The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

It’s Oscar night and I can’t wait! I’ve seen some, not all of the nominated films and performances. Will you watch?

So, I’m doing a giveaway. All you have to do is comment with ONE movie that you loved this year. It doesn’t have to be an Academy award-nominated film, or your favorite. It can be a movie you hated, but in your comment, say whether you liked it or not and why.

All comments must be up by 7:00pm EST. I’m giving away an Amazon gift card for you to purchase a book or a movie (or whatever).


Make Your Oscar Picks! (There’s a Prize)

I really wanted to post this yesterday, but I’m working on edits for “Chocolate Fondue,” and time slipped away. So, it’s Saturday morning, and you have until NOON (EST) on SUNDAY (tomorrow) to post your picks in the comment section below.  The person who comes closest to picking the winners will win a $20 Amazon gift card. If there’s a tie, I’ll use to choose.

So – here are the nominees. Pick ONE from each category.


  1. Amour
  2. Argo
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  4. Django Unchained
  5. Les Miserables
  6. Life of Pi
  7. Lincoln
  8. Silver Linings Playbook
  9. Zero Dark Thirty


  1. Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  2. Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  3. Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
  4. Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
  5. Denzel Washington (Flight)


  1. Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  2. Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  3. Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
  4. Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  5. Naomi Watts (The Impossible)


  1. Alan Arkin (Argo)
  2. Robert DeNiro (Silver Linings Playbook)
  3. Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  4. Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
  5. Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)


  1. Amy Adams (The Master)
  2. Sally Field (Lincoln)
  3. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
  4. Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
  5. Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)


  1. Michael Haneke (Amour)
  2. Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  3. Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
  4. Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
  5. David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)

That’s it. Just those six categories. You can pick by just typing in the number if you want. Good luck and enjoy the Oscars!