Unless you’re living in a bubble – you’re aware that the 82nd Annual Academy Awards are here – with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting this year’s event.
The Wife Hates Sports tackled the Oscars already with predictions on the major awards – and now it’s time for the sports spin – twisting and tying in the sports world over the last year or so, by creating its own list of “Sports Oscars”…
…And here they are – The Wife Hates Sports’ 2010 Sports Oscars:
The 2010 Sports Oscars
Best Supporting Actor
Best athlete in a supporting role – as in… putting on a great show, but often being ‘second fiddle’ to a superstar
The Nominees Are: Niklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals – supporting superstar Alex Ovechkin), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder – supporting superstar Kevin Durant), Michael Beasley (Miami Heat – supporting superstar Dwayne Wade) and Pierre Garcon (Indianapolis Colts – supporting superstar receivers Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark)
KP’s Winner: Niklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals) – Discussing the Capitals and Ovechkin come hand in hand, because after all, Ovie is the face of the franchise. But people should get to know Backstrom, who is currently 5th in the NHL in total points (77 – 26 goals, 51 assists).
Best Original Score
The most original score recently in sports – whether it’s a touchdown, a dunk, a goal, a hole-in-one, or whatever else. It just has to be unique and something we don’t see often.
Due to the high volume of nominations, let’s just skip straight to this year’s winner (in an upset) – along with the clip of his feat:
KP’s Winner: Dwyane Wade’s dunk over Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao on a fast break (back in November of 2009). Take a look for yourself:
Best Original Song
The top song that is frequently played in stadiums throughout the country
The Nominees Are: Let’s Get It Started (Black Eyed Peas), Enter Sandman (Metallica), Hells Bells (AC/DC), Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) and Kernkraft 400 (Zombie Nation)
KP’s Winner: In an upset, I’m going with “Kernkraft 400”, not because it’s the best song in this list – but because it pumps up thousands upon thousands of people in football stadiums throughout the country. Just hearing it makes me want to jump up and cheer for a big-time play.
Best Costume Design
Top outfit, as in uniform or attire worn by a player or coach in a sport
The Nominees Are: Rick Pitino (Louisville Basketball), Denver Broncos (Throwback Unis) and Bruce Pearl (Tennessee Basketball) – see below:
KP’s Winner: Bruce Pearl (Tennessee) – Because nothing beats that neon orange! Also, there’s the simple fact that I have no clue where you can even find anything like that. It’s like Jim Carrey’s getup from Dumb and Dumber.
Best Animated Feature
This award features the top recent animated action by a pleyer or coach – whether a dance, an argument, or whatever comes off as ‘animated’…
The Nominees Are: Seth Greenberg (Virginia Tech basketball), Rex Ryan (New York Jets), Buzz Williams (Marquette basketball) and Bill Lynch (Indiana football)
KP’s Winner: Buzz Williams – Hey, the Oscars often feature upsets featuring winners we’ve never heard of – and it’s possible a lot of people hadn’t seen this one – but it’s amusing. The dunk was pretty ridiculous, too.
Top directed performance through a coach in a sport
The Nominees Are: Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints), Randy Edsall (Connecticut football) and Joe Girardi (New York Yankees)
KP’s Winner: Randy Edsall (pictured – right) – There are plenty of reasons for this pick over a championship coach. Not only has Coach Edsall built up a program at a school that was only known for basketball, but also he pushed a team to a bowl game and successful season, all after the death of a teammate.
Best athlete or top athlete in an acting performance over recent memory
The Nominees Are: Charles Barkley (Taco Bell), Peyton Manning (Saturday Night Live) and Brett Favre (Sears)
KP’s Winner: Peyton Manning (Saturday Night Live) – for the video below:
The best overall picture painted by a team in the sports world over the last year
The Nominees Are: Los Angeles Lakers, New York Yankees, Team Canada Hockey, New Orleans Saints and Alabama Crimson Tide
KP’s Winner: New Orleans Saints (Super Bowl XLIV Champs) – It was a heck of a ride for the Drew Brees-led (see right) Saints this season – who upset the Colts, therefore bringing home the title to the city of New Orleans and leaving the country all with nothing to say but, “Who Dat?”
The Wife Hates Sports would like to welcome any additional awards and feedback that you may have – and as always, thanks… and enjoy the Oscars!
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