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The Academy Awards are tonight and I'm completely excited. Out of all the awards' ceremonies that air one after the other, I only focus on the Emmys and the Oscars. I feel that these awards define the best-of-the-best and all the ceremonies before were just the considerations towards the end shows. I can't wait to see who wins tonight in all the categories but I usually only focus on the main five: best leading actor, best supporting actor, best leading actress, best supporting actress and best picture. Sometimes I also care about best animated film and best original song. They're have been controversies in the past about whether or not a specific individual should have won the award but we're not in the Academy so we can't really make a difference. Going a long the lines of my opinion, here is who I think should win the awards for the main five categories listed above:

NOTE: I will only upload the picture of who I WANT to win. I will include who I think the Academy will award the Oscar to in the paragraph as well.

Who I WANT to win: Colin Firth (The King's Speech) or James Franco (127 Hours)
Who I THINK will win: Colin Firth (The King's Speech)

The reason that I think that Colin Firth will win tonight is that in the last couple of weeks, there has been HUGE buzz about his performance. Even the commercials for this movie have been expressing his performance and this is the type of film that just draws Oscar buzz. The newspapers are declaring him a winner, people I work with loved this movie, and I feel that he'll be picking up the statue tonight. I'd love it if he won because what I've seen of him in this film has been amazing though I'd be happy if James Franco won also since 127 Hours just touched my heart for the main character who suffered so much.

Who I WANT to win: Mark Ruffalo (The Kid's Are Alright)
Who I THINK will win: Jeremy Renner (The Town) or Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)

My feeling is that this year for the Best Supporting Actor, the award will go to a previous nominated actor. I loved the concept of 'The Kid's Are Alright' and thought that it was a great movie but I'm not sure if he will be given the Oscar due to the fact that even though the movie is being presented as an underground hit, just like that of Juno and Precious, this film may not get the recognition it deserved. The Town and The King's Speech both are the buzz for winners at this year's Academy Awards so I wouldn't be surprised if either Jeremy Renner or Geoffrey Rush walked away with the idol tonight.

Who I WANT to win: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Who I THINK will win: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

This is the award that I would be incredibly disappointed if Natalie Portman doesn't walk away with. I was hesitant to watch the film, not expecting what I would see, but it proved me wrong and became one of the surprise hits. Portman's performance was amazing and I loved watching her character go from a self-controlled good girl to a destructive bad girl that ultimately destroyed her mind and body. I have the feeling that Hollywood also loved her performance and that she will be getting the award tonight. The other nominees also did a good job on their films but Portman is the only one who really sustained the Oscar buzz.

Who I WANT to win: Amy Adams (The Fighter)
Who I THINK will win: Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)

This is for the same reason as before. The King's Speech has attracted a lot of Oscar buzz this year and Carter has the acting chops to win the award this year. I feel that people might not vote most of the people I have listed above due to the fact that the same people may look down upon the same winners from the movie. I think she might get the award but I am really hoping that Amy Adams takes it because I've continually been impressed by her body of work and hope that she claims the Oscar this time around.

Who I WANT to win: Black Swan
Who I THINK will win: The King's Speech

My choice is going to be completely different from who I think will get the award tonight. You've all pretty much figured out how I think the Academy will go tonight so I won't delve into that chestnut anymore. The reason that I want Black Swan to win tonight because I feel like this movie broke all expectations from everyone who watched it. It was a new type of movie that people experienced and left everyone in awe struck of how great it was. I'm happy that it's been recognized and nominated for the award but I don't think it will win tonight because sometimes originality isn't truly awarded compared to a biopic.

Agree or Disagree with my choices? Well then find out tonight and see who will be the lucky winners at the 83rd Academy Awards. Maybe I'll be psychic and get them all right? Crossing my fingers that happens but let's wish our favourites the best of luck!
Everybody loves music; whether it's fast or slow, upbeat or emo, and everything in between. I've decided to start a new feature post on this blog called "Tuesday Tunes." On Tuesdays, I will choose three videos from YouTube whether they're parodies, artist's videos, movie/music/TV performances, or anything else with an undertone of music (even if it's just in the background) that catches my interest. I will then post those three videos here for you all to see. If you have your own suggestions for what types of videos you'd like to see for the following week, post your comments below and see if your video makes the Top 3. 

The three videos I've chosen to highlight for the first week are:

  1. "Black Sheep" by Metric (performance at Comic-Con)
  2. "Heads Will Roll" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  3. "Bass Down Low" by Dev

I may be busy most of these recent days but I want all of you around the world to know that I'm still here and ready to make posts. Thank you all for reading my posts and enjoying my articles. Can't wait to write more posts for all of you.
I'm a huge television buff. I've got my growing list of favourite shows, whether they're comedies, dramas, or even reality shows that I can't stop watching. However, sometimes when I really start to get into a new show, the network decides to pull the plug.

