Oscar Giveaway – Day 5

Today is the big category: “Best Picture”

In the last few years, whenever they went from having 5 movies to 10 movies in this category, I think they’ve had to struggle to come up with them. Let’s face it, Hollywood barely makes 10 good movies a year, let alone 10 that are good enough to win an Oscar. But hey, I only saw two; The Help and Midnight in Paris. Maybe all of the movies are really great, and I’ll eventually see them  thanks to Netflix.

Isn’t going to the movies great and a total rip off at the same time? I love the whole experience of sitting in the dark, in a big theater with great sound, shoveling junk into my mouth until I feel sick…I love it! But it really is ridiculously expensive (14.00 in some theaters), which I don’t mind paying for when I love the movie. But nothing chaps my ass more than to pay that amount for the movie, plus the over-priced treats, and then the movie sucks.  Can you say “Hangover Part 2”?

1.) What is your Oscar prediction for “Best Picture”?

(Nominees: Hugo, The Artist, The Help, War Horse, The Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Money Ball, War Horse and The Descendants)

I’m trying to decide between The Artist and The Descendants because those two won the Golden Globes. I could see Hollywood going with The Artist because it’s all “creative” being silent and what not. But Hollywood really loves their dramas, where someone like Clooney has to step up and deliver a “powerful, emotional” performance, which means he probably cries in it.  

I think I’ll go with The Descendants, and when I finally see it, it better be good and not depressing because if it depresses me, then I’ll get pissed and say it sucked and shouldn’t have won the Oscar.




2. ) Why do people like Harry Potter and Twilight?  (seriously)

Contest Rules:

Each day there will be two Oscar-related questions. Post your answers in the comment section. Each comment is an entry into the giveaway. At the end of the week a winner will be chosen at random. The contest will conclude on Saturday 2/25. You get extra entries for posting Death to Hollywood – the Contest on Facebook or Twitter, and “liking” the Death to Hollywood page on Facebook.

1. You have to be at least 18 years old to enter (that’s for legal reasons. We do NOT want minors winning a prize)

2. You have to live in the United States because I think shipping internationally is a hassle.

3. You have to answer two Oscar related questions as a comment on the blog.

4. It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen any of the nominated movies (most of them probably suck anyway)

Tomorrow I announce the winner!! Have a great Friday 🙂

About Death To Hollywood

My name is Celeste Donohue and I am a writer/comedian who started this blog to tell stories about my life growing up in a funeral home and my adult life which I have spent in Hollywood, California – hence the name, “Death To Hollywood”. Hopefully, you like to read those kinds of stories. If not, go read something serious and boring.....
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12 Responses to Oscar Giveaway – Day 5

  1. flip sanborn says:

    war horse,,to escape from reality

  2. The elder sister says:

    1. Probably the silent one will get it because, like Susie said, Hollywood will think it’s so clever since they’ve already done it but it was a long time ago and they think people have forgotten it was done already( the silent thing)

    2. What better way to escape reality than to watch a possible alternate reality that runs parallel to the reality we’re trying to escape! And personally I do fantasize about casting a spell so my house cleans itself, dinner cooks itself, and I really fantasize about casting bad spells on mean people!

  3. barskii says:

    1. War Horse, because it is unconditional Love in the Story.

    2. I have never seen a Harry Potter show or movie, & never been in a real casino???
    Have I missed something??? ha ha ha 🙂

  4. Robynne says:

    1. “The Descendants” because if “The Artist” wins the studios will realize that they don’t need writers if there’s no dialogue, and they can use CGI actors instead of real ones because they don’t have to match the lip flaps to the audio track. So, no writers or actors are gonna vote for that one. And Hollywood loves George.

    2. People love Harry Potter because J.K. Rowling knows how to tell a good story. People love the Twilight stuff because Bella proves that you can get all fascinating guys if you are the most boring, whiny and self-centered girl on the planet, and people know they can be good at that.

  5. mdonohue says:

    Good movies are hard to come by,so I hope whoever wins,has done a good job.Luck to all.My pick is “The Help” Love,Mom

  6. Josephine says:

    I have to say best picture pick is a toughy.

    I am going to go with what is probably a long shot and pick War Horse, mostly because with all of the strife in the world today, wars and rumors of wars, this movie is set against the backdrop of a war that we won.

    As someone who has always read and enjoyed fantasy, horror, etc., I think the appeal of Harry Potter is in its creation of an entire, cohesive world with a strong internal logic. The worst part of it is J.K. Rowling, whom I loathe.

    “Twilight,” although I hate it, is appealing to the age group because it is all about sex, without explicitly stating it (that’s in all vampire stories) and the dangers of sex are all masked with the vampire/werewolf stuff. I read the first book because my daughter wanted me to and it was set in Forks where we lived for awhile, so that was interesting.

    But, oh my god!, she is such a nosebleed (no pun intended) and, as a matter of fact, so is the damn vampire, (although that would kill him, right?)

    And all the appeal of him for her? If you read the book or see the movie, he is attracted to her because of how she SMELLS, so that means he is attracted to her because she smells like FOOD and that is just disgusting.

  7. Katy M says:

    1. The Artist is going to win Best Picture.

    2. I think when people read a book they feel a special connection to it. I have to think that’s why people are so insane about these series.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  8. Julie H. says:

    1) I am picking “Hugo”, but only because it is the only one I have seen,
    2) I have never been into fantasy/vampire movies myself… but..everyone has different tastes.. it would be a really boring world if we all liked the same things!

  9. Jessica F says:

    1) The Artist, but seriously I have no desire at all to see this movie and I did not think The Descendants was that great. This year sucks!!
    2) Harry Potter I can get but Twilight?? I agree with someone above, people like it because it proves that you can still get a hot guy if you are boring and clingy.

  10. Kris says:

    1. The Help because i saw the movie and loved it! I heard Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was excellent……who really knows what politics are happening in the movie industry right now and will dictate the winner…..kind of like the presidency:)

    2. It is like a movie soap opera that you wait for the next movie to come out and fulfill your expectations…..a dream? A fantasy? An escape? Reality? Keeps us coming back for more…..

  11. Luke Hanbury says:

    I’m guessing The Actor, and I have no real desire to see that flim… but I guess I will. I’m hoping for the Descendants, though.

    As far as Harry Potter goes, I saw a couple of those movies and found the effects pretty entertaining, even if the story didn’t really do it for me. As far as Twilight goes… you got me darlin. Mass hysteria maybe?

  12. Theresa says:

    The Help. The entire cast was excellent.

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