Best Picture

  Here are the nominees for Best Picture of the Year… The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire What could happen:  Somebody could look at me with a straight face and tell me how The Dark Knight wasn’t one of the five best films to come out in the past […]

Best Actor

  Here are the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Richard Jenkins in ‘The Visitor’ Frank Langella in ‘Frost/Nixon’ Sean Penn in ‘Milk’ Brad Pitt in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Mickey Rourke in ‘The Wrestler’ What Could Happen:  This is probably, probably a two man race.  Sean Penn […]

Best Supporting Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Amy Adams in ‘Doubt’ Penelope Cruz in ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ Viola Davis in ‘Doubt’ Taraji P. Henson in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Marisa Tomei in ‘The Wrestler’ What may happen:  The people who love ‘Doubt’ may split […]

Oscar Nominations – First Impressions

  In no particular order… I overlooked Viola Davis (Doubt) during the Golden Globes, so let me start by saying I’m glad that sister got nominated.  But I’m really, really happy for Taraji P. Henson.  She’s moving up quickly and she more than deserves the attention. I usually don’t cover documentaries in my predictions, but I […]

My Golden Globe Pics

  Alright gang, the Globes is this weekend, and as you can probably guess, I’ve seen almost every nominated film and performance.  Here are my picks for the film categories: Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical I could make a case for Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia (the biggest hit) or […]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is nominated for several Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (for David Fincher), and Best Actor (Brad Pitt).  With that pedigree, you can rest assured Benjamin Button is one of the surefire Oscar picks for this year.  The story is about an […]