In case any of you were wondering, I thought I'd post my thoughts/predictions on this year's Academy Awards, and the Very Important race for Best Picture.
The Reader: Meh. Didn't see it, but I have the book on my shelf, and read about a third of it eight years ago, on a beach in South Florida.
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Slumdog Millionaire: I'd love to see it! I haven't seen it yet.
Milk: I'd love to see it, if my local one-screen theater would finally bring it in, instead of extending the run of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which is currently in its second (no-doubt-record-breaking) week in our fair burg.
Frost/Nixon: I've seen this one! And I liked it. More on that in another post.
And with that, I've put as much thought into the nominees as the Academy apparently did this year. I will only add that I am hoping against hope for a Richard Jenkins upset in the Best Actor category; that I will dutifully applaud when Heath Ledger's fine performance in The Dark Knight wins the Supporting Actor award, even though in my heart of hearts I think Robert Downey, Jr.'s work in Tropic Thunder was more impressive (and a lot more fun); and that I feel no investment at all in Mickey Rourke's comeback, unless it leads to the tantalizing possibility of Diner 2 (I'm serious). Oh, I also think Hugh Jackman will make a fine host, and I plan to use Jerry Lewis's Hersholt Award segment as my bathroom break (if they were giving it to Frank Tashlin, that would be a different matter).
Any thoughts/predictions/hopes/fears about this Sunday's ceremony?