Who’s In and Who’s Going to Win At the Oscars

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Does “Django Unchained” have a realistic shot for Best Picture?
If you watched all the awards shows from Golden Globes to now there is tremendous amount of love for Ben Affleck and for “Argo.” I thought “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Lincoln” would be the superior films but people loved “Argo.” If “Argo” doesn’t win Best Picture on Sunday that would be the biggest upset, since it’s won everything. It could happen but it’s very rare, and I don’t think any of the 8 other nominated films can pull off the upset.

Should we look for any other Black people at the Oscars or is this another whiteout year?
“Searching for Sugar Man,” the documentary about the mysterious musician Rodriguez who became a cult figure in South Africa has a Black man behind it but not a Black American, a black African. There’s not a lot of brown in this year’s show but that’s not atypical.

Is there anything special planned that we can look forward to in this year’s Oscar telecast?
They’re going to pay tribute to the 50th year of James Bond. Everybody likes Bond -Black, white, green, yellow, etcetera. They’re going to bring back all the Bonds and that’s going to be a very sexy and amazing piece, probably with Adele singing. I also just got a tweet yesterday that they’re planning some huge end of show thing that they won’t go in to. If you’re Black it might not be must-see TV, but it’s must-peek TV. Just peek at it from time to time over the course of three hours.

Between presenters Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah, who will take the red carpet battle this year?
I’m going to go out on a limb and say Halle Berry will be spectacular at the Oscars this Saturday. Queen Latifah will find something that complements her shape and look fantastic and Jennifer Hudson, who’s slimmed down in a way that’s almost scary will look fantastic but Halle Berry always shows up on the red carpet.

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