Over the last few years, Sharon and I have enjoyed working our way through the Oscar nominated films and then watching the Academy Awards show. Hopefully, we will be able to host an Academy Awards party again some day!
This year, I ended up picking three of five major categories correctly, including Best Picture (Nomadland), Actor in a Supporting Role (Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah) and Actress in a Supporting Role (Yuh-jung Youn, Minari). I incorrectly bet on Chadwick Bosemen for Actor in a Leading Role and Andra Day for Actress in a Leading Role. Frankly, I thought that both Hopkins and Ahmed had stronger performances than Boseman, but I thought that they would award Boseman the trophy posthumously. Given that the shows producers moved the Best Actor category to the end, I think they also thought that Boseman was going to win! I knew the Best Actress category was a toss up, but thought that Day had a very strong performance.
Sharon was very unhappy with Frances McDormand's Best Actress win. When we watched the Nomadland, Sharon was very vocal about not liking the movie. She was apoplectic when McDormand won. As McDormand said during the show, I think that Sharon would have liked the movie more if we had seen it on a big screen.