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At Brewers On Deck, through his Twitter & Instagram Q&A, we learned that Matt Clark loves the movies:
In fact, he is a self-professed “Film Aficionado” according to his Twitter bio:
So, we made Matt his own special Oscars Ballot where he could make his own picks (who he would give the awards to if he had his say) and his predictions (who he thinks the Academy will choose). His official picks and predictions for the top five categories were also placed in special sealed envelopes and he unveiled them on Twitter this afternoon, leading up to the Academy Awards.
Matt, who made headlines earlier this year for his live tweeting of The Bachelor, tells me he’ll try to live tweet along with the broadcast tonight, so be sure to follow him @MattClark60 for his opinions and insight and to see how his picks and predictions hold up!
2/23 Update: True to his word, Matt Clark did indeed live tweet the entire Academy Awards ceremony last night and his predictions held up fairly well, going 16 for 24 and falling just one shy of former Brewers pitcher John Axford who, after pitching a perfect Oscars game last year, took over MLB’s Twitter account during the event.
If Matt had gone with his gut and used a couple more of his picks as predictions, he would have been 18 for 24–pretty darn impressive!
Here are some highlights:
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!