PlayStation 4 – Year One

That year fairly flew in didn’t it? It seems like only a couple of months ago I was waiting anxiously outside Gamestop in Bray at the midnight launch of Sony’s long-awaited PlayStation 4 console. Both the Xbox One and PS4 hit the shelves within a fortnight of each other and heralded in the ‘next gen’ of gaming. But that was a year ago and with that it’s time to look back and see just how much of its promise did the PS4 fulfill. Where has it fallen short? Why has it completely obliterated the Xbox One in sales? What were the best games? And is there enough about the console to justify spending north of €400 when you probably already own a PS3 or Xbox 360?

What the PS4 has done right

The Navigation

The best thing about the PlayStation 4 is that it simply works well. Compared to the cluttered navigation of the Xbox One and the broken and slow PS3, the PS4 is incredibly intuitive and easy to use and navigate. It’s so simplified and just puts the focus completely on your games and apps. Your homepage is just a queue of your most recently used apps, meaning you’re one click away from returning to your last game. It’s intuitive, it’s simple, it works.

PlayStation Plus

Probably the best part about owning a PS4 is that if you’re a subscriber to PlayStation Plus (€50 a year) then you’re given at least two free indie games a month to download and play to your heart’s content. Considering how steep a ‘next gen’ game costs (around €69) then this is a great deal. And it’s not just indie games now too, next month will be the first time PS4 gamers get a full ‘AAA’ title for free, with last year’s launch title Injustice: Gods Among Us up for grabs. The only problem lies in finding space on the relatively small 500GB HDD.

Sharing is Caring

Just scored an absolute worldie in FIFA 15 and want your Facebook and Twitter friends to see? Just press the ‘share’ button and select the clip and upload. Just got a super rare Exotic auto rifle in Destiny want to show it off to your friends? Again, just press ‘share’, and upload the screenshot straight away to your social media platform of choice. Better again, you even live stream your gaming session to an audience on either Twitch.tv or YouTube. And a new addition allows gamers to actually remotely join your gaming session without having to even own the game. This is called ‘Share Play’ and it is a game changer.

Destiny - It has many flaws, but you won't put it down.

Destiny – It has many flaws, but you won’t put it down.

Some of the Games Are Great

The first year of any video games console is always a breaking in period where it’s hard to justify forking out so much dough for a machine that has barely any stand-out games to play. This was the case last November for the PS4, where many of us ended up paying €70 for games we wouldn’t normally buy but did just because we needed something to play on our shiny new consoles. A year on though, and the PS4’s library has improved quite a bit, but not MASSIVELY. Here’s a run-down of some of the PS4’s best games (bare in mind I haven’t played EVERY PS4 game).

