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Published: January 30, 2012
Description: We asked the current GOP candidates to give their predictions for the upcoming 2012 Academy Awards.



Mitt Romney - Moneyball

“I didn’t actually see this movie, but I imagine it to be about a fun game where you toss around wads of cash.  This is a game the fellas and I enjoyed playing at Bain Capital back in the day, and I like that.” 

Newt Gingrich - The Descendants

“This is the best film about a terminally-ill wife to come out this year.”  

Rick Santorum - The Tree of Life  

“I don’t actually like this movie because it promotes evolution, but I’m sure gay, liberal Hollywood will eat it up.”

Ron Paul - “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close was an inside job!”


Mitt Romney - George Clooney (The Descendants)

“How could a guy that handsome not win?” [winks]

Newt Gingrich - George Clooney (The Descendants)

“Let’s face it.  Clooney gave the performace of a lifetime as a husband who actually stays with his sick wife.”

Rick Santorum - Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

 “I really like how his blue eyes sparkled in this movie, and I appreciate an actor who works on his physique as much as his craft.”

Ron Paul - “Do I smell ham? Who here has ham?”


Mitt Romney - Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

“Come on, it’s Meryl.”

Newt Gingrich Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

“Come on, it’s Meryl.”

Rick Santorum - Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)

“I think her gender-bending performance was disgusting. Gay, liberal Hollywood will eat it up.”

Ron Paul - Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

“Come on, it’s Meryl.”