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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
rumors abound that the oscars will move to a january presentation. this is a great idea. i have championed it for years now.
every year the oscars come after a now gaziilion critics awards, the golden globes, the baftas and the sag awards. so by the time the oscars role around award season fatique has set in. 90% of the time the question is not who will win but will there be any surprises. coming in last at the gate has made the oscars old, tired and mostly irrelevant. the academy has let itself be run over and surpassed by too many usurpers.
i mean when the big question every year is 'will meryl finally win a third? ' the time has come to up the ante.
so to the academy board: realizing it can't happen in 2022 make it happen in 2012. and please go back to 5 nominees not the 10 of 2010. it was an experiment. it was a flop. own up and reverse this idiotic move.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, July 3, 2009
Just how long will the next broadcast be?
Maybe just maybe they can start on Saturday night and hope to finish on time Sunday night.
So now five more films can added to the oft unworthy five...like 'Frost/Nixon.
Now five more films can advertise 'Best Film Nominee' and we can all rush to possibly see five crappy movies.
Will there be five more acting nominees in each category in time? Maybe then we can have 'Oscar Week'.
Hey i personally love the Oscars but this is a joke. Fix the show! Fix the nomination process! For gods-sake don't make fools out of us. This is a money decision not an artistic one.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
AND which of these will join them.
I repeat it was a great year for movies.
Mamma Mia was my favorie film. A joyous fun romp.
I think 'The Reader' was brilliant.
'Milk' was remarkably brilliant.
But 'Slumdog Millionaire' was a special gem.
Should win: 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Will win: 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Three great performances: Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep and Melissa Leo.
One good performance: Angelina Jolie.
One hysterical, over the top performance in the worst movie of the year: Anne Hathaway.
You know who I want to win. You know who I think will win. You know who I think should win.
You know they've snubbed her 5 times already.
You know I don't trust the voters.
You know I shouldn't care.
But this year I do more than most in this category.
So I'm going out on the proverbial limb.
The winner should be: Kate Winslet.
The winner will be: Kate Winslet.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
This may be the hardest category of all. 5 deserving nominees in 5 brilliant performances.
I narrowed my choice down to 2. Penelope Cruz and Taraji P. Henson. And I feel like poking an ice pick into my brain.
But I must mark my Ballot. So here goes as I pray for a tie...
Who I would mark the ballot for: Taraji P. Henson
Who will win: Penelope Cruz and I will have no argument with the win.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The winner will be Heath Ledger. I really don't believe the premature death of an actor should make you the winner. Heath was great and i grant that. But had Heath lived this race would not be a done deal. There would be a RACE.
The Oscar should go to Michael Shannon the crazy man who who the sanest man in a world of so called sane people who were totally crazy. Despite Kate and Leo he gave the best performance in 'Revolutionary Road' which was no small feat.
So the winner is Heath Ledger .
The winner should be Michael Shannon.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The countdown is here
So today I make my pick for Best Director.
The Oscar should and will go to Danny Boyle.
He just created a film of joy and eye filling pleasures on the smallest budget of all these nominees. He directed a cast of thousands in a new way. A real way. Not the Cecil B. DeMille way. From the leads and the kids who played them as children he got real performances. Only Robert Mulligan's direction of kids has been able to do this so naturally until Danny Boyle.
I am not going along with the crowd here. I never do. This year the crowd happens to agree with me and not vice versa. Danny Boyle is and will be Best Director come Sunday night.
(Tomorrow Best Supporting Actor)