  • inFAMOUS: Second Son – The first, real, “true” next-gen title on the PlayStation 4, Sucker Punch’s open world superhero-ish action game saw you take control of ‘Conduit’ Delsin Rowe as he sought to cleanse his beloved Seattle of the evil forces that occupy it. The best part of this game though? You could either be a hero to the masses or be and evil bastard and kill who you want. Every major decision had a consequence which ensured there was every reason to replay the game again and having ten times more fun playing as a bastard looking for evil karma. 9/10
  • Destiny – The most expensive video game of all time (cost around $500 million to make), Destiny’s launch was one of the most celebrated in gaming history and most expected it to be revolutionary. Reviews were not so kind though, as the game lacked a decent story, lacked the “proper” open world-ness it promised and locked away the best content in the game (The Vault of Glass 6-player raid) for people beyond level 26 which takes a long time to achieve. Still though, I can’t put the game down and have invested over six days of game time thus far, and expect to invest days more once the new DLC ‘The Dark Below’ arrives next month with a new raid, new strikes, new rare weapons and gear and new story content. 9/10
  • Resogun – One of those brilliant free PlayStation Plus game, Resogun was a launch game and is easily one of the most fun, best looking and best playing arcade space shooters I’ve ever played. Exceedingly difficult, the game’s crux is to beat your own and your friends’ high scores. It remains the highest rated PS4 to date on many websites such as IGN.com. 9.5/10
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – This might seem a controversial choice, but it shouldn’t be. Short it might be, but this prologue to next year’s highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a wonderful sandbox stealth game that pushes the PS4’s graphical capabilities further than any other game on the console thus far (well, along with inFAMOUS: Second Son). It’s very hard, and takes a lot of getting used to, but that’s the whole point of this game, it gives you a great taste of what’s to come next year. 8/10
  • Velocity 2X – Here’s one a lot you won’t have played but let me tell you, you’re missing out. Like Resogun before it, Velocity 2x is a brilliant arcade space-based shooter that is relentless in its pace and chock-full of upgradeable greatness whether you’re blasting through hordes of enemies in your ship or speeding through the brilliant side-scrolling levels on foot. Again, this one was free for all PS Plus subscribers. 8/10
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Like Velocity 2X, many won’t have played this, but for simple reason that this game is a subscription-based MMORPG in the ilk of World of Warcraft. At a steep €12 a month for multiple characters, the game is a financial burden but it is an absolute joy to play, with an endless amount of quests to undertake and all taking place within the legendary lore of the Final Fantasy universe. It’s primal bosses, raids and scope and beauty, plus intuitiveness on a PS4 controller when it has no right to work so well, make it well worth a look. Just make sure you have that overdraft activated. 9/10
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall – Another launch title, many bought this game just because they had little other real choice. But like many others, I was pleasantly surprised at how much better this Killzone game was compared to its predecessors. The story campaign was beautiful without being revolutionary, but the game’s competitive multiplayer was outstanding, and this is coming from someone who rarely ventures into the mean world of PvP gaming. 8/10
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Like a few of the games on this list, ‘Black Flag’ was also available on the PS3 but it was unrivalled on the PS4 in terms of graphics, scope and gameplay. Taking the usual Assassin’s Creed formula and throwing it in the bin, ‘Black Flag’ saw you sail the seven seas as a feckin’ pirate with a fully upgradeable pirate ship and crew with sea battles and sea shanties. It was an outstanding game and all the more annoying to see that Assassin’s Creed Unity is reviewing so poorly with so many technical flaws. ‘Black Flag’ was the best in the series behind Assassin’s Creed II. 9/10
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - A beautiful, deep, joyful, expensive game

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – A beautiful, deep, joyful, expensive game

What the PS4 hasn’t done right

It hasn’t got nearly as many extras as PS3 did

The PS4 so far doesn’t allow for USB connectivity in terms of video playback, and only recently added MP4 music playback for custom playlists. The PlayStation 3, while flawed, at least allowed you to watch and store all of your downloaded movie and TV shows on your console allowing you to watch everything easily on your big screen. PS4 doesn’t allow this, yet. While it’s refreshing that Sony are pushing the console as a true gamer’s console as opposed to Xbox’s all-in-one entertainment system strategy, you don’t have to neglect the multimedia aspect completely. Here’s hoping we see this functionality return in 2015.

Not enough apps

This only applies to Europe, but the PS4 currently only has a handful of apps, most of which are completely unused. Netflix is fantastic, but other than that all we Europeans get is the IGN app, VidZone, and lest we forget, the YouTube app that was only added earlier this month. Here’s hoping we get the excellent WWE Network, UFC Fight Pass, RTÉ Player, 4OD apps next year.

The controller 

As I mentioned earlier, the controller feels great, plays great and just works better than it’s predecessor. But man, a four hour batter life? Really? The DualShock 3 on a full charge lasted over 20 hours. There’s no excuse for the DualShock 4’s battery being so awful. It’s not so bad for people like me who got two controllers with the console, but for most others, it’s very annoying to see your controller cut out in the middle of an online multiplayer game. Aside from that, the thumbsticks on the controller don’t last very long and simply aren’t durable enough to last the distance for any binge gamers out there. I’ve had one controller’s left stick’s axis messed up and another’s rubber grip completely peel off from friction. Once again, PlayStation’s controllers just don’t match up to Xbox’s masterpieces.

