Tired of awards season yet? Of course you’re not: Not with the Academy Awards – the pinnacle of all things Hollywood – just days away!
This Sunday’s ceremony is sure to be full of surprises, since this year is one of the most wide open races in recent memory. There’s sure to be upsets – and more than a few headline-worthy moments on the red carpet – and we’ll be TV watching and live blogging every single moment.
Look, we all know Best Actor is a lock – love you, Daniel Day-Lewis – but how about Best Actress? Will Tommy Lee Jones actually crack a smile if he wins the Best Supporting Actor trophy?
Will “Argo” steal Best Picture away from “Lincoln,” which was once thought to be the film to beat?
Then there’s our LoHud locals: We’re especially rooting for underdog director Behn Zeitlin, the Hastings-on-Hudson native whose indie film, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” is up for four awards. He’s up against Larchmont’s Ang Lee, who helmed “Life of Pi,” in the Best Director category.
Mount Vernon native Denzel Washington will be in the house, too. He’s nominated as Best Actor for “Flight,” though he’s considered a long shot to win.
Cynthia Wade, who grew up in Crugers, is also a contender in the Documentary Short Form category for her 39-minute film, “Mondays at Racine,” about a Long Island hair salon that opens its doors every month to women with cancer.
So won’t you join us at LoHud Lowdown on Sunday? We kick off the festivities right here at 6 p.m., but in the meantime, here’s a little treat: It’s a clip of Seth McFarlane on the biggest challenge he faces as the Oscar host.
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We can’t wait…hope to see you then!