This Is Who the Internet Thinks Will Win Big at the Oscars
The Oscars are so close, we can hardly contain our excitement! We’ve got our Oscars bingo printable ready and raring to go and all the prep done for delicious, ultra cheesy appetizers we’ll be digging into tomorrow night, and now, the only thing that’s left is to take a stab at predicting all the big winners (both on the stage and the red carpet of course).
With so much amazing talent battling it out for an Academy Award this year, picking likely favorites is no easy feat, but that sure hasn’t stopped us (or the Twitterverse!) from trying. In fact, Fizziology, a leading social media research firm and digital consultancy, has scoped out hundreds of thousands of feeds totaling nearly 10K messages to tally up the internet’s most popular predictions.
— W magazine (@wmag) February 25, 2017
According to their research, the majority of Twitter users have Emma Stone (La La Land) and Denzel Washington (Fences) pegged to take home top honors in the Best Acting category. Meanwhile, on the supporting side of things, Denzel’s costar, Viola Davis, is favored to win, as is Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), who JUST welcomed his first child with wife Amatus-Sami Karim. (Talk about a winning streak!)
Then there’s the Best Picture category, which seems to have folks the most divided. La La Land got just 34 percent of the prediction votes, with the rest of the web divided between Moonlight, which clocked in at 19 percent, Hidden Figures at three percent and Hacksaw Ridge at two percent.
Forget La La Land, the real goddesses of the silver screen had substance as well as style https://t.co/yotqcQd141
— The Guardian (@guardian) February 24, 2017
Perhaps the divisiveness comes from the film’s critiques: The Guardian recently called out La La Land for its lack of female empowerment, with reporter Sarah Churchwell writing: “When I was growing up in the 1980s, American popular culture was pretty much a wasteland of positive female images. There was no one I aspired to resemble, until I discovered classic Hollywood movies, with women such as Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford. These women radiated authority, to which I instinctively responded without knowing why.”
And now, we wait to see who the Academy sided with — it’s gonna be a long 24 hours.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!