My Oscar predictions:
BEST PICTURE: The award will go to THE DARK KNIGHT.
I know what you’re thinking: WALL-E is really the one to beat this year.
And WALL-E is deserving; any other year it would be a shoo-in.
But I still get caught up by them using the live action Fred Willard; it just didn’t work for me.
Whereas in DARK KNIGHT, just about everything worked. The ending was a bit rushed (ironic for a three hour movie), but from acting to technical achievement, screenplay (now here was a story ABOUT something!) to directing, THE DARK KNIGHT is this year’s Oscar…
Hold on a sec, I’m getting an IM from Jeffrey.
What? What do you mean “not nominated?” Is this a joke? Okay, okay…
Sorry about that. So it seems that the Best Picture Oscar goes to WALL-E after all.
Clearly in the running anyway, WALL-E deserves its award for many… Hold on.
Yeah, Jeff? All right, now I know you’re pulling my leg. Okay, what did get nominated? Seriously?... Yeah, Langella was good, but… I suppose we need one politically relevant movie every year, and this is the year of Prop 8, so I guess… What?!! But that movie took four hours and didn’t ever get around to saying anything!... okay, okay.
Again, sorry, I’m back.
The winner is SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. Partly for being a very good moive; mostly due to lack of competition in its category.
BEST DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan. Without a doubt he… what? And Stanton? Arghh!
Oh, I give up.
Just my thoughts,