22 February 2009

little gold man...

oh how i love the academy awards
i think it's the combination of
fancy dresses
song & dance numbers
serious actors reading dorky lines
photo montages
teary acceptance speeches
funny acceptance speeches
boring name filled acceptance speeches
going over the allotted time
i love it all...

tonight i'm going to my dad & tam's house
to watch
free of elves who want me to get them food
when hugh jackman is dancing around the stage
(kids! so selfish!)
& free of dishes that need to be washed
when kate winslet is crying through her adorable acceptance speech
(& that's a prediction you can take to vegas)
& they have such a comfie couch
& i might have a guest star with me...
we shall see

it's only five hours until the show starts
so i am getting my oscar hopes & dreams & winners
out there

here we go
(if you are a facebooker
& have visited my page in the last day or so
this might look familiar:)

okay so full disclosure?
the only movies i have seen on any of these lists are
the dark knight & bolt...
impressive, i know...
but i listen to TWO movie podcasts
& they are really comprehensive
so i FEEL like i've seen them all

& on that note
here's the key
* = who i think will win
:) = who i want to win cause i like them
? = whaaaa?
{} = i think it would be cute if they won because they are a couple,
though it would be cuter if they were married

my tabs are all over the place
i apologize in advance

ps feel free to copy this list & do your own
i would love to see it!

& in addition
the opinions expressed are mine
& mine alone
they have no bearing or basis in the real outside-of-the-internet world...

thank you & good day...

Performance by an actress in a leading role
{} Angelina Jolie in "Changeling" (get married already!)
Melissa Leo in "Frozen River"
Meryl Streep in "Doubt"
* :) Kate Winslet in "The Reader"
1/2 :) Anne Hathaway in "Rachel Getting Married"

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Richard Jenkins in "The Visitor"
Frank Langella in "Frost/Nixon"
:) Sean Penn in "Milk"
{} Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (ask her already!)
* Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Josh Brolin in "Milk"
? Robert Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder"
Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt"
* :) Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight" (sniff)
Michael Shannon in "Revolutionary Road"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
:) Amy Adams in "Doubt" (& retroactively for junebug & enchanted)
Penélope Cruz in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
* Viola Davis in "Doubt"
Taraji P. Henson in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Marisa Tomei in "The Wrestler"

Best animated feature film of the year
:) "Kung Fu Panda" (because jack black deserves an oscar & this may be
the only way he gets one..though technically he wouldn't actually get one, but he might
be near it sometime...)
* "WALL-E"

Achievement in directing
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" David Fincher
:) "Frost/Nixon" Ron Howard (ritchie cunningham! come on!)
"Milk" Gus Van Sant
"The Reader" Stephen Daldry
* "Slumdog Millionaire" Danny Boyle

Best documentary feature
"The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)"
"Encounters at the End of the World"
"The Garden"
* "Man on Wire" (sounds incredible...)
:) "Trouble the Water" (sounds heartbreaking)

Best foreign language film of the year
"The Baader Meinhof Complex" Germany
* "The Class" France
"Departures" Japan
"Revanche" Austria
:) "Waltz with Bashir" Israel (intriguing...)

Best motion picture of the year
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (odd)
"Frost/Nixon" (boring)
"Milk" (inspiring)
"The Reader" (depressing)
* "Slumdog Millionaire" (all of the above, except boring i would imagine)

& so there they are...
predictions from an ignorant film buff
(who is fully dressed, thank you very much)

enjoy the show
if you're watching
& if you aren't
well, that's another post...



Anonymous said...

Talk about what goes around.
I remember being glued to the radio during the
Oscar program over sixty years ago. I was as
avid a movie fan then as you are now.
Sorry to say that went by the wayside and I
haven't even heard of half the movies and fewer
of the actors.
However, I will be watching tonight because I
really like to see the dresses and have my own
little critique session.
Enjoy! Grandma

Liz said...

I completely missed the show. I hope you enjoyed it.