Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oscar snubs

Academy Award nominations always have their disappointments -- the wouldas, shouldas and couldas that went un-uttered when the names are read off in the wee hours of the Beverly Hills morn. The folks and films not making the cut this year include Clint Eastwood, touted for a best actor slot for his grumpy racist war veteran retiree in Gran Torino; Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt's true love in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (had she been nominated, The CC of BB would have tied Titanic's record 14 noms); The Dark Knight, which many thought would eke out a best picture nod; and actresses Kristin Scott Thomas (I've Loved You So Long) and Michelle Williams (Wendy and Lucy).

I would've voted for Ms. Scott Thomas and Williams over Angelina Jolie for sure, and probably over Kate Winslet, too, though I'm glad she was recognized for her work in The Reader rather than the tragic housewife she plays in Mad Men, I mean, Revolutionary Road.


Blogger Don/University City said...

Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky) won a Grammy and also both NY and LA film critics' choices for Best Actress--she was the snub of all snubs this year. Remove Jolie by all means. Would have also taken Clint over Brad Pitt, Kirsten Scott Thomas over Meryl Streep, and The Wrestler for Original Screenplay and Best Picture over The Reader in both categories. Also Happy Go Lucky as Best Film over Benjamin... The best foreign film category should have included The Edge of Heaven and A Christmas Tale and I would have crammed Stranded somewhere in Documentaries.

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