film of the year would have to be ‘Bridesmaids’ so I’m hoping for another knockout performance from the ladies during the evening.
Anything involving spontaneous diarrhoea would put an interesting edge to the presentations.
Winners, grinners and spinners:
Alright, so after all this glitz, glamour and gossip there has to a point to all this, right? Here are my standout predictions for the evening:
• Actor in a Leading Role: It might destroy their friendship, but Mr Clooney will steal the spotlight from his buddy Brad by taking out the Oscar for his mesmerising performance in ‘The Descendents’.
• Actress in a Leading Role: Controversially, Miss Piggy was NOT nominated, which I think is a total sham in itself. However, in the spirit of the evening I’m putting my money on Michelle Williams for her portrayal as Marilyn Monroe in ‘My Week With Marilyn’.
• Actress in a Supporting Role: Call me lowbrow, but anyone who takes a dump in a bathroom sink on film deserves top recognition. Which is why I cannot go past Melissa McCarthy for her hilarious performance as wacky sister-in-law Megan in ‘Bridesmaids’.
Other big winners on the night:
• Best Picture: The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne.
• Music (Original Score): Hugo, Howard Shore.
• Music (Original Song): ‘Man or Muppet’ by Bret McKenzie.
• Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Descendents by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.
• Writing (Original Screenplay): Bridesmaids by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
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