Saturday, February 23, 2008


As a lover of movies, there's nothing I like more then to watch spoiled, ultra wealthy stars reward each other in totally subjective ways for doing their job. So I always look forward to watching the Academy Awards. (I also like to poke myself in the eye with a stick.) But much of the excitement comes from guessing who's going to win. Here are my picks:

Best Picture
- I'll go with No Country for Old Men, because the Wife and I saw it last night.

Best Director - The Cohen Brothers. Again, because we saw it last night.

Best Actor - George Clooney sure is handsome. But is he as handsome as Johnny Depp? Tune in tomorrow night. Oh, and Daniel Day Lewis, no slouch himself, will win the award.

Best Actress
- Who's going to wear the best dress? Will it be an Italian dress? That's what I've got to know.

What's the difference between Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing? Seems kind of dumb, but I'm going with Bourne Ultimatum for both.

Best Cartoon - Should be Persepolis, but I think Ratatouille is going to take it. By the way, the Wife LOVED Ratatouille.

Best Visual Effects - Anything but Transformers, which was two hours I'll never get back. No one should ever be rewarded for that headache inducing piece of dung. It destroyed some of my fondest childhood memories.

Best Makeup, Best Documentary, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Foreign Film, Best Art Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Song, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup - Josh Hartnett from 30 Days of Night.


Anonymous said...

GREETINGS FROM THE AMAZON BASIN (no, i'm not kidding). i'm still deep in my pursuit of pure ale here in south america, a land with a rich brewing tradition as I'm sure all of my veteran readers know. i'll give a full report upon my return to the hinterland next week.

i just thought i'd cast my votes for the coen bros and josh hartnett b/c they're both minneapolitans!

have a yeasty day.

-Dr. Zak Aromyces, Ph.B.S.

SMB said...

Um, don't you mean Josh HOTnett?! It's like I don't even know you anymore.

Anonymous said...

Haven't see the Coen movie yet but I'm pretty sure There Will Be Blood will win something.

However, I'll be on my way to France so I won't see the show!

Aiglee said...

I love the Oscars, we are always trying to guess who will win, so is fun :) 2008

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