Looking at the Year Ahead

It’s been a massive first year for PlayStation 4 in terms of sales at least. It’s approaching Nintendo Wii levels of sales which is outrageous in the context. For most of the year the console flattered to deceive but the arrival of YouTube integration, Share Play, customisable dashboard and USB connectivity means that Sony is on the right track. Add to that the amount of incredible games (and particularly exclusive titles) coming next year such as The Order 1888, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and then multi-platform titles such as Batman: Arkham Knight and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and 2015 may truly be the PlayStation 4’s coming out year. Grab one in the January sales and be ready for 2015.


WrestleMania XXX Pre-blog!

It’s finally here! Arguably the biggest weekend in the history of professional wrestling, and almost certainly in the history of Vince McMahon’s wrestling empire, brings the biggest WrestleMania show of all time (yes, they say this every year, but this actually is!).

For so long so many had massive expectations of this event, dreaming up all manner of fantasy matches from CM Punk versus “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, to The Undertaker versus Sting, to The Rock versus Brock Lesnar and many more besides. Then once the ‘Road to WrestleMania’ began in earnest back in January, fans were subjected to some of the most worrying and unsatisfying decisions WWE’s Creative could have mustered.

The furore all surrounded the treatment of Daniel Bryan, who is currently the most ‘over’ (popular) WWE superstar since the likes of The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Beating John Cena back at SummerSlam for the WWE Championship only to lose it immediately to Randy Orton after a screw job by Triple H preceded a win over Randy Orton to retain the title only to be forced to hand the title back to Triple H and ‘The Authority’, allowing Orton to regain it. Bryan would then be moved out of the title picture altogether.

Then came one of the most controversial and downright disappointing Royal Rumble pay-per-views in recent memory. Randy Orton defeated John Cena to keep his belt before Batista, someone the fans really don’t care for, won the Rumble match to ensure he’d be facing Orton in the main event at WrestleMania XXX. To confound the fans misery, Bryan didn’t even feature in the match. Cue fan outrage.

With two of the fans’s favourite wrestlers in CM Punk and Daniel Bryan being horrendously booked in feuds with the likes of Kane and The Wyatt Family, something had to give. And it did. After the Rumble, Punk literally left the company. He took his ball and went home. He was burnt out and disillusioned with how he was being used. Daniel Bryan stuck it out though, and is now reaping the rewards of filling the void that CM Punk has left, hopefully only temporarily.

So onto the event itself.

Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan (Winner added to WWE title match)

The big draw of the card is definitely Daniel Bryan, as he faces Triple H with the winner being added to the WWE World Heavyweight title match against Orton and Batista. This feud has had a decent enough build-up, with Triple H beating seven shades of shite out of Bryan with a batshit mental Stephanie McMahon ushering him on. This week on Raw though, Bryan got his own back, taking out not just Triple H but also Orton and Batista. So who wins? It’s almost a certainty that Bryan wins this match. Anything else just makes zero sense. It won’t be straightforward though. Triple H will probably get the sledgehammer out after being pinned and add doubt to whether Bryan can make the main event.

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John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

This feud could have been done a lot more thoroughly and started earlier but sure here it is. The WWE’s biggest star being so low on the card might seem a strange move especially for the biggest show the company has ever held, but there’s a method to this madness. Most signs suggest Bray Wyatt will get the win and receive an almighty heel push by beating the face of the company at WrestleMania, but I personally think Cena takes this. Expect Wyatt to take Cena to the limits with Cena eventually pulling the win out of nowhere, and the feud continuing on to Extreme Rules, where Wyatt then wins.

The Shield vs. Kane & The New Age Outlaws

This match really should be a showcase of how awesome Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins are as a team, but there are continuing doubts about whether the WWE plan to split the trio up. All signs suggest that this will happen. For one, The Shield have recently done a face-turn, becoming fan favourites, which might suggest an almost immediate reverse turn is imminent. Eventually, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will form a heel tag team with Roman Reigns going solo as a babyface, but hopefully this doesn’t happen on Sunday. I expect The Shield to dismantle their ageing opponents with consummate ease. Believe that.

The Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational

Whatever predictions I make won’t matter as I’ll be using this match as a cue to hit the bar and/or the toilets. No offence ladies. But while I’m here, let’s hope the keep the belt on AJ Lee.

