Thoughts on the Oscar Nominations
-Not surprised Dreamgirls got the most nominations; hugely surprised it didn't get the Best Picture nod and equally surprised that Little Miss Sunshine had enough support to get one. In this week's IFC News podcast, Alison Willmore and I picked our winners: I only got 3 out of 5.
-I did get all 5 Best Actress nominees right. Booyah.
-Love the Best Song nominees. Dreamgirls, Dreamgirls, Dreamgirls, Cars, and... An Inconvenient Truth! Awesome how great would it be if Al Gore got to come up on stage and accept it and break into song.
-The sole Borat nomination: Screenplay! Screenplay? Screenplay! So how exactly do you write improv anyway? I'd love for it to win and for Cohen to give another of those vintage acceptance speeches along the line of "Thank you for nominating me for something we didn't really do."
-At least Children of Men got cinematography love; editing too, though I didn't think the editing was all that fantastic (the lack of editing was what made the film unique).