The New Academy Darlings

I posted like crazy in the past 5 days, so I’ll be keeping it short today. Obviously, the Oscars were last night and most of the results did not come as a surprise to many of us. I’m thrilled to say that my top 4 picks won (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture) [It’s true: check out my Oscar posts for acting, directing, and picture]. I’m beyond happy that Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin won Best Actress and Best Actor. They were both wonderful in their respective films.

Perhaps Entertainment Weekly spoke too soon.*

*I loved Clooney and Davis in their films, but I loved Streep and Dujardin even more. 

13 thoughts on “The New Academy Darlings

    • Ha, thanks! It’s rare that people I actually WANT to win, win. So in this case, it was more satisfying having the people I want to win actually win, than having my guesses be right. I’m sure I’ll get it all wrong this year 🙂


  1. Great post, although I’m not sure that Streep counts as a “new” Academy darling, since she’s been nominated so many times. Still, I was happy to see her win during my Oscar-watching years, even if I would have liked to see Viola Davis more.

    I’m really happy that Dujardin won, even though I was still predicting Clooney.


    • Haha, very true. It took me forever to come up with a post title that I was content with. Although I personally wouldn’t consider Streep an Academy darling – for being nominated so many times, she’s hardly won any.

      Same here! I actually thought Dujardin would take it with The Artist getting such a great plug everywhere and with Dujardin winning most of the Best Actors awards at other ceremonies. Clooney’s a great prediction though, especially so early! He was definitely near the top of my list to win, although Dujardin was at the very top. Thanks for commenting!


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