Awards are Sunday, so it's time for the annual predictions from the revered
GonzoGeek panel: Bruce, Chris, John, Hunter, David Cantu of Cinema Deviant,
film critic Randall Yelverton, Rey Swanko and Bruce’s copy of WWE 13 for Xbox
Abdi, Captain Phillips (10/1)
Cooper, American Hustle (45/1)
Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave (9/1)
•Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street (22/1)
•Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (1/10)
by Bovada (formerly Bodog).
man universally regarded as the Nicest Guy in Hollywood, Jonah Hill, takes home
the Oscar in a role he stalked Martin Scorcese to get before telling Leo he’d
work for Screen Actors Guild-scale if he could sign the contract before the sun
went down….and then did so. That kind of dedication, combined with this kind of
performance, will be rewarded.
Leto's another Golden Globe winner and my pick to win here. Side note: Jonah
Hill now has more total Oscar nominations than Gary Oldman. I'll give you a few
minutes to let that soak into your brain.
would really love to see Bradley Cooper get a win. The last two years, he's
managed to pull off some amazing work to have been known as "the handsome
one from 'The Hangover.'" His performance in Silver Linings Playbook was
AMAZING (I can only imagine how pissed he was [LOOK WHAT I DID GUYS!!!
Wait...what's everybody looking at? Is that....Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham
Lincoln? SON OF A BITCH!!!]) Hopefully, Bradley Cooper keeps up the amazing
work, because I'd love to see him win one, but not this year either. Leto's
been running the table at the award shows leading up to the Oscars, and that is
usually a good indicator of things to come.
haven’t seen Captain Phillips or Wolf of Wall Street so Abdi and Hill are
out. Cooper was a lot of fun as a fed in
over his head in American Hustle. Leto’s
Marc Bolin obsessed cross dresser was a work of art from the moment he appeared
on the screen. However, of the three,
its Fassbender’s brutal plantation owner that has stuck with me. His character’s willingness to justify his
cruelty and lust with verses from the Bible shone a light on the evil that men
do. That I completely lost Fassbender in
the role is always the sign of an award caliber performance to me.
Leto being a part-time actor now, he made his return to films in the perfect
role. It was powerful and emotional at times which makes for the perfect
combination for a performance. The man is already a twig but with him losing
another 30 pounds or so made him almost unrecognizable which is something that
could lead him to the winner’s circle.
with my other picks, I'm going with Leto, not because he was the best of the
bunch--that would be Michael Fassbender who was also gave 2008's best
performance for Hunger--but because the conventional wisdom seems to be that
this is Leto's year. If you want to win your Oscar pool, go with conventional
wisdom. You won't always get every pick right and some years you might even
lose, but you'll win most of the time.
I Oscars the Bests Supporting Movie Star.
Since I have not seen these peoples on the movies, I Oscars Don
Nots. Mr. Furby was my favorites on the
‘Three’s a Company’ show. The ways he
makes the little girl giggles with the Hardy Korkman crackles me up! You know he was really a fish, yes? Is verdad.
WINNER: DON KNOTTS???
looks like Bradley Cooper and his bitchin’ perm are our longest odds so they
stay in the locker room while everyone else goes to work.
Abdi – since neither Paul Birchill nor Repo Man are in the game, we went with
scrappy fighter who gets the rub from teaming up with a much more famous
Fassbender – keeping people in line using outdated Southern modalities…BIG
Hill – famous for his comic relief, but can turn in a serious performance from
time to time…SANTINO MORELLA
Leto – Texas…cross dressing…GOLDUST
again we are under no DQ rules. The bell
rings and Fassbender goes right after Abdi.
On the other side of the ring, Santino locks up with Goldust. In less than 60 seconds, Abdi and Fassbender
are brawling on the outside. Leto and
Hill soon join them. Leto grabs Hill by
the jewfro and runs him into the corner post.
Superbad! The brawling continues
for several minutes. Leto eventually
drags Hill back into the ring and plants him with a Curtain Call. He pins covers and Jonah Hill is gone. Fassbender and Abdi make it back into the
ring. A double arm DDT by Abdi dishes
out some revenge on Fassbender.
Fassbender rebounds and hits a big Sidewalk Slam on Abdi. The three men size each other up. Leto and Abdi lock up. Abdi gets the up hand and powerslams Leto. He quickly follows it up with a Camel
Clutch. Leto is able to get his
high-heeled sneaker on the ropes for the break.
Then Abdi is back on Fassbender with another double arm DDT. Leto shoves Abdi aside and tries for the
pin. Fassbender kicks out. Leto follows up with a Curtain Call on the
still dazed Fassbender. Three seconds
later and Fassbender is gone. Leto pops
to his feet only to run into Abdi who is waiting for him with a double arm
DDT. The Somali pirate covers and this
one is over.
WINNER: BARKHAD ABDI