Blog: Studio City Critic Cheyenne Chasen Weighs in on Academy Awards Predictions

She's been predicting Oscars for half a century.

Recently watching the classic film, "The Oscar," starring Stephen Boyd and Elke Sommer depicts the lengths a misogynistic, megalomaniac Oscar nominee would go to in order attempt to win the coveted statuette.

He has carcasses all over, a ruined career and is extreme debt. The internationally acclaimed award is Hollywood at it's best and all the stakes are out.

Hearing another reviewer insist that Daniel Day Lewis will not win the award for Best Actor "because it has not been given out three times to the best actor, not even Meryl Streep." They were not aware of the fact that Katherine Hepburn has won three times in the Leading Actress role. Daniel Day Lewis remains the anticipated front-winner and should win.

Then after reading that Ben Affleck would win for Best Director, a different reviewer did not realise that he was not even nominated in the category of Best Director. It is highly probably that his highly awarded film, "Argo" will win for Best Picture.

As it should, though Steven Spielberg may likely win for Best Director for the historic, "Lincoln." Some younger reviewers say "No way." It may seem long and boring by their standards, but Spielberg could win for NOT directing like Spielberg in this. As he admits, "I didn't get fancy with the scissors or the lens" and intentionally did long more static appearing shots to not take away from the content.

Classical and historic are sometimes honored by the Academy and so many issues with Congress make this very timely right now.Though Spielberg has won twice for Best Director he was snubbed in the beginning also.

In the Best Supporting roles: Tommy Lee Jones for "Lincoln" and Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables," remain the anticipated front runners also and should win. Hopefully Oscar does not land on Sally Field who did do a good job as Mary Lincoln, but threw under the bus, her first Oscar for, "Norma Rae" with her second Oscar speak for "Places in the Heart" with her infamous, "You like me.

You really like me!!" Yes we do and two Oscars are enough.The real horse race remains around the Best Actress Award. Who should win, this Reviewer believes, is Naomi Watts but she probably won't and at least not for this film. She remains a dark horse though she been nominated several times. Watts has shown such a diverse range from "Mulholland Drive" to "21 Grams" to "The Painted Veil," "Eastern Promise" and others.

Jessica Chastain should win, and hopefully will win for her role in the controversial but acclaimed "Zero Dark Thirty," though the films Director Kathryn Bigelow was not nominated.

Though deserving it is unlikely that Emmuelle Riva will win for the critically acclaimed, "Amour," though that will probably win for "Best Foreign Film." The Academy does not usually go to people who do not speak English as their first language. Catherine Denueve has not won an Oscar, for so many roles, including the Oscar winning "Indochine."

Although Jennifer Lawrence for the popular, "Silver Linings Playbook" may steal the award. But as Oscar can always be surprising, there could be upsets, as for Stephen Boyd in, "The Oscar."

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