Read my Oscar Picks in the New York Times. Here’s an excerpt.

After getting her start as a hairstylist in her native Australia and going on to work in Britain and the United States, Ms. Coffey now aims her withering criticism at salons and, in the show’s latest season, other enterprises like yogurt shops and clubs. Yet the woman who is quick to describe her targets as revolting and unprofessional, was surprisingly positive about most of this year’s films. She loved the strong female characters in “The Help” and “Bridesmaids.” And as someone who repairs broken teams for a living, she admired the story of Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s, in “Moneyball.”

“I liked how he sat down and looked at things on a different level and saw a way of fixing the team when everyone else was telling him he was an idiot and it would never work,” she said.

She filled out a ballot for us and spoke more about her choices and who she would like to put through one of her makeovers.

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