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Thirty WWE superstars vying to win a five foot bronze Andre The Giant trophy statue. This will most likely be quite fun and you can only be curious to see who the three ‘mystery’ entrants to the match are. The bookies’ favourite happens to be Alexander Rusev, who would be one of the ‘mystery’ entrants. One can dream that the other two entrants are genuine off-your-seat names, but will actually end up being WWE legends like Roddy Piper or Sgt. Slaughter. Personally, I’d love Dolph Ziggler or Big E to take this but it will probably be someone ‘meh’ like Rusev or Sheamus.


The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (….to end The Streak?)

This one needs no prediction really. The Streak simply will not end, at least not this weekend. Why not? Because Brock Lesnar is only a part-timer and if The Undertaker ever was to actually lose at WrestleMania it would have to be against someone you were aiming to catapult to super-stardom almost immediately. The push of all pushes. Somebody like Roman Reigns perhaps. But don’t fret, this match will most likely be absolutely fantastic. Taker has stolen the show at the last five or so ‘Manias and Lesnar generally adds something special to a match that only he can add. This match will most likely see Lesnar demolishing Taker for the duration, before the Deadman makes a comeback and wins, probably by the Hell’s Gate gogoplata submission. In fact, this match could become somewhat of a pseudo MMA-pro wrestling match, with both men incidentally wearing MMA gloves and Brock also having using a kimura submission hold that comes from his MMA background. Taker to win all day long though. 22-0.

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Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan/Triple H (WWE World Heavyweight Championship match)

Everyone, including the bookies, has Daniel Bryan to be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion by the end of Sunday night. In my experience of watching WWE PPVs though, getting your hopes up is a surefire way of having your WWE world come crashing down around you. It happens all the time. They love to piss off the fans to get heat, but will they really drop the ball so massively by giving to the belt to someone like Batista? Even in my most pessimistic of views, I STILL can’t see anything other than Daniel Bryan winning the big one. It has to be far too tempting for WWE. Imagine the scene: Bryan overcoming all the odds after two gruelling matches, beating three men and FINALLY getting the belt after all his hardship, and WrestleMania ends with tens of thousands of people in the New Orleans SuperDome chanting “YES! YES! YES!” at the top of their lungs with their hero finally the champion. It will be amazing.

As for how the match itself will go down, it most likely won’t be a straighforward shoot. Triple H will no doubt be involved either before or during trying to sabotage Bryan’s win. Dream scenario? Triple H interferes to try and cost Bryan the title, only for CM Punk’s music to hit to one of the all-time biggest pops and he Second City Saint returning from exile to help his old friend. Bryan then hits the running knee to pin Orton. Or else something involving Steve Austin. We’re gonna get something awesome. Either way, Daniel Bryan will finally become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.


Predictions in brief:

8-man Tag Team Pre-Show Match: The Usos

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt: John Cena

Divas Invitational: AJ Lee

Andre The Giant Battle Royal: Dolph Ziggler

Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan: Daniel Bryan

6-man Tag Team Match: The Shield

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar: The Undertaker

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Daniel Bryan


BAFTAs – Winners, Losers & Pictures

Last night the British Academy Film & Television Awards took place, with award favourites 12 Years A Slave and Gravity amongst some of the biggest winners on the evening.

The big award on the night, ‘Best Picture’, went to favourite 12 Years A Slave, beating away competition from heavyweights American Hustle starring Christian Bale, Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, Gravity starring George Clooney and Philomena starring Steve Coogan.

The award for ‘Best British Film’ went to Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, which despite popular belief was actually shot entirely in London and not Outer Space. It beat movies such as Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and Rush.

Before that, the award for ‘Best Director’ went to Gravity’s Alfonso Cuarón, ensuring the British have yet more to claim that isn’t really theirs. He beat the likes of Martin Scorcese, Paul Greengrass, Steve McQueen and David O Russell.

