OK Here we go! It's the night I've waited for all year, every year, since I was old enough to know who GRETA GARBO was--did I mention we share a birthday? Yes. It's true. I'm 105 years old.
HEREWITH MY PREDICTIONS in the top six categories for the 82nd annual OSCARS this Sunday night on ABC at 8PM!!! But first, you can LISTEN to my Oscar predictions tonight 8-9PM on WBZ RADIO 1030 on NIGHTSIDE with Bradley Jay (filling in for Dan Rea). Then, listen through the weekend on WBZ RADIO 1030 as Diane Stern and I talk about the Oscars.
Three of these categories are a lock, three are up for grabs.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz as a diabolically well-spoken Nazi in "Inglourious Basterds."
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo'Nique as the abusive mother in "Precious."
BEST ACTOR: Jeff Bridges as a booze-soaked, over-the-hill country western singer in "Crazy Heart."
UP FOR GRABS:
BEST ACTRESS: Meryl Streep for her rib-tickling, rib-sticking performance as queen of the kitchen Julia Child in "Julie & Julia." Streep will and should beat out the adorable Sandra Bullock who was wonderful in THE BLIND SIDE, but let's not confuse a popular performance with an Oscar caliber performance.
BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker." She triumphed in an implosive character-driven apolitical thriller about the ripple effects of war on human beings. She will and should be the first woman to win in this category. I will take great pleasure in seeing her beat out her ex--husband "Avatar" director James Cameron.
BEST PICTURE:"The Hurt Locker" which should beat out the big-budget technological leviathon that is James Cameron's baby. The self-described "king of the world" will topple to the Queen.
Now let's see what happens Sunday night. JOIN ME as I tweet through the OSCARS beginning with the red carpet coverage! I will be watching and tweeting all night! Come tweet with me as we luxuriate in the spectacle of all those stars decked out on the red carpet, and biting their fingernails inside the Kodak Theater on the biggest movie night of the year!!
Just click on my twitter link below my picture!