Yesterday was the first annual ‘Canada’s Stars of the Awards Season in Los Angeles’ and it had a fantastic turnout. Considering the winter that’s going on up there its really no surprise that stars were eager to make the trip down to hollywood and its 40º(Celsius) temperature upgrade. We talked to over 30 Canadian actors, directors, and film industry elite to see if we could come up with “Canada’s choice” for the Best Picture Oscar. Along the way we learned a few things: 1) Canadians love to bet on the Oscars 2) Norman Jewison is great (but I guess we knew that) 3) Just because you are part of the film industry and you are in L.A. for Oscar weekend DOES NOT make you immune to absolutely butchering the name of a best picture nominee….
We will find out Sunday but this seems to me like a fairly accurate shakedown of how Academy votes may be skewed. You can check out our predictions for best picture here. For the record the final count was “12 Years a Slave” with 8, “The Wolf
At The Door of Wall Street” with 4, “Dallas Buyers Club” and “American ShuffleHustle” with 3, and “Gravity” and “Her” with 1 each. Nobody voted for “Captain Phillips”, “Nebraska”, or “Philomena” but the latter two got a shout out from Norman Jewison.
Storm Watch 2014
The second wave of the #aquaticvortex has hit and alarmingly the hashtag seems to have been upgraded to #rainpocalypse…..
Best of all, Jimmy Kimmell was back to his old tricks whipping up the very best clips of LA reporters making fools of themselves.
Keep checking back to myetvmedia for more oscar updates right up to the big show.