So I decided to check in on the Oscars on Sunday night, even though the only 3 movies I saw all year were: Up in the Air, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and The Tooth Fairy. But being that this year I could comment on an actual nominee (as opposed to 2007 and 2008), I figured why not see if I picked a winner.
Well, as you know if you have access to an Internet connection, my choice of Up in the Air didn’t fare so well, but, then again, neither did yours because:
- Avatar was America’s top pick to win Best Picture, according to our Harris Poll last week; in fact, more than twice as many Americans preferred that movie to The Hurt Locker (the eventual winner). But we don’t vote and so Avatar took home exactly zero of the most coveted statuettes.
- Morgan Freeman was America’s top pick for Best Actor, but by all accounts, Jeff Bridges was the expected and real winner.
- And going in, most of us thought Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin would outperform or at least rival past hosts at the Academy Awards. But in reality, depending on who you talk to, they either shined or stank...
Only Sandra Bullock did we predict correctly as Best Actress. So, how about you? Did you watch? Did it meet your expectations – or did you spend Sunday night longing for Billy Crystal or Jon Stewart or a younger Steve Martin? And, did you (like 5% of America) feel like none of the *10* nominees for Best Picture deserved to win?