Friday, July 31, 2009
Due to living in Australia many of the nominated seasons here have not reached me yet, so my commentry is less informed. Apologies.
Also sorry for my voice, I had a sore throat when recording this.
Here I look at the writing, directing and supporting acting categories for Drama.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
well the nominations are finally out and here are my thoughts on the comedy writing directing ans supporting acting categories. It is always easier to talk about the mistakes made by the academy so don't be fooled I think they did a pretty good job this year.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
now I'm up to the real serious awards!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
CORRECTION: Contrary to the comments made in the above video David Duchovney DID in fact make the top 10 list last year. That information means that his chances are signifigantly greater than what I have stated. However I would keep him in the same place as Parsons has hype and Braff is a past nominiee in the final season for a 2 time best comedy series nominiee. However with showtime's great campaigns all 3 of the men are just about even in this race (it will be exciting to see who gets those 2 slots.
My thanks to janey at the envelope forums for bringing my attention to my stupid mistake and apologies for the confusion and misleading statement.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire's sweep, especially for best director. I'd be lying if I said they deserved all of them (WALL-E was robbed in the music and sound categories and screenplay should have gone to Frost/Nixon). And the best picture race was looking weak without Dark Knight or WALL-E. Nevertheless it was one of the years best films and seeing it will 8 was nice.
The Dark Knight's Sound Editing win. Ledger's win was deserving as well although that was a very weak field.
Penelope Cruz' win. She was good and it's always nice to see a comedic performance prevail however the ladies from Doubt gave much stronger turns.
The Dutchess for costumes I guess.
Hugh Jackman did well. He kept things focused on the films nominated for his opening bit and his siging and dancing was great. However he just didn't have the wit or pressence of Billy Crystal (who also does best picture melodies) and his 2nd musical number seemed only thrown in to show off Jackman's singing and dancing chops with very no focus on the nomiabted fare.
Milk had a good screenplay but no where near the brilliance of WALL-E.
Sean Penn gave a good performance but Langella should have won, making this Penn's 2nd Oscar robbery of the decade.
Kate Winslet is one of the best actor's going around but it really pained me to see her win for a performance that seemd so ridiculously crafted to win an oscar (see Extras). Add to the fact it wasn't that great compared to Melissa Leo's great Turn in Frozen River and you have one of the night's low lights.
Benjamin Button's 3 wins which all should have gone to The Dark Knight.
SUMMARY AND SCORECARD:
Decent year for Oscars despite attrocious Dark Knight and WALL-E snubs.
In every category one of my top 2 predictions prevailed and I picked the winner 15/21 to give me a success rate of 71%. (not including the short categories).
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
sorry for the extreme tardiness of these awards, I got caught up in Emmy mania. But better late then never and here are the winners of my 3rd Annual film awards for the year of 2008. The winners of the Noble awards are the larger pictures.