There is something special about the Academy Awards. The glitz and glamour of the event, along with the history of the medium, make each Oscar ceremony stand out. For the first time since I started following the award circuit in 2009, I was able to see all the Best Picture nominees before the big day. And for the first time I reviewed the films on this site and can now make sound predictions. Read on to see who I think will take home Oscar tonight.
Beasts of the Southern Wild took Sundance by storm last year, then swept through the festivals picking up over 30 awards and nominations. And now the story about young Hushpuppy and her life in the Bayou are nominated for four Oscars, including best picture. The film stars newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry, and tells the story of young Hushpuppy and her many struggles with her father and the world around her. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review. Continue reading