3rd Annual Death to Hollywood Oscar Giveaway Contest – Day 4


Hello Hollywood players and hopeful winners!

First, I want to thank you all for entertaining me with your comments and predictions. According to your comments, the Best Actor is up for grabs, along with Best Supporting Actor and Actress. I think it’s going to be a good show this year, at least it better be, because every year I get so excited, a little drunk, and then it’s boring! The red carpet arrivals are my favorite part because it gives you enough time to really judge everyone properly, the clothes, the hair, and listen to the interviewers ask the celebrities stupid questions.

Today’s category is for Best Original Screenplay. This category is important because it is the movie writer’s idea and the movie writer’s story, as opposed to Adapted Screenplay, where they get the story from a book or somewhere. That also takes great writing talent, but I like this category better. And most importantly, any good movie starts with good writing. So here we go…..

1.Who is your Oscar prediction for Best Original Screenplay?

American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen

Dallas Buyers Club – Craig Borten and Melisa Wallick

Her – Spike Jonze

Nebraska – Bob Nelson

My 2 cents: American Hustle was good, but I didn’t think the story was all that compelling. I always love Woody Allen’s writing but I liked Midnight in Paris better, so I don’t think he’ll win for this one. Dallas Buyers Club is a definite contender in my opinion. I didn’t see Her, although I want to and I usually like Spike Jonze, so if this wins, I’m okay with that. And I didn’t see Nebraska, so I don’t have an opinion on this one.

I’ll tell you what I do have an opinion on;  BEST ORIGINAL SONG!

If Pharrell Williams doesn’t win for the song “Happy”, I’m not going to be happy!  If you haven’t heard it….


The 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 3/1. You get extra entries for posting Death to Hollywood on Facebook or Twitter, and “liking” the Death to Hollywood page on Facebook. The prize is always a surprise and Hollywood/Oscar related.

1. You have to be at least 18 years old to enter (that’s for legal reasons)

2. You have to live in the United States because I don’t ship internationally, sorry.

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 or if you get the questions right.

5. No purchase necessary (not that there’s anything to buy… legally I have to say it)


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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8 Responses to 3rd Annual Death to Hollywood Oscar Giveaway Contest – Day 4

  1. Kal says:

    Hmmm … the rules say I have to answer two questions, but you only asked one. So, for Question 1 I’ll answer Spike Jonze, as it already won the Golden Globe screenplay award.

    For my second answer, I’m saying “A three-way tie between Charlize Theron, Pauly Shore and the ghost of Roger Ebert” … and leaving it up to you to provide the correct Oscar-themed question.

    • Jimmy! says:

      What is a killer skeez (“Monster”), a chillin’ weaz (“Bio-Dome) and a master of thrilling sleaze (“Beyond the Valley of the Dolls”)?

  2. Susie says:

    Question 1- American Hustle; like the fact that it was loosley based on ABSCAM (good ol’Philly corruption vs NJ) and I think David O.Russell is a genius and while Woody Allen maybe a genius he is also an alleged (I have to type that so i dont get sued but we all know) pedophile pisses me off.

    2- you didnt ask but alluded to Best Original Song – LOVE Happy and Despicable Me 2( fun fact my 4 yr old niece Ella yelled at the screen when Gru & Lucy were going to kiss “This is a kids movie, none of that stuff”, I about peed my pants)…however bet U2 walks away with it and we get treated to another preachy speech from Bono

  3. Jimmy! says:

    1) Best Original Screenplay : “Her” (Although if I got Joaquin Phoenix on the phone — I would ask him to pay me back for the three hours it took to watch “The Master” — three hours I will never get back.

    2) Best Song : “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” And you know Celeste, if you are so mad about your Minions being denied a statuette, well maybe you can steal the moon or something!!!

  4. Kris says:

    I really don’t have much time to write tonight, as I am preparing for the rain storm heading into LA tomorrow!! I am really hoping it doesn’t interfere with the Oscars, otherwise we will never know the correct answers to all of these questions 🙂

    1. I liked all of them and feel that they all deserve some kind of award.
    I’ll go with Dallas Buyers Club, but I think American Hustle will take it!

  5. John Huerta says:

    My Pick For Best Screenplay is-Her
    and For Best Original Son-is- ” Let it Go” from Frozen

  6. Josephine says:

    Well, I missed this yesterday so I am out of the running but I still want to play, so there!

    I know there is a lot of buzz around her, but I will go with Dallas Buyer’s Club. As for song, I agree with Happy!

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