WOODBURY - It’s the grand finale to the awards season and is considered Hollywood’s biggest night – the Academy Awards. Newsday’s film critic Rafer Guzman gives us a preview and his predictions for the Oscars this year.
Guzman feels that history will repeat itself with “Argo” taking home best picture. “I think the movie that Oscar voters responded to best was Argo; that was the most entertaining, uplifting. It showed the CIA in a good light and it showed Hollywood in [a] good light,” Guzman says.
As far as best director, Guzman says it’s an unusual year because Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow were not nominated for “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” However, he says Steven Spielberg will probably take home the award for “Lincoln.”
For best actor, Guzman feels Joaquin Phoenix should win for “Master,” but thinks Daniel Day Lewis will win for his portrayal in “Lincoln.” For supporting actor, Guzman thinks “Lincoln” will win again with Tommy Lee Jones’ portrayal of Thaddeus Stevens.
For the ladies, Guzman predicts best actress will be awarded to Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook,” while Anne Hathaway will probably win for her role in “Les Miserables.”
And some Long Islanders will be at the ceremony Sunday night. Sisters Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan are nominated for their film “Mondays at Racine,” a short documentary about their salon in Islip.