Will the Oscar be decided by looks again?
Blog Guy, as a Hollywood insider, who do you think will get Best Actor at the Oscars this weekend?
I don’t do predictions, but I can steer readers in a useful direction. For years, there has been a tradition that the actors with classic Hollywood good looks lose, and some goofy-looking guy wins.
Really? I had no idea!
Sure. Last year that scroungy Sean Penn won for “Milk,” beating out heartthrob Brad Pitt. A year earlier, Daniel Day-Lewis beat George Clooney and Johnny Depp, two of the sexiest men alive.
Before that, Forest Whitaker beat Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith, and a year before that, wait for it, Philip Seymour Hoffman beat Heath Ledger!
That’s an amazing perspective.
The big question this year is, can Jeff Bridges, the favorite, come off as homely enough to beat George Clooney, Colin Firth…. This is why all five nominees have been trying to look as grotesque as possible in public. Oscar depends on their ability to be totally repugnant.
I borrowed these photos from the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop, and there are plenty more like them. Readers, get out your goof-detectors and decide!
Wow! So I guess that leaves us with the question of Best Actress.
Oh, that usually goes to the actress with the biggest, uh, smile, but odd behavior is a factor, too, and they’re well aware of it.
Don’t take my word for it. Here is a recent shot of two of the Best Actress nominees making out together. Now, don’t even get me started on how Best Picture always goes to the movie with the most vowels in the title….
Goofy shots of Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth and George Clooney, REUTERS photos.
Actress Meryl Streep (L) and Sandra Bullock kiss after their tie win for best actress at the 15th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, January 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni