|As I and everyone else predicted, Troy Kutsur wins the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for CODA|
When I posted my predictions for the 94th Academy Awards over the weekend, I speculated that I might get more wrong than I ever have before. Actually, I had a pretty good, but typical score: 19 out of 23.
For most of the last decade, there have been 24 categories, and my scores were twice 16/24, and 19/24 twice, with my lowest score being 13/24 in 2019 (the year of GREEN BOOK), and my highest score being 21/24 in 2014 (the year of BIRDMAN, though I had predicted BOYHOOD).
In 2021, they combined Sound Design and Sound Editing into just plain Sound, so of this year’s 23 categories here are the four ones I got wrong:
BEST PICTURE: My prediction: THE POWER OF THE DOG/What won: CODA.
I had told people before the show that I wouldn’t be surprised if Sian Heder’s CODA won as it was the feel-good family overcoming obstacles drama that regularly received Oscar love, but I was still going with Jane Campion’s western. Maybe because Netflix sent me this swag:
So there’s my score. Now we can go back to talking about the Chris Rock/Will Smith altercation, which I do in this post.