It appears that Oscar fever hasnt spread that widely across the campus this year: One of our reporters on Locust Walk reports that most of the students had no idea who deserved Oscars. But we did manage to find enough movie buffs with Academy Awards predictions to spot a couple of favorites: American Beauty for Best Picture and Matt Damon (The Talented Mr. Ripley) for Best Actor.
Kang, Nursing 03
I liked American Beauty, because Kevin Spacey was really good.
Johnson, Wharton 03
Matt Damon did a great job in The Talented Mr. Ripley. The movie itself wasnt any good. I guess American Beauty should win Best Picture. It actually had something to say.
Anderson, College 03
I really liked The Green Mile, the underlying themes in it.
Kucich, College 03
Jim Carrey, I think, definitely should get one for Man on the Moon.
Arora, College 03
I think Haley Joel Osment should win for Supporting Actor [for The Sixth Sense] because he did a really good job and hes a little kid. I think Kevin Spacey should win. I really liked American Beauty. I thought it was a very good movie. It was different.
Slutskaya, College/Wharton 03
I think Kevin Spacey deserves at least a nomination for Best Actor.
Chen, Wharton 02
I think Matt Damon should win something even though the movie [The Talented Mr. Ripley] wasnt that good.
Jimenez, College 01
American Beauty. I think the story was original, different. Kevin Spacey did a really good job in it.
Galuchi, College 02
I think Tom Hanks should win, and that kid from The Sixth Sense.
Henry, College 01
I liked Jodie Foster in Anna and the King.
Sarpe, College/Wharton 03
I think Denzel Washington should win for his work in The Hurricane. I also liked Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense.
McManus, College/Wharton 03
American Beauty and Being John Malkovich were great movies.
Narody, College/Wharton 03
I think Fight Club is a cool movie. I also like Magnolia and Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon.
Yu, College/Wharton 03
I think Annette Bening and Kevin Spacey should win for American Beauty.
Katie Alex & Laura Spadanuta
Originally published on February 3, 2000