Who let the DEMENTOR in?
Like last year, I'm gonna concentrate on the biggies and discuss. Before that, I think it's worth pointing out that THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
got three flippin'
awards. I feel it pertinent to add that NORBITT
was also nominated for an OSCAR.
Was its 'Make~Up', better than SWEENEY TODD
or THE GOLDEN COMPASS
or even ENCHANTED
? No, I don't think so either. Ok, first up: SUPPORTING ACTOR
Spot the Yank? No?
Whilst it is hard to deny that BARDEM
was a worthy winner, I really felt for CASEY AFFLECK
. His role in THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
was terrific. As was PHILLIP "Seymour" HOFFMAN
in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
. A very strong category indeed although I think a nod for CROWE
in 3:10 TO YUMA
would have been apt. As for the SUPPORTING ACTRESS
category, I cannot comment. So I won't but I will on the BEST ACTRESS
one. For me, AMY ADAMS
was the most memorable performance last year. There, I said it.
She should have, at least, got a nod
. It was
truly heart~warming to see COTILLARD
And where was her nomination, you a~holes?
As for the BEST ACTOR
, it was another very tough (figuratively speaking)
batch of guys. Hard to disagree with their choices but I would have liked to have seen CHRISTIAN BALE
get a look~in for the aforementioned 3:10 TO YUMA
and JAMIE BELL
for HALLAM FOE
. As a last point on these four categories, look at the winners. Not a Yank among them. Well done to the Academy for honouring true talent regardless
of country of origin. Did that sound patronising? Good.
I bet he gets sick of hearing about THE GOONIES. Oops!
category annoyed me intensely. Where
was THERE WILL BE BLOOD
was THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES etc...
They were real
pieces of work that struck the soul with a very real and meaningful tone. Idiots. I'll extend that to the SONG
category. Three nominations for ENCHANTED
yet some Irish misery~guts
gets it. Bah!
I would have liked to have seen MUSIC & LYRICS
get a mention as it featured two very good songs. Most arse-wrenchingly
omitted was RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
's "Another Believer"
from MEET THE ROBINSONS
. That song made that particular travesty
worthwhile. Double Bah!
Dunno why she looks so flippin' happy, she got bugger~all.CINEMATOGRAPHY
should really have gone to THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES etc...
but THERE WILL BE BLOOD
will do as it looked beautiful. The DIRECTOR
category was uneven for me. REITMAN
? Come on
, there's no discernable
talent in that flick from a 'direction' point of view. Any number of camera~pushers
could have done that movie and it would have been the same; it was the script and performances that made it what it was, not
the guy behind the lens. They did the same thing last year with THE QUEEN
idiots. TIM BURTON should
have been nominated without a doubt but I feel they got the winner right nonetheless. Mind you, if PAUL "Thomas" ANDERSON
had won it I wouldn't have minded either.
If you like wrestling in the nude, then you'll lurve this guy!
As for BEST FILM
, I would have liked to have seen THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES etc..., HALLAM FOE
and 3:10 TO YUMA
in there but, ultimately
, they got the winner spot on. As a final note, I was most happy to see PETER AND THE WOLF
get best animated short. It was Christmas 2006 when it was shown over here and a fine piece of work it is too, continuing the genre of stop~motion
in a most excellent manner.
Apparently, a lot of Lesbians like her.'Til the next time,C.