I am not in any way shape or form an Oscar pundit who meticulously follows the statistics of who will and won’t be nominated for an Oscar. I take guesses and much of the time my guesses align themselves with the outcomes, but that’s due largely to the overall predictability of the game. However, it rarely lessens my enjoyment of awards season despite becoming less and less enthralled with the resulting winners. Each year I hope for my personal favorite indie darling or lesser seen actress to break through, and often they don’t. So, in anticipation of the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow, here are the actors, films and directors I would choose if I had a ballot to vote.
Allyson is a New England based writer, who has been a film critic since 2012. She is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, and the Online Film Critics Society, along with being a Tomatometer approved critic on Rotten Tomatoes. Her writing can also be found at CambridgeDay.com, ThePlaylist.net, VagueVisages.com, RogerEbert.com, TheMarySue.com and elsewhere.