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!