The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!
By Murissa Shalapata
The 83rd Academy Awards
It is awards season and this year it's on!
Although I am not overly excited about the films featured in this years Oscar nominations I do love competitions! So let's try it shall we?
Post your picks for this year's nominations and if you beat me I will send you a gift pack featuring a signed issue #4 of Other Magazine which features talented writers from all over the Okanagan here in B.C., Canada. This care pack also includes two novels by Canadian authors. Only the first five people who post in the comment box below will be entered to win. The objective is that you beat the amount of my correct answers which will be revealed below.
In the event of a tie both winners will receive a care package! However, both participants must have beat my score which we will know by the end of the show, around 8:30-9:30 pacific time.
I limited the picks to only 7 of the 24 categories. You can visit www.oscars.org to find the nominations and print off your own ballots to follow along on February 27th when it is aired.
Here are my picks!
Actor In a Leading Role - Colin Firth - The King's Speech
Actor In a Supporting Role - Christian Bale - The Fighter
Actress In a Leading Role - Annette Bening - The Kids are All Right
Actress In a Supporting Role - Melissa Leo - The Fighter
(although I want to say Hailee Steinfeld for True Grit)
Best Picture - The Social Network
and of course I will include Writing for us enthusiasts of the craft!
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin
Writing (Original Screenplay) - The King's Speech - David Seidler
Good Luck to all the participants! Please also to remember to include an e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner!
Tune in Feb. 27th 2011, 5 pm Pacific time