When I was growing up, I was always watched the Oscars. I don’t know why, those damn things are so long. I guess I always wanted to see who would win, and who was wearing what. Either way, I haven’t watched them since Julia buck-teeth Roberts won an Oscar for that movie Erin Brockovich (sp). This year I will watch them, unless something better like Deal or No Deal, The Girls Next Door, E!’s THS, the local news.. hell, who am I kidding? I’m not watching them unless there’s absolutely nothing else on and I can’t find the remote. But I’ll sure as hell read about who was wearing what and who was the big winner & loser. The new Us Weekly has a great “Countdown to Oscars” section that I recommend checking out for a full list. Here are just a few I care about:
Best Actress (possible contenders)
Kate Winslet, “Little Children” The Titanic star is fabulous as a tired U.S. suburban mom. She’s so Brit, I love her! She got robbed with Titanic, she better flipping win this time! (Critics are saying her depiction of an American suburban housewife may be too cruel or “cold” to win her the Oscar. Guess they don’t know what it’s like!)
Meryl Streep, “The Devil Wears Prada” This 57 year old actress deserves the nod because she did a splendid job in the film, but also because she is MERYL STREEP! Most audiences (the ones who have seen “Death Becomes Her” at least) love her and only want to see her be rewarded. Critics are thinking that the movie came out too early to receive a nod, however. If she doesn’t get a nod, it’s because Anne Hathaway was in it.
Renee Zellweger, “Miss Potter” Although the film isn’t released until December 29, many people in the industry have seen the film and love it. I bet I’ll love it, too. The movie is about Beatrix Potter, the woman who wrote the story of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” The story of her life must be fascinating, and although I think Renee Zellweger is sort of hideous, I absolutely adore her because of Bridget Jones’s Diary. While I’d rather Kate Winslet win, Renee is my second choice.
Penelope Cruz, “Volver” Damn just the name of the movie sounds sexy. Because she went back to her native Spain to film Volver, a movie about a woman who covers up a murder, Penelope speaks so freely without restrictions, which allows her to relax and feel the part the way Julia Roberts does in Erin Brockovich. The downer? The film didn’t do well at the box office, so we’ll see. She’s damn sexy though, isn’t she?
Best Actor (possible contenders)
Matt Damon, “The Good Shepherd” Us Weekly’s Burr writes “It’s an incredibly interior role… he does nothing, yet converys a lot.” Whatever that means. I think that means he looks hot, does a lot of facial expressions and dramatic body turns. Oh yeah, and gets to make out with hot-as-hell Angelina Jolie. Why he won’t win? Not sure, haven’t seen the film.
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Blood Diamond” Have you seen this movie or the previews for it? Not only does Leonardo DiCaprio do an excellent job with his Australian accent, but he’s also a phenomenally overlooked and underbooked actor. He deserved an award for his work in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (with Johnny Depp) and for “Titanic.” But now, there’s no way they can ignore him in this film.. unless of course he get’s nominated for “The Departed”.. a confusing cop drama with a lot of celebrities. It’s more likely to get nominated because of the hype, whereas “Blood Diamond” is more deserving. We’ll see, though.
Will Smith, “The Pursuit of Happyness” It’s a true story that touches many hearts. Just like (as I’ve mentioned twice already) Erin Brockovich. That and Jayden is the little boy in the movie and is actually Will Smith’s son in real life, so people will eat that crap up like cookie dough ice cream on their birthday. I’m saying it’s a good film, and the real life guy was on Oprah and the story is pretty cool.
Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland” Us Weekly says Whitaker will get a nod because he “rips through the screen” but I thought he ripped through the screen in “Panic Room” but the Oscars snubbed him because the film was too much horror, I guess. I haven’t seen the film, but I’ve seen the best of Forest Whitaker’s movies, like 1992’s “Consenting Adults”, and I have no doubt that he rocks hard.
Well, those are the two most important categories for me. Best Supporting Actress/Actor tomorrow maybe. I’ll end this blog with a sexy picture of Penelope Cruz because, why the hell not? AMIRITE!
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