Brewers Oscars Picks
Today, in honor of the 86th Annual Academy Awards, I asked some of the players to make their picks for Best Pic. Check them out below:
Looks like “Captain Phillips” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” were the leaders in the Clubhouse! What do you think?
I also caught up with President of Baseball Operations-General Manager Doug Melvin, who is a big movie buff. While many of the players told me they had only seen one or two movies up for an award, Doug had made it a point to see all nine nominees.
Here are Doug’s picks for the top three categories:
Best Picture: “The Wolf of Wall Street” was Doug’s favorite. He also enjoyed “12 Years a Slave” and “Nebraska.” “‘Her’ was very good, too,” Doug said. “Joaquin Phoenix was outstanding. The story was good, a little sappy.”
Best Actor in a Leading Role: “To me, it’s a toss up between Matthew McConaughey in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,'” Doug said. “I could see McConaughey winning. I also thought Chiwetel Ejiofor in ’12 Years a Slave’ was very good, as was Bruce Dern in ‘Nebraska.'”
Best Actress in a Leading Role: “I’m going to go with Amy Adams in ‘American Hustle,'” he said.
One other item of note, outfielder Logan Schafer told me that he hadn’t seen any of the nominees, but “I have read the book, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,'” he said. “I’m more of a reader.”
So there you have it, Brewers Oscars picks. We’ll have to tune in tonight at 6pm CT to see how they did!