Oscars Morning After in the Hamptons, Winners and Losers

Moneyball and War Horse didn’t get a whole lot of love at the the Academy Awards last night, and we’re still a little confused as to how a Muppet song won a little gold guy while Madonna didn’t even get a nomination, but the Oscars didn’t ignore the East End completely.

We got a few seconds of Steven Spielberg and Gwyneth Paltrow, a glimpse of Alec Baldwin and a glimpse-and-then-some of Jennifer Lopez. And we didn’t do too poorly with our predictions, either!


Best Picture: The Artist —When the Hamptons International Film Festival speaks, we listen! Okay, from now on we’ll only comment on the few we got wrong! 

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin

Best Actress: Viola Davis—We still think Viola was magical, but what business did we have betting against Meryl Streep?

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer

Director: Michel Hazanavicius


Animated Feature: Rango

Art Direction: Hugo

Cinematography: Hugo

Costume Design: The Artist

Make-Up: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2—How can Margaret Thatcher have won this one? Did she even wear makeup? 

Documentary Feature: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory—Can you blame us for this pick? This is the only one we’d seen!

Documentary Short: Saving Face

Film Editing: The Artist—Can’t win ’em all.

Foreign Language Film: A Separation

Original Score: The Artist

Original Song: The Muppets

Animated Short Film: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore 

Live Action Short Film: The Shore

Sound Editing: Transformers: Dark of the Moon—We knew “Hugo” looked really cool, but the sound was award-worthy too?

Sound Mixing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—Hugo” again. Oh, well—we’re still waiting for somebody to explain the difference between Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2—Should have gone with “Hugo.”  

Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants

Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris

How’d you do in your Oscar predictions?

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