Saturday, September 22, 2012


Not all of the categories are here, just because I don't feel like doing it all. Anyways, here are my predictions. Agree? Disagree? Don't care? Feel free to share your opinions.

Best Picture:

The Master
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
The Hobbit
Moonrise Kingdom
Django Unchained
Cloud Atlas
Anna Karenina/Hyde Park on Hudson/Hitchcock (I lumped these together due to an equally likely chance of nomination)


The Dark Knight Rises
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director:

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Peter Jackson, The Hobbit
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Tom Hooper, Les Miserables


Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Andy and Lana Wachowski, Cloud Atlas
Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Actor:

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Russell Crowe, Les Miserables (he could be in supporting actor, depending on whether the Academy considers Javert a lead)
Anthony Hopkins, Hitchcock


John Hawkes, The Sessions
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Clint Eastwood, Trouble With The Curve
Jaime Foxx or Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained (not sure what their positions are so I'm putting them both here)
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit (a really really long shot I know, but if it happened I would be so happy)
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress:

Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina
and......I honestly do not know. This race is the most unclear to me

Best Supporting Actor:

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Jude Law, Anna Karenina
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Alan Arkin  and/or John Goodman, Argo
Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, or Aaron Tveit, Les Miserables


Joseph Gordon-Levitt, either for Lincoln or The Dark Knight Rises
Wes Bentley, The Hunger Games (one that will likely never happen, but that I really really want)
James D'Arcy, Hitchcock

Best Supporting Actress:

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Samantha Barks, Les Miserables
Helena Bonham Carter, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Sally Field, Lincoln


Amy Adams, The Master
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Amanda Seyfried, Les Miserables

Best Animated Feature:

Rise of the Guardians

Best Original Screenplay:

Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom
The Master
Seven Psychopaths

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Anna Karenina
The Hobbit
The Dark Knight Rises (I really hope for this one)

Best Cinematography:

Les Miserables
Life of Pi
The Master
Anna Karenina
The Dark Knight Rises or Django Unchained

Best Editing:

Django Unchained
The Master
Life of Pi

Best Visual Effects:

The Dark Knight Rises
The Avengers
Life of Pi or Cloud Atlas
The Hobbit
The Amazing Spider-Man and Snow White and the Huntsman are also possibilities

Best Production Design:

Les Miserables
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit
Django Unchained
Cloud Atlas or Moonrise Kingdom

Best Costume Design:

Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
The Hobbit
Moonrise Kingdom
Mirror Mirror

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

The Hobbit
Anna Karenina

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Top 20 Favourite Mad Men Characters


I already did one of these for Game of Thrones, so I figured that I'd do one for Mad Men, another show that ranks amongst the best of all time. There are fewer characters in Mad Men, let alone characters that I like, so I'm doing a Top 20 as opposed to 25. Anyways, enjoy!

20. Betty Draper Francis
Played by: January Jones

19. Megan Calvet Draper
Played by: Jessica Pare

18. Carla
Played by: Deborah Lacey

17. Ida Blankenship
Played by: Randee Heller

16. Faye Miller
Played by: Cara Buono

15. Paul Kinsey
Played by: Michael Gladis

14. Anna Draper
Played by: Melinda Page Hamilton

13. Salvatore "Sal" Romano
Played by: Bryan Batt

12. Rachel Menken
Played by: Maggie Siff

11. Henry Francis
Played by: Christopher Stanley

10. Trudy Campbell
Played by: Alison Brie

9. Harry Crane
Played by: Rich Sommer

8. Roger Sterling (who was a lot higher on the list before Season 4)
Played by: John Slattery

7. Lane Pryce
Played by: Jared Harris

6. Ken Cosgrove
Played by: Aaron Staton

5. Bert Cooper
Played by: Robert Morse

4. Sally Draper
Played by: Kiernan Shipka


3. Margaret "Peggy" Olson
Played by: Elisabeth Moss

2. Don Draper (Dick Whitman)
Played by: Jon Hamm

1. Joan Holloway Harris
Played by: Christina Hendricks