As for ‘Best Actor’, it is with no small effort that one types the name of 12 Years A Slave’Chiwetel Ejiofor. His performance was deemed satisfactory enough to beat Christian Bale and Leonard DiCaprio. Though it must be noted timing of Dallas Buyers Club‘s release in the UK meant Matthew McConnaughey was not eligible.

‘Best Actress’ went to the incredible Lady Galadriel herself, Cate Blanchett, not for her role reprisal in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but rather Blue Jasmine, a movie we hadn’t heard of until we checked what movie Blanchett was nominated for.

‘The Jennifer Lawrence Award for Best Supporting Actresses’ went of course to Jennifer Lawrence, for her immense and by now expected turn in American Hustle. This a movie that’s plot was drivel and only existed to showcase how awesome Lawrence and Christian Bale are.

‘Best Supporting Actor’ was unfortunately not won by Michael Fassbender, so what’s the point? Well it was won by the Somalian pirate Barkhad Abdi in Captain Phillips, who we’re hearing was actually a limo driver and not a pirate, so apologies to him and his family.

All the winners and losers are expected to conjugate together later tonight in the annual Illuminati ritual of burning their expensive tuxedos and gowns under the influence of Illuminati-supplied magic mushrooms. This blog has been brought to you by the Illuminati. “Illuminati – Don’t Mention It!”

American Hustle and Gravity vie for Oscars

Con drama American Hustle and space movie Gravity lead this year’s Oscar nominations with 10 nods each.

American Hustle was shortlisted in all four acting categories for its stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

It is also up for best picture alongside Gravity, which earned a best director nod for Alfonso Cuaron and best actress for Sandra Bullock.

12 Years a Slave’s nine nominations included best director and picture.

“I’m just very excited,” British director Steve McQueen told the BBC. “My goodness, nine nominations – a lot of them British. We worked very hard and we’re privileged to be in this position.”

The film’s stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o were also nominated in the best actor, supporting actor and supporting actress categories.

British film Philomena is up for four awards, including best picture.

Captain Phillips, 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club and Her are also among the nine films nominated for the coveted top award.

In the best director category, David O Russell faces competition from McQueen, Cuaron, Nebraska’s Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street.

His film American Hustle is only the 15th movie in Oscars’ history to land nominations in the four main acting categories – although no film has ever won all the awards.

Russell achieved the same feat with Silver Linings Playbook last year, when all four of his key actors were nominated – with Lawrence winning best actress.

The director told the BBC he was “humbled” by the nominations.

“You always worry, as sort of the captain, that one of your great performers is not going to get recognised… but you still pray for them all,” he said.

“They all put so much into it and they did it together, so it’s nice none of them got left out.”

It is Adams’s fifth Oscar nomination – and her first in the leading actress category – having previously been nominated for her supporting roles in The Master (2012), The Fighter (2010), Doubt (2008) and Junebug (2005) – however she has never collected a statuette to date.

She will compete with Bullock, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Dame Judi Dench for Philomena and Meryl Streep – who scored her 18th Oscar nomination – for August: Osage County.

Dame Judi said: “This is just the loveliest news. I’m so happy for everybody involved, and so proud to have been part of the wonderful experience that Philomena has been.”


The best actor category sees British stars Bale and Ejiofor up against Bruce Dern for Nebraska, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street and Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club.

McConaughey, who won a Golden Globe on Sunday for his performance in the Aids drama, said he was “honoured and grateful”.

Britain’s Sally Hawkins is up for best supporting actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, alongside Lawrence, Nyong’o, Julia Roberts for August: Osage County and June Squibb for Nebraska.

In the best supporting actor category, Fassbender and Cooper will vie with Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street, Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips and Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club.

Leto, who also won a Golden Globe for his role as a transsexual woman in the film, said he was “absolutely blown away by this incredible nomination”.

Gravity’s other seven nominations included a host of British talent recognised in the film and sound editing, production design, visual effects and music categories.

Philomena, based on the true story of an Irish woman who was forced to give up her son, was also nominated for best original score and adapted screenplay for its writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope.

Coogan told the BBC he was “absolutely dumbfounded” at the recognition.

“It’s way beyond anything we hoped for,” he said. “You’ll always be an Oscar nominee whether you win or not, it’s an incredible achievement.

