It's almost Oscar time again and Hollywood's A-list is busy getting squirrelly wondering if they're going to make the cut. And although we all know that the race for who wins the coveted golden god is about as fair and balanced as a Fox newscast, at least we have an idea of what the Academy's predilections are. Sure, Transformers grossed over $700 million worldwide, but the silver-hairs that put in the votes are about as likely to give it Best Picture as they are to hightail it to the next Hannah Montana concert. So what does the Academy like out of its major categories? Glad you asked.
1 - Old actor, remade subject matter-something that reminds the Academy of their salad days.
2 - Not to be mistaken with being in a foreign language, which we all know decreases your chances of winning the Oscar.
3 - What, you think Forest Whitaker won The Last King of Scotland all on his own?
And the winners are La Vie en Rose and Charlie Wilson's War in a photo finish tie with six apiece. The rest of you can go home and take a nap—no need to clear away any space on your mantle just yet. Then again, this could always be the year the Academy breaks the mold and Michael Bay will get to strut his red carpet stuff. That is, assuming the writers' strike doesn't bring the whole house down anyhow.
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