I'm excited about the Oscars tonight!! Who else is going to be watching? I'm a little bummed because Don is going to be out of town and we always watch them together--I guess I'll watch with the kids, though I don't know how into them they'll be?
Anyway, I want to hear everyone's Oscar picks. Have you seen all or some of the movies? Which was your favorite?
I'm going to write out the main categories for your convenience--please let me know who you are choosing and why.
Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)
Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
Sean Penn (Milk)
Brad Pitt (Benjamin Button)
**Mickey Rourke (Wrestler)
**Mickey Rourke is my pick here. I LOVED the Wrestler--it was my favorite movie of the year and I wish it had been nominated--it certainly deserved to be! Anyway--I have everything crossed that Rourke will win, though I'm a little worried about Sean Penn.
Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
Angelina Jolie (Changeling)
Melissa Leo (Frozen River)
**Meryl Streep (Doubt)
Kate Winslet (The Reader)
**I'm going with Streep on this one. I know that Winslet is the favorite here but I was turned off by her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes--I don't think anyone wants a repeat of that!
Josh Brolin (Milk)
Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt)
**Heath Ledger (Dark Knight)
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)
**I'm following the crowd and going with Heath Ledger on this one--he really was amazing as the Joker! But I would also sort of like RDJ to get it--he was SO good in Tropic Thunder!
Amy Adams (Doubt)
**Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona)
Viola Davis (Doubt)
Taraj P. Henson (Benjamin Button)
Marisa Tomei (Wrestler)
I keep going back between Penelope Cruz and Marissa Tomei--in the end, I'm going with Cruz because Tomei already has one--but I'd be totally happy with her winning it again!
Benjamin Button (Haven't seen it yet--seems very long!)
Frost/Nixon (well-acted snoozefest--I actually dozed off).
Milk (went to see this last night but ended up seeing He's Just Not That Into You instead...).
The Reader (I HATED this book so I refuse to see the movie).
**Slumdog Millionaire (Didn't think it was "all that").
**I'm following the crowd and going with Slumdog, though I really didn't think it was that great--I think I'm the only person on the planet that feels that way though. I really wish Wrestler was nominated...
Alright, those are the main ones--best director will be the Slumdog guy.
I think I'll be Twittering during the Oscars so if anyone wants to join in--that would be fun!!