“I failed my English O level twice and I’ve got an Oscar nomination for best screenplay – if I can do it anyone can.”

The five films competing for the best animated feature prize include The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Frozen, Japanese film The Wind Rises and Belgian animation Ernest & Celestine – the story of an unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse.

Irish band U2 were nominated for best original song for Ordinary Love, which featured in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

It is the second nod for the group, who were previously nominated in 2003 for their song The Hands That Built America, from Gangs of New York.

However, the film’s star – Idris Elba – was among some notable omissions for his role as Nelson Mandela.

Other actors who didn’t make the cut included Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips, Emma Thompson for Saving Mr Banks and Robert Redford for All Is Lost.

There was also no recognition for biographical drama The Butler, while Paul Greengrass and the Coen brothers were overlooked in the best director category – with the Coen’s film Inside Llewyn Davis earning just two nominations, despite high expectations.

The winners will be announced at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday 2 March at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.


***All text and pics completely copied and pasted from here and the official Academy Twitter page.

Stuff happening today…

Justin Bieber arrested for being a complete idiot

That little a**hole Justin Bieber is once again in the spotlight, this time being arrested for drinking under the influence and drag-racing along Miami Beach. Chalk that one off as one of his more impressive acts of idiocy.

He’s currently being detained, with droves of paparazzi awaiting him outside because they live hollow lives. He’s expected to serve a maximum of one night in prison, two weeks in rehab and another few weeks splashed all over the tabloids.

Juan Mata’s move to Old Trafford imminent as heli-pad is readied at Carrington

In one of the more shocking transfers in recent years, two-time Chelsea ‘player of the year’ Juan Mata looks set to complete his £40M transfer to David Moyes’ struggling Manchester United side.

The move is expected to be completed today, with Mata expected to fly into United’s Carrington training facility via helicopter to complete his medical. It has been widely reported that Mata was gagged and blind-folded for the entire of last night as United embarrassingly lost to Sunderland on penalties in the League Cup semi-final, lest he be deterred from signing for a team that are a lot worse than he feared.


Oscar Nominations – No Daniel Day-Lewis nominations shocks world

The nominations for the 80-something-th Academy Awards have been unveiled today with great fanfare and little surprise as all the favourites are there. There was one notable absentee however, with Wicklow native Daniel Day-Lewis nowhere to be found amongst the throngs of Hollywood’s elite.


Cynics and critics will of course point to the fact that Day-Lewis is absent because he failed to star in a movie in 2013, but that’s not good enough for some punters who feel that this year’s leading actors didn’t do enough to earn a ‘Best Actor’ nomination. Many reckon that Day-Lewis should probably just get another Oscar for My Left Foot or There Will Be Blood just because why not and they were that good.

The favourites for the coveted ‘Best Actor’ award are Le0nardo Di Caprio for The Wolf of Wall Street, Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave, Christian Bale for American Hustle, Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club and Bruce Dern for Nebraska. There was no room thankfully for Tom Hanks’ Americanised version of events in his turn in Captain Phillips thankfully.

Insiders in Hollywood have commented at this lacklustre bunch and stated next year they will be pushing for an all-Daniel Day-Lewis themed Academy Awards, where only categories that involve his work will suffice. Thus guaranteeing Day-Lewis comes home with the goods once again.

“I don’t understand it. I mean Daniel is clearly the best actor this year,” Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence said. “Just because he didn’t make a movie. I mean, we all know he would definitely have won if he had.”


The fact that Day-Lewis’ last couple of movies (There Will Be Blood and Lincoln) have been incredibly boring movies that were only impressive thanks to one individual performance has lead other suggesting he is saving the public from more boredom, and such charity should be rewarded.

“I mean, the guy’s losing out on money,” an insider explained. “So why should he still lose out on an Oscar? Have you seen My Left Foot? That that performance only warranted a single measly Oscar was a travesty.”

For now, the world will have to wait until the big show begins in 46 days time, though for many there’s a lingering sense of injustice as Day-Lewis sits by the phone waiting for at least an invitation to accept a Cecil B. Demille award or something.