As I note in our webcam chat below, Chris Rosen (HuffPo) is one of my favorite Oscarologists because he loves to dance on the edge when making daredevil Oscars predictions. This year he foresees Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper“) bagging Best Actor. Crazy, you say?
Well … listen to our chat before you drop a net over poor Chris and haul him off to the funny house (and then make your prediction at the bottom of this post). We don’t know how formidable Cooper is as a contender. He wasn’t nominated against Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything“) or Michael Keaton (“Birdman“) at the Golden Globes or SAG Awards. “Sniper” came out so late in the derby that it’s only now emerging as a serious dark-horse contender. Remember: Oscar voters adore Cooper. They nominated him for the past three years in a row when most of our “Experts” failed to predict he’d nab a bid. Are we making the mistake of underestimating him again?
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