He took his mother to the ceremony...you know what that means
October 4, 2005 5:08 AM   Subscribe

It's celebrity award season. I'm curious as to who people think will get the next few. Personally, I'm going to go with Jagdish Bhagwati for Economics and Oxfam for Peace. I've got no clue on literature. Place your bets. Who are your hot picks?
posted by allen.spaulding (7 comments total)
I'll go with Brownie getting the Congressional Medal of Freedom (after all, he did a heck of a job), and isn't Condi due for a medal? Has she gotten one yet?
posted by illovich at 6:10 AM on October 4, 2005

Yeah, I'm going to go with Kundera for the lit prize.

I haven't heard of most of the people up for it on that betting site, but Oates, to my mind, doesn't have a chance.

The recent temperament of the Nobel committee has shown a strong tendency toward awarding prizes to writers from extremely poor countries who write (nonetheless excellent) stories about the hardships of their people. cf. gabriel garcia marquez.
posted by shmegegge at 6:49 AM on October 4, 2005

My prediction? This will be the year that Jason Statham wins the award for Martial Arts and the advancement of Shaolin teachings. For far too long, the committee has let major Western advancements in hand-to-hand combat cinematography go unrecognized, constantly passing them over for their Asian counterparts.
posted by ph00dz at 6:56 AM on October 4, 2005

My prediction for the literature prize will be that it will be an author who is mostly obscure and whose work was only recently translated into English. There will be a run on his/her books at local books stores which won't have any copies in stock because their average customer doesn't read obscure books.

The quill awards will do poorly in the ratings, and hopefully Art Spiegelman won't win.
posted by drezdn at 8:53 AM on October 4, 2005

Bono for the Peace Prize *ducks*
posted by initapplette at 11:54 AM on October 4, 2005

Close but no call on the first. You win some, you lose some. Congrats to the IAEA for winning some.
posted by allen.spaulding at 5:14 PM on October 7, 2005

Joyce Carol Oates

God. Give it to whoever wrote "the hard drive is the new bling" while you're at it.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 5:27 PM on October 7, 2005

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