Help! We're running out of Oscar nicknames!

As you may have heard, the Academy Awards will be held this Sunday evening in Hollywood. Who’s gonna win an Oscar? We’ll see. Pundits like EW’s crack panel say there’s a good chance that Helen Mirren will walk away with a statuette for her work in The Queen, while Forest Whitaker is a favorite to take home a little gold guy for playing Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. Jennifer Hudson, most agree, will probably win a Best Supporting Actress prize for her debut role in Dreamgirls, and her costar Eddie Murphy may also snag a trophy. But which movie will win the Best Picture award? Smart money’s on the folks from The Departed or Babel heading up on stage and grabbing their … wait a sec, PopWatchers, I’ve run out of Oscar nicknames! Academy Award. Oscar. Statuette. Little gold guy. Prize. Trophy. Oh no! Bad time for this to happen, considering all the stuff we’ve gotta write in the next week. I’m racking my brain but coming up with nothing (well, nothing clever or clean, at least). Paperweight — no. Stiffie — um, NO. Can you help? What else might we call the little gol… I mean, priz… I mean, statuet… I mean, ugh! Your ideas, people, let’s go!

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  • sasha

    hunk of junk?

  • Tommy G.

    * The Golden Ticket to the A List, for at least 90 days
    * The Elusive One
    * My Precious
    * The Hollywood Holy Grail
    * Not Your Everyday Gift Bag Swag
    * The official “Sure Beats the Heck Out of a People’s Choice Award” figurine
    * K-Fed, only brighter and more desired

  • paul

    the golden Brittney (the bald head get it)she was just getting ready a week early

  • paul

    the golden Brittney (the bald head get it)

  • bb

    Hey! I was going to say Golden Britney too!

  • Cert

    Gift with purchase. What’s the average Oscar pr campaign up to these days? Five mil?

  • K

    The be-all, end-all.

  • Alex

    Opportunity to go on and on about their publicist, agent, family, friends, cast, crew..what’s that? The music’s playing already??

  • Jeff M.

    Osky
    Osh Kosh (B’Gosh)
    The Grouch
    De La Hoya

  • Maria

    9 pound paperweight.

  • Stin

    this is completely stupid.

  • Jeremy

    The “make it up to you on your next decent, yet undeserving one”, rain check figurine. AKA the Scorsese. If he doesn’t get it this year I’m boycotting the Oscars.

  • Woodrow

    The C3PO
    The Is-that-a-sword-you’re-holding-or-are-just-glad-to-see-me Award

  • Mozz

    How about
    The Slim Budha?
    The Ego Booster?
    The salary raiser?
    The thing that will replace the Shampoo Bottle, that you have been picking up in the shower all these years and saying “i’d like to thank the academy” with.

  • cheri

    Dustin Hoffman’s Obsession

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