Since 2007, staff writer Tim Mitchell has predicted who will get nominated for the Academy Awards. The official announcement is at 7:30 a.m. Thursday; the 87th Academy Awards show is Feb. 22 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here is Mitchell's forecast for this year, with projected nominees in alphabetical order:
Mimi, did you make any New Year's resolutions?
Sort of. The main one: I want to try new entertainment venues in town. I've always said I want to go to the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, but I just can't get up the energy to drive "all the way out there"!
We asked University of Illinois theater Professor Robert Anderson what he will watch for while viewing the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. Anderson is a documentary filmmaker and actor and director with extensive experience in Shakespeare.
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