Kevin McCarthy’s 2013 Oscar Predictions

Each year, l get all geeked out about the Oscars and almost every year, they let me down. Though, for some reason, each year I get more excited than the previous year. After watching well over 100 movies in 2012, I can’t help but feel invested in what happens on Oscar night.

I’m not the biggest sports fan on the planet but I imagine it’s the same feeling sports fans have for the Super Bowl. Ever since I was a little kid, I would always stay up late and watch the Oscars with an extreme fascination as to who would take home the major awards. Read More

Oscar Nominations 2012: Still Out Of Touch – My Thoughts And Predictions

I think Matt Damon said it best when he said that the Academy Awards shouldn’t consider a film for a nomination until 10 years after it’s release.

On the evening of March 21st, 1999, I lost faith in the Academy Awards. I would pay money to see video footage of every person watching the Oscars that night. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see a montage of jaws dropping when “Shakespeare In Love” beat “Saving Private Ryan” for best picture? Is there anyone out there that truly thinks “Shakespeare In Love” is a better film? “Saving Private Ryan” could have been shut off after the first twenty minutes and still been a better film than “Shakespeare in Love.” Throughout the years, more crazy decisions like that began to occur. Do you remember when “The Reader” received a best picture nomination over “The Dark Knight”? Or when Christopher Nolan didn’t receive a Best Director nomination for the game-changing flick “Inception”? Or how about last year’s winner for Best Picture being “The King’s Speech”? No one talks about “The Kings Speech” anymore. It was a solid film that is forgotten and left to sit on DVD shelves. Who is going to wake up one a Saturday afternoon and say, “Man, I really feel like watching “The King’s Speech” today?” Audiences are still trying to wrap their minds around “Inception” and discussing Fincher’s “The Social Network”, which are signs of films that deserve more attention from the Academy. Read More