Students discuss upcoming academy award show frontrunners

By Matt Melia

Comment Staff

Travis - Photo Used under the Creative Commons License The  86th Academy Awards premiere Sunday, March 2.
Travis – Photo
Used under the Creative Commons License
The 86th Academy Awards premiere Sunday, March 2.

All eyes will be glued to the TV on Sunday night, as the 86th Academy Awards commence.

With the most reputable award show coming up fast, students at Bridgewater State University voiced their favorite picks and predictions for some of the biggest categories, and whether or not they will tune in.

Junior Alicia Perry discussed her thoughts on the award show,and who she believes deserves an Oscar.

“I probably won’t be watching [The Oscars] mostly because of my work schedule,” Perry said.

“I’ve seen it in the past and it’s really interesting just to see if who you guess is going to win actually wins.”

Perry believes that Wolf Of Wall Street should win Best Picture, and that the star of the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio deserves to win Best Actor.

“He’s talented, and it’s about time he wins this thing,” Perry said.

Many members of the press believe DiCaprio is one of the front runners for the Best Actor category, and if he wins, it would be his first Oscar in his career.

Junior Ana Lebron said she will watch the award show, and agrees that DiCaprio deserves an Oscar because of his performance in Wolf Of Wall Street

“I’d like to see Leo actually win an Oscar,” Lebron said. “Everyone’s been talking about how he’s never won and that he deserved one for Titanic, but his last movie was really awesome.”

Lebron also gave her thoughts and predictions for Best Picture, which is the most anticipated category of the award show.

“I really hope Gravity doesn’t win it because I really didn’t get the plot of that movie,” Lebron said.

“But either American Hustle or Wolf Of Wall Street; they’re both really good, and again, I want Leo to win something.”

Even though most people want to see DiCaprio win Best Actor, and Wolf Of Wall Street win Best Picture, senior Brandon Winn has other hopefuls in these two categories.

“[Dallas Buyer’s Club] was just a great, inspirational movie, and it showed a lot of passion and drive on the actors behalf,” Winn said. “It was a very different role for [Matthew McConaughey]. You don’t typically see him in something so emotional. ”

It is clear that this year’s Academy Awards ceremony will be one for the ages. Many media and press outlets, like New York Daily News, have claimed that this is one of the tightest races for Best Picture and Best Actor that they have seen in a long time.

Some of the so-called front runners for Best Picture are American Hustle, Dallas Buyer’s Club, Wolf Of Wall Street, and 12 Years A Slave.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, and Chiwetel Ejiofor are some of the nominees for Best Actor, while Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, and Cate Blanchett are just a few that are up for Best Actress.

BSU students will have to wait until Sunday night to find out if their predictions are correct when the Academy Awards start at 8:30 p.m.


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