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
Bale, American Hustle (75/1)
Bruce Dern, Nebraska (40/1)
DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (1/5)
Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (6/1)
by Bovada (formerly Bodog).
of these categories are going to come down to a fight between American Hustle
and The Wolf Of Wall Street for me. In this case, however, one contender
(Christian Bale, AH) gets knocked down and another steps to the fore. I don’t
like Bale and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance in 12 Years A Slave is impossible
the conundrum…I’ve wanted Leonardo di Caprio to win an Oscar since The
Basketball Diaries. I think he has always been underestimated as just another
Hollywood pretty boy. I think he’s deserved to win an Oscar in the past and
does again this year. I also think, however, that the Academy will pick
Ejiofor. He will be a deserving winner. But Leo will once again be left out.
seems like it's McConaughey's award to win, but I like a good underdog story so
let's go with Bruce Dern here.
MCCONAUGHEY WILL PEOPLE JUST SHUT UP
ABOUT LEONARDO DICAPRIO?!?! Look....I don't like the guy. I don't think he's
that good. I never have (and this is, of course, in my very humble opinion).
Why, oh why, should a smarmy dick win an award for playing a smarmy dick?
Everybody loves to see someone get their life back on track, and that is what
Matthew McConaughey has done this year. His win won't be so much for his
performance in Dallas Buyers Club (WHICH IS AMAZING!), but it will be for his
career renaissance that's occurred this year (and him being on HBO's stellar
True Detective every Sunday sure helps cement his talent in the eyes of Academy
think it comes down to Ejiofor and McConaughey.
I saw both of these movies on the same day a while back. It was a bleak day. While there is a case to be made for
Ejiofor. His performance as a man sold
into slavery is haunting. Still it’s
easy to feel for a man in that situation.
McConaughey’s turn as a homophobic redneck diagnosed with AIDS and
coming to terms with all that entails was riveting. Those I jokingly referred to the character as
AIDS Wooderson, that’s just not the case.
McConaughey has been on a role since reapplying himself to his craft and
I think the Academy will reward him for it.
usually gets you noticed by the Academy and dropping all that weight for the
role shows his commitment to it. He gave a powerful performance that almost
made you get lost in the character besides his usual country boy accent but
it’s the asshole “with a heart of gold” part of his character that will get him
gave a very good performance in a conventional film about an important topic. A
win for him also feeds into the narrative of McConaughey as the comeback kid.
Voters love to do their part in crafting a winning narrative via their
these are pretty mans, no? Mebee not so much Bruce Diggs. But he once did owns a town so mebee he has
the moneys instead of the looks?. Now he
is in the Nebraska with the Squibbles womens.
I think mebee he has none money.
DiCapricorn - I likes the movies when he dies. Not Oscared!
Bale - He is already the Batsman. Not
McConnelly - Alright, alright. Nots to make it rain on your parades, but keep
your shirts on at the show. You are
playing the squishy. You will not be
McBride - He has been on many, many cancelled shows. Is he a black Bob Urich. Or was the Spencer a white Chi McBride? Like
a Lazarus mans, he keeps coming back. I
like that he has grits in his craw.
WINNER: CHI MCBRIDE???
been a rough WWE 13 season for the cast of American Hustle. Both actresses lost their matches. Bradley Cooper was left out due to his long
odds. Today, Christian Bale and his 75/1
odds join Cooper on the sidelines. That
leaves us with…
Dern – well respected, very grizzled veteran makes one more run…TERRY FUNK
DiCaprio – the poster boy of the establishment.
Continually pushed to the top despite his obvious shortcomings…RANDY
Ejiofor – versatile performer who has worked all kinds of styles. Plays a man whose opportunities are limited
by the system that sees him as inferior even though he demonstrates an
unexpected musical ability…CHRIS JERICHO
McConaughey – Texan who showed great promise early on. Got sidetracked when he went the Hollywood
(Blondes) route. Refocused himself to
rise to the top of his craft. Also,
catchphrases. What? Alright!...STEVE AUSTIN
bell rings and McConaughey goes right after Dern. DiCaprio wastes no time locking up with
Ejiofor. McConaughey whips Dern into the
corner and begins to stomp a mud hole in him.
At 2:55, McConaughey hits the Just Keep Stunnin’ on Dern. With Dern dazed and confused, McConaughey
locks in the Million Dollar Dream and that’s the end of Dern’s comeback
dreams. DiCaprio and Ejiofor are
battling outside the ring. DiCaprio, who
ironically played a plantation owner last year, posts Ejiofor, drawing
blood. DiCaprio heads back into the
ring. McConaughey takes an RKO and a
powerslam from Leo. Things look bleak for Matthew, but he shows
why he is the best of his generation, reversing Leo and nailing him with an RKO
of his own. McConaughey covers with a
goofy smug grin on his face. Leo is
done. McConaughey goes outside to take
care of Ejiofor. Things don’t go
well. Ejiofor has been biding his
time. He quickly whips McConaughey onto
the announce table and delivers a Codebreaker.
He posts McConaughey twice for good measure and then rolls him back into
the ring. Ejiofor pulls McConaughey up,
only to have Matthew use his own Codebreaker against him. McConaughey quickly covers for the pinfall
and the Oscar. Alright! Alright!