Will the Oscar be decided by looks again?

March 5, 2010

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Blog Guy, as a Hollywood insider, who do you think will get Best Actor at the Oscars this weekend?

oscars clooney 260 thisI 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.

oscars bullock streep 260I 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.

No kidding?

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….

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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

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Sigh…. George Clooney…. that guy looks yummm however much he tries to distort his looks….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

That shot of Jeff Bridges is amazing … sigh …

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

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Please get started on the most vowel thing. You can’t leave me hanging like that.

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

MMMMMMmmmmgood…Colin Firth! That makes is gorgeous and sexy no matter what goofy face he is making!

Posted by beachbum | Report as abusive

George “Worst Batman EVER” Clooneys skin also looks greasier than a Big Mac and large fries.

And what, we don’t get to see the female nominees big.. smiles? Unless they are prepping by having their… smiles… sprayed down with a water hose. ;)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

What? No votes for Esai Morales for sexyest man alive?

Forsooth!,
y fellow female lusters disappoint me.

Posted by Antoinette | Report as abusive

Sorry, Antoinette – but I’m sure Bob is happy to know that even guys as old as Jeff Bridges are still hot to somebody!

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

Girl on girl…always cool ;-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Unless it happens to be your girlfriend with your mother I guess, fwd. :)

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Or your Granny and her twin sister…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Hopefully, Mr. T needs is working out. If you’ve seen the video game adverts on the tele, you can see that he has manboobs! Perhaps he should be called Mr. “C.”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

@knit & cow girl: EVEN then ! am sucha perv you know…I’d still say “cool” :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

fwd! you are impossible, man!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

How about some nice VS models? Or some nice voters in Ukraine?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

And here I thought we had established that VS models are not real women… but emanciated versions of real women….
MEN!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Guess I missed the “p”….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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