Forget about all the pundits out there blowing their proverbial smoke about why Gravity or American Hustle or 12 Years a Slave will win the golden statue on March 2nd. Granted, this is the first time in probably more than a decade, where the prize for top honours at the Academy Awards has not been a foregone conclusion, but nevertheless, we are not here to discuss what WILL win the Oscar (we'll get all that stuff when I post my final predictions on March 1st), but which film SHOULD win the Oscar. That's right ladies and germs, we are here to find out just which film you think should take home the top prize. And how exactly are we going to do such a thing? Glad you asked. The answer can be found near the top of this blog's right hand sidebar. Yup, right up there. Ya can't miss it. All you need do is go on up to that poll, choose which film you would vote for, and then click on the vote button. Easy peazy lemon squeezy. Of course if you are coming to this post after the Oscars are awarded (aka, after March 2nd) then you probably will not find said poll, and therefore will not be so easy peazy lemon squeezy. But I digress. Let's move on, shall we?
So, what is your choice anyway? Is it the harrowing slave drama 12 Years a Slave? The stark Americana of Alexander Payne's Nebraska? The overtly excessive Martin Scorsese picture, The Wolf of Wall Street? The tragic, brilliantly acted Dallas Buyers Club? The awe-inspiring visual audacity that is Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity? The quaintly, wonderfully performed Philomena? The surprisingly (at least in my mind) tension-fueled Captain Phillips? The cool and hip Spike Jonze film, Her? The The acid-tongued, David O. Russell-directed seventies period piece, American Hustle? So, which will it be? My Oscar poll has been up for about a month now, and has garnered over 140 votes so far, but that ain't nothin'. With just nine days to go until the poll closes (Thursday night, February 27th, at Midnight, with the results being posted on Friday) it's about time you got your vote in there. Right now, it looks to be a two-way race between American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave, but that could all change with your vote. So get on over to that poll and vote early and vote often (yes, apparently the poll allows you to vote once a day, so there's that). And remember, you can comment all ya want in the comments section of this post (and please do, I love when people talk to me), but in order for your vote to be counted, you must vote in the actual poll widget-thingee over in the sidebar. And, as I stated above, the results will be announced right here on this blog (duh! Where else would I do it?) on February 28th, followed by my final predictions on March 1st, and then the big night on March 2nd, followed by my round-up on March 3rd. And for those who got here too late for any of this to matter...what the hell is wrong with you? Why the hell aren't you following me and checking this blog every day!? Oh well, your loss. Well, that's it. See ya 'round the web.