January 22nd, 2008
So, instant Oscar analysis:
YAY: There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson (as director), Paul Thomas Anderson (as writer), Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Clayton, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Juno, Diablo Cody, Ellen Page, Ratatouille, Brad Bird, Michael Giacchino, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Linney, Casey Affleck, Ruby Dee, Amy Ryan, Dario Marianelli, No End In Sight.
BOO: Actually, very little. There wasn't one big prominent movie I hated (you know, like Babel, last year). That said, I need to see No Country For Old Men again. It didn't have a lot of impact for me; I don't know if that's because I read the book, or just because there's no there there.
WHERE'S: American Gangster, Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Tim Burton, Ben Foster, Josh Brolin (for anything, really), Ratatouille for Best Picture, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.
HA HA HA: No nomination for Angelina Jolie.
WHO'D'A THUNK IT: Cate Blanchett, for Elizabeth: The Golden Age? I love Cate Blanchett, and I really liked the first Elizabeth, but the critical reception on this one was enough to keep me away. Tommy Lee Jones, for In the Valley of Elah. The same number of nominations for Norbit as for I'm Not There.
HMMM...: Three of the five Best Original Screenplay nominees are women.
DAMMIT, I THOUGHT I WAS DONE WITH 2007: Anybody got The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Away From Her or La Vie en Rose screeners they can lend me?
So Ratatouille is one of the few movies I actually watched this year... sorry to say, I just didn't love it like you did. Best Picture? Really? Frankly, I just thought it was okay. It certainly can't touch Monsters, Inc.
My friend has a Diving Bell screener, and while she said she'd lend it to me, I'm not sure if she'd be cool if I sent it to you. I'll ask, though. She's in SAG, so she's been getting screeners for a while now--I need to bogart all of them for a while and catch up on things.
I'm a little raw about Waitress getting snubbed.
I heard that Jonny Greenwood wasn't eligible for his score for There Will Be Blood, which bums me out simply because he's in Radiohead (still haven't seen the flick yet). But, on the flip side, Once got nominated for best original song. Yippee!!
I have a lot of movies to watch so I can catch up!
I think Blanchett has begun to just get nominated simply because she's Cate the Great. Am I wrong?
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Here's what I didn't get about the Golden Globes - how did Atonement get nominated for best picture without getting nominated for Best Director, Screenplay or any of the major acting awards? At least with the Oscars it got a screenplay nom. I just don't get that. Or did I miss something?
Honestly, now that there aren't full-blown awards shows, I haven't paid a lot of attention. And I haven't seen most of the big films.
Have you read The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ? Because seeing the letters in print is really part of the story....
I have to ask: where the hell is 300 in the special effects categories?