Posts Tagged ‘Precious’

These are my guesses for who will win, followed by my choice from the nominees, with other worthy candidates who were robbed of a nomination. In a few cases, I don’t want to comment on who it should be because I still haven’t seen a few of the relevant movies. UPDATED to include actual winners where I predicted wrong.

In the Loop - Best Comedy - Best Adapted Screenplay

BEST PICTURE: Avatar [The Hurt Locker won]
(who it should be): The Hurt Locker
(not nominated): Red Cliff

LEADING ACTOR: Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
(who it should be): Colin Firth A Single Man
(not nominated): Viggo Mortensen The Road

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds
(who it should be): ? – HAVEN’T SEEN The Last Station or The Lovely Bones
(not nominated): Nathan Fillion Trucker

Trucker - Best original screenplay

LEADING ACTRESS: Meryl Streep Julie & Julia [Sandra Bullock won]
(who it should be): ? – HAVEN’T SEEN The Last Station or The Blind Side
(not nominated): Jessica Biel Easy Virtue & Michelle Monaghan Trucker

(who it should be): Vera Farminga Up in the Air
(not nominated): Hiam Abbas Amreeka

(who it should be): Fantastic Mr. Fox
(not nominated): Ponyo

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Best Use of Bill Murray as a puppet

(who it should be): ? – HAVEN’T SEEN The White Ribbon
(not nominated): District 9

DIRECTING: The Hurt Locker
(who it should be): The Hurt Locker
(not nominated): District 9

DOCUMENTARY: Food, Inc. [The Cove won]
(who it should be): The Cove
(not nominated): Outrage & Not Quite Hollywood

State of Play - Hottest Blogger (not pictured)

SCREENPLAY ADAPTED: Up in the Air [Precious won]
(who it should be): In The Loop
(not nominated): State of Play

SCREENPLAY ORIGINAL: Inglourious Basterds [The Hurt Locker]
(who it should be): Inglourious Basterds
(not nominated): Trucker

Download and print out my new zine called Cine File HERE. (pdf)
Your very own 24-page guide to 100 of the best films from 2009.

Printing instructions:
1. Print two-sided in landscape mode, 8.5″ x 11″
2. Select “short edge” so the text on the back isn’t upside down.
3. If you’re printing in black & white, lightening the images is suggested.
4. Fold in half and you’ve got a booklet. I suggest one staple in the spine.

Read Full Post »

Malkia Cyril: Push changed my life, but Hollywood ‘invisibilized patriarchy’

CNN paid Lou Dobbs $8m to quit

Are nuclear weapons safe in Pakistan? by Seymour Hersh

Cecilia Kang explains Google Books settlement on CSPAN

Taking aim at student muckrakers from NY Times

PBS can market its kids show without selling out

The price of free from NY Times

NY Times embraces ‘douche’ as TV dirty word of the moment from Alternet

Read Full Post »