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I love a good awards show (by which I mean I love a really, really bad one). So I’m looking forward to the 85th annual Academy Awards with my usual anticipation. But also a fair bit of head-scratching.


Like, how could Hugh Jackman’s performance in Les Miz possibly be the biggest threat to Daniel Day Lewis winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Lincoln? That’d be like me trying to block a Michael Jordan slam dunk. Come on!

Or how has favored son of Hollywood Ben Affleck become the plucky underdog? Sure Argo’s good movie fun. But Best Picture material?  Nah.

Or whose teeth will create the greater solar flare: Supporting Actress nominee (gag) Anne Hathaway? Or host Seth MacFarlane?

Well, we’ll have plenty of time - hours of it! - to resolve these burning questions. And I do hope you’ll spend them with WBEZ at our virtual Oscar party.

I’ve invited a couple of people to my place to watch the show. I’ll be serving cocktails and live tweeting their reactions - and mine. WBEZ blogger Leah Pickett will weigh in too.

Share your surprise, disappointments and snark (and maybe a few sentimental sobs?) at #wbezoscars to join our conversation. We'll pull our favorite moments into this page too.

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