And… this is a category that I really don’t care about. But we need to move past it so that we can be done with the short categories. Also I realize i’m late on this, but I’ll hopefully be able to post a second Let’sPredict later in the day. Friday was a busy day for me. Summaries are taken from Entertainment Weekly,
5th Most Likely To Win: Butter Lamp
First of all, could you imagine somebody opening up the envelope and saying, “And the Oscar goes to… Butter Lamp.” It just sounds dumb, you know? It seems like a one-trick pony. It’s just a photographer taking pictures of people in front of odd backdrops. That just seems a little too simple
4th Most Likely To Win: Parvaneh
A seamstress, who’s also an immigrant, tries to send money to her family, but can’t. I don’t know, this just really doesn’t seem like something that’s strong enough to actually win the Oscar.
3rd Most Likely To Win: Aya
So, this lady is at an airport to to pick up a friend, and this guy comes and he thinks she’s his driver. And she decides to play along. Seems like it’s good, but I don’t think it has the emotional impact that usually wins in this category.
2nd Most Likely To Win: The Phone Call
This is considered to be the best acted of the nominees. Sally Hawkins plays an operator at a depression hotline, and she gets a call from a widower played by Jim Broadbent. It sounds good on paper, but star power isn’t usually what they go with here. They usually go with something that has a little more simplicity. Something like…
MY PREDICTED WINNER: Boogaloo and Graham
This is about these two kids in a third world country who have pet chickens from their father, but mother wants to get rid of them, I’ve seen the trailer, this looks like something that wins this category. I don’t know, it involves the two things that Oscar voters love in this category – third world countries and children. I’d say this is your winner.
I haven’t seen any of these shorts, so no personal ballot from me.