In this interview series, we ask a host of famous free thinkers to recast the Oscars in their own image. Now presenting: comedian Andy Kindler.
Andy, who's going to win this year's Oscar race?
I would like it if there was an actual race. I would like to see James Cameron run for 100 yards. Would his long, flowing hair slow him down? And would his ego somehow be brought back to a normal range by being winded? That's what I'm hoping.
So in the great tradition of gym class, it should all be settled by physical competition.
That's what I'd l like to see. It could also be an arm-wrestling match. Or who could say the most obnoxious thing -- we already know that James Cameron has his "King of the World."
Will "Up" get nominated for best picture?
It'll probably get nominated for best animated feature.
I loved that movie. I cried within the first 10 seconds, and I'm not joking. I didn't even see it in 3D -- can you imagine how much I would have wept if I'd seen it in 3D?
Which performers would you like to see win the Oscar this year?
I'm interested in Jeff Bridges. I love that guy. And I did like Carey Mulligan in "An Education." And I love Meryl Streep, but if they could ban "Julie & Julia," I'd be in favor of that.
Find out why after the break.