The following shows are a few programs that I've enjoyed in the past that were either cancelled before their storylines were resolved, weren't renewed for another season, or finished their plot without any notion whether a new series would be coming up with a similar premise.

1. Tru Calling
Aired: 2003 - 2005

I don't think many people really saw the potential. While it only aired for two seasons (cancelled 6th episode into the 2nd season), I felt that Eliza Dushku really showed off her acting skills. The plot was easy to handle: Tru Davies (Dushku) had to relive the same day over when a dead body would ask her for help to try and save their life. It was a perfect mix of real life issues with a supernatural feel. Too bad people got to miss out on the further storylines of where the show could have taken her character.

2. Point Pleasant
Aired: 2005

Another FOX network casualty, Point Pleasant had the potential to bring supernatural drama to its peak. Though of all the episodes had already been filmed for the first season and were aired in parts around the world, the network choose to stop airing the show after episode 8; nevertheless, the show was cancelled. The plot: Christina, a seemingly innocent girl, turns out to be the daughter of Satan and is destined to cause destruction and the end of the world.

3. Murder In Small Town X
Aired: 2001

At the beginning of the reality show phenomena, Murder in Small Town X was brought on as a summer experiment to see where the genre could go. Plot: 10 contestants are brought to a fictional town to help solve the murder of a local family before the serial killer starts to pick off the rest of the townsfolk one-by-one. Ratings were low but they weren't terrible. FOX could have reworked the show for a second season and changed the format a bit. Luckily all the episodes were aired but I felt that early on, it wasn't really given a chance to grow.

4. Reunion
Aired: 2005

The plot: each episode followed a new year between six friends that lead to their graduation night where one of them is murdered. The mystery was intriguing because you didn't find out who died until a couple of episodes in. The network cancelled the show after the initial 13 episodes and didn't make more so the mystery was never really solved. Bit of a let down, don't you think?

5. Popular
Aired: 1999 - 2001

This show had premiered at a time when I wasn't more inclined to follow shows. I didn't have the WB on my television, so unfortunately, I missed the original air-date. The plot: two alpha girls from two separate social sectors (the popular and indie cliques) are forced to live together and become sisters when their parents meet on a singles' cruise and get married. The jokes were hilarious, the cast was amazing and I felt that the network made a huge mistake by cancelling the show at the end of the second season.

6. Dollhouse
Aired: 2009 - 2010

Another Eliza Dushku show cancelled before its full potential. What makes this show different is that Dushku was able to get Joss Whedon on board. Unfortunately, the time slot was less than stellar and people didn't grasp the plot. Whatever the circumstances were, fans alike loved this show and fought tooth-and-nail for a second season. Too bad the second season was the last. 

Aired: 2007

DRIVE could have done well with all things considered. Only six episodes were created and the network showed four before prematurely cancelling the show. They said that it didn't deliver the ratings they were looking for, but they should have given more time and built a following before cancelling the show. The plot: people are competing in a secret cross-country race for a large sum prize while the main character is playing the race to find his missing wife

8. Harper's Island
Aired: 2009

I was immediately drawn into the show when I saw a strange promo airing on Global. The plot: a wedding on a remote island off Seattle is interrupted when a serial starts to pick off the guests and island residents. Luckily, all 13 episodes were created and aired on TV so we got to experience the entire storyline and anticipation for who would be killed off next. The reason it's on the list is because of the uncertainty of another series with the same concept. I don't mean the wedding on the island, but the scenario where one of 25 main cast in the series would be the killer and someone from the list (or more) would be killed off each episode. Hopefully CBS agrees to do another series but right now I'm just crossing my fingers.

9. Kyle XY
Aired: 2006 - 2009

Just like Popular, I never got to see this show during its original air-date. I just finished watching through the three seasons and I can't believe that the network choose to end it. The plot: a mysteriously boy without a bellybutton is found walking the streets by as the story develops it turns out he is an incredible experiment that can do amazing abilities. Even though some of the concepts were science-fiction, the show was grounded in real issues with the main character Kyle  adjusting to his new life.

10. Melrose Place
Aired: 2009 - 2010

This is the most recent cancellation. I am always into The CW shows and instantly liked 90210 and Gossip Girl. I absolutely loved it enough that I watched the previous series from the 90s. The storylines  weren't all that great and when the murder was solved, nothing really propelled people to continue watching. The other problem: Ashlee Simpson. I had hope she could pull it off but nothing I could say could reiterate the disaster I saw on screen. I wish it was still on the air because I really loved it for its characters and the soap opera/drama genre but I agree that there would need to be some improvements.