Our Oscar picks

It appears that Oscar fever hasn’t 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.

Joon Kang, Nursing ’03
“I liked ‘American Beauty,’ because Kevin Spacey was really good.”

Kyle Johnson, Wharton ’03
“Matt Damon did a great job in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley.’ The movie itself wasn’t any good. I guess ‘American Beauty’ should win Best Picture. It actually had something to say.”

Mikal Anderson, College ’03
“I really liked ‘The Green Mile,’ the underlying themes in it.”

Maggie Kucich, College ’03
“Jim Carrey, I think, definitely should get one for ‘Man on the Moon.’”

Vivek 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 he’s 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.”

Yelena Slutskaya, College/Wharton ’03
“I think Kevin Spacey deserves at least a nomination for Best Actor.”

Justin Chen, Wharton ’02
“I think Matt Damon should win something even though the movie [‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’] wasn’t that good.”

Rafael Jimenez, College ’01
“‘American Beauty.’ I think the story was original, different. Kevin Spacey did a really good job in it.”

Jack Galuchi, College ’02
“I think Tom Hanks should win, and that kid from ‘The Sixth Sense.’”

Michelle Henry, College ’01
“I liked Jodie Foster in ‘Anna and the King.’”

Soniya 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.’”

Brian McManus, College/Wharton ’03
“‘American Beauty’ and ‘Being John Malkovich’ were great movies.”

Ro Narody, College/Wharton ’03
“I think ‘Fight Club’ is a cool movie. I also like ‘Magnolia’ and Jim Carrey in ‘Man on the Moon.’”

Mike 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