Midnight in Paris - I was both surprised and delighted to see this marvelous film in four categories, including Best Picture. As much as I adore this film, I was a bit hesitant in being confident it had a spot as Best Picture. However, in this special case, the Academy surprised me in a good way. I wish I could get used to such a pleasant feeling, but based on its choices in the past (seriously, The Hurt Locker?), I very much doubt that. In any case, I am incredibly pleased with Woody Allen's film getting such high esteem.
|Talented, and attractive too|
|Demian Bichir: Thief|
|On the right, we have Marilyn Monroe.|
On the left, we have someone who believes she is her because she has a beauty mark and looks sleepy.
Nothing for Ryan Gosling - I'm not going t pretend I'm upset by this. Sure, he starred in three big movies last year, but none are worth an Oscar. In Drive, he was difficult to understand and showed no emotion. In Crazy, Stupid, Love. he was actually really good, but definitely not worth a nod. And I didn't see The Ides of March, but it looks a tad too boring for my taste. Plus, he didn't even show up to the Golden Globes, when he was nominated twice. If you ask me, he didn't deserve anything this year. Oh yes, I said it.
I guess that's all I have to say on the matter of Oscar nominations. As for my overall reaction, I'd say it is considerably more cheerful than previous years. This year, there are no Hurt Lockers, no Preciouses, and no Slumdogs. Plus, if the ceremony takes a turn for the absolute worst, Billy Crystal will be there as the host to spice things up. Finally, a host I can actually be entertained by. Until then!