City Pulse

By Charu Suri

It’s Oscars time again. And everyone’s eyes and ears will be tuned in on that favorite of cities…Los Angeles. It’s about time Hollywood moved over to the East Coast. Let’s face it, folks, New York has everything to offer: cuisine, clothes, the four seasons…and yet we can’t seem to host one freakin’ silver screen event. The S.A.G. Awards? Not a chance. It’s the Screen Actors guild, and that belongs in tinsel town. The Golden Globes? Nah. Golden, remember? Not the Frosty Globes. The Emmys? Nope. So what does New York have?

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Premiers. Perhaps the MTV Awards. But THAT….ladies and gentlemen…is IT. I think something should be done about this void. We have celebrities purchasing real estate in New York, hosting parties like The Great Gatsby in the Hamptons, and being spotted in Starbucks cafes in the city. So who’s stopping them from gracing the red carpet in Lincoln Center? Of course, you might have to close the entire city down because traffic and security will be sky high, but for a glimpse of Drew Barrymore or Cate Blanchette showing up in strapless gowns and collecting their awards…it’s worth it, baby!

OK, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let me focus on the real story. Who’s gonna be clutching that golden statue come February, and who will be practicing their smiles of gracious defeat? We think we’ve got the inside track on all the winners this year, so listen up. The nominees of this year’s Academy Awards and BeautyNews’ predictions in the major categories are:

Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
To play Idi Amin? That’s chutzpah baby!

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Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
Alan Arkin and heroin-addiction are as fun a combo as salt and peppa.

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Best Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Apologies to Meryl Streep. It’s just not gonna happen.

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Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
American Idol finalists are now expected to act? Whoa!

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Best Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
If man can walk on the moon, then Scorsese can get an Oscar. It’s about time, we say!

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Best Picture: Little Miss Sunshine
I can see this with my family, folks. I think my niece fell asleep during Babel.

To see the complete nominee list, visit http://www.oscars.com/nominees/?pn=list

Originally published January 2007
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