It’s Oscar Time

24 Feb

The Oscars are this weekend. I'll probably blog about them a little later, but I wanted to share a tidbit about this year's ceremony. This year will be the first since the 1988 Oscar's (in March of 1989) that I haven't seen any of the films nominated for Best Picture. In fact, before 1988 I only remember seeing two best picture nominees —- E.T. (1982) and the Last Emperor (1987) —- in their original theatrical release (the rerelease of Star Wars doesn't count). I want to see all of the nominees, except maybe The Aviator, but just haven't had the time or ability to see them. I could go see Sideways tomorrow, but I think I will stay home. Not knowing anything about football helped me win the office football pool, so maybe I'll do well at predicting Sunday's winners.

In a sidenote, I found the this burn of Mel Gibson in the BBC's coverage of betting on the Best Actor category very amusing:

Meanwhile Mel Gibson's Braveheart has come top of a list of the most undeserving films to win a best picture Oscar, compiled by film critics for magazine Empire.

Most undeserving best picture winner of all time? Have they not seen The Greatest Show on Earth? (Well, I guess they have since it came in third behind A Beautiful Mind).

Currently playing in iTunes: Feel by Robbie Williams

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