Friday, February 20, 2009

The Oscars

Unlike most recent years, I've actually seen many of the films nominated for best picture and the major acting awards. Have I seen them all? No. But that won't stop me from selecting my choices for he various awards. These are not predictions. These are simply my favorites.

Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
He really did pull it off. His scenes made the other 130 minutes almost tolerable.

Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
I'm required to vote for her. She's my favorite actress. And this is one of her finest roles.

Lead Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
The best acting performance of the decade is good enough to win this category.

Lead Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Okay - I saw none of these films. But Kate was awesome in Revolutionary Road so she gets my vote .

Animated Feature Film: Wall-E
Should have been nominated for Best Picture.

Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Because I liked his directing more than I liked the movie.

Writer (Adapted): Frost/Nixon

Writer (Original): Wall-E
Should have been The Wrestler.

Best Picture: Frost/Nixon
By default. It should have been The Wrestler.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does the Oscar deserve our time and attention?

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