Wait ... what's that? The Oscars haven't happened yet? Voting for the winners is just beginning today? Huh. Really? Are you sure about that?
Yes, what with all those January awards shows and the fact that the motion picture academy pushed the Oscars back a week this year to avoid competing with some sporting event, it feels like we've seen just about all there is to see when it comes to the prize-winning prospects for the likes of McConaughey,
And, yet, there is indeed more to come. Academy members begin voting today with the proverbial polls closing on Feb. 25. Then the Oscars roll out the red carpet at the Dolby Theater on March 2 and, after that,
So, at this late stage of the game, what's left to watch? For starters, these three races:
Original screenplay: Is it possible that
"Hustle's" strongest shot at on Oscar lies here, though it seems to be falling behind
Original song: Having already established what song will not win, it would seem natural to assume that "Let It Go," the popular power ballad from Disney's "Frozen," will take the Oscar. But the academy is primarily comprised of older male voters, steak eaters who may well be immune to the charms of pixie ice princesses. And these classic rock listeners have an obvious alternative right there on the ballot,
The song isn't one of the band's best efforts. Not even close. But Bono has been making the rounds this awards season, being greeted like ... get this ... a rock star. He was mobbed at the Oscar luncheon earlier this week. And he has Weinstein backing him. It'd be an upset, but it's possible. If you're watching the Oscars with your 12-year-old daughter, have a box of tissues nearby, just in case.
Picture: We've already noted that after a strong start, including winning the