Beasts of the Southern Wild had been on my queue for the past few months and I was finally able to watch it right before the Oscars premiered. I did not know much about the film; all I knew was that it was getting great reviews, took place in a fictional bayou territory by New Orleans and starred newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis as a girl named Hushpuppy. This alone had me hooked and excited as I sat down to watch the film. However, I was a little disappointed by the time the credits rolled.
Ang Lee now has two Oscar wins (Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi) to his name and has established himself as one of the top directors around. For whatever reason, I did not get around to seeing Life of Pi until just recently and I seriously regret not being able to see this movie in theaters. I even regret not being able to see this movie in 3D. Ang Lee proved that he could adapt an ‘unadaptable’ book and was able to capture the wonderful journey of faith.
The 85th Academy Awards (now renamed The Oscars) take place Sunday night beginning at 8 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. PST), but red carpet coverage begins live at 7 p.m. EST.
Below are my predictions for who will win in each of the 24 categories that the academy has selected this year. Check them on below…