Whaddaya mean we weren’t nominated???
Not “The Dark Knight”. MY pick for Best Picture didn’t make the cut. Apparently not good enough to compete with the likes of “Benjamin Button” (definitely NOT the best picture of 2008…) or “The Reader” (a movie about pedophilia?) or … well the rest are deserving. Rounding out the other 3 nominees are “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Milk” and “Frost/Nixon”.
Personally…my picks would have been “The Dark Knight”, “Slumdog”, “The Visitor”, “Nick & Norah’s Infinit Playlist” and pick between “Milk” or “Frost/Nixon” (I haven’t seen either…so I dunno which. Both sound like good rentals!). But I am not an Academy member…so I don’t count. Neither does a majority of the population who crowded the theatres this summer watching “The Dark Knight” 4 or 5 times. But I’m sure the lines are long to see “The Reader”, which stars perennial Oscar nominee Kate Winslet as a woman who lusts after a teenager during World War II…or something like that. Ugh.
So no “Dark Knight”. What will Oscar do now? With lackluster viewing the last couple of years, I’m betting this year will be a wash as well. No one cares who wins at this point, but if you ARE interested, you can visit The Internet Movie Database to see every category. Here are MY picks for winners this year…
Best Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”… I guess…
Best Actor In Leading Role (the BEST category, in MY opinion): Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Best Actress In A Leading Role: PICK ‘EM (I’ll go with Kate Winslet in The Reader…for fun)
Best Supporting Actor: Who else? Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)
Best Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Writing, Screenplay: Uh…dunno. Wall-E?
Best Writing, Adaptation: Frost/Nixon
Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound, Visual Effects: The Dark Knight
Best Editing, Original Score, : Slumdog Millionaire
Best Animated Feature: Wall-E
And no one really cares about the rest. So there ya have it. Oh…and as for The Razzies! Here’s a great BIG razzie to the Academy for not seeing the art involved in a “popular” film such as “The Dark Knight”. Seriously…its about time they start honoring what WE, the little people, appreciate as great moviemaking. These art house films are fine…but sometimes big budget films have something to say as well. :-P~~~~