Monday, February 27, 2006


If he picked the winners...

The Academy Awards are coming this weekend, and for the most part, I think the nominated pictures this year are largely ho-hum. Add that to host Jon Stewart who annoys me to no end and it is the culmination of an awards season I just don't really care about. All that aside, here are my picks for some top categories. Now these are not who I think is going to win (that belongs to the nominee with the most connections and best advertising campaign!). Rather, these are who would win if I were the sole voter.

Best Supporting Actor: Matt Dillon, Crash
The only nominated performer from an all-around award worthy cast.
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, Junebug
This is the only category that I really am invest in this year. If Amy Adams does not win, I will be emotionally devastated (at least for a little while, after that I'll just rant about anytime I discuss the Oscars with anyone).
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Hoffman doesn't "become" Capote before our eyes. From the moment we see him, he is Capote.
Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
A lovely performance from a lovely lady.
Best Picture: Crash
A challenging movie that challenges and haunts.

Here's hoping the Academy actually agrees with me!

Who would you pick?
For me:

Best Supporting Actor is a toss-up between George Clooney and Jake Gyllenhaal, not only for thier nominated roles, but for all of the stellar work they turned in this year.

Best Supporting Actress, I whole-heartedly agree with the choice of Amy Adams.

Best Actor, my mission this week is to see Capote before the ceremony, so that I will be an informed viewer. But for now, I'm rooting for Heath Ledger.

Best Actress, again I agree with your choice of Witherspoon.

Best Picture, I'd go with Brokeback Mountain all the way. It's rare that one of my favorites gets nom'd, let alone wins!
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