Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Noms Are Coming! Noms Are Coming!

I begin this e-mail less than one hour before the announcement of the nominations for the 2006 Oscars. God, this is without a doubt one of my top 5 favorite days of the year, probably top 3. A posting with my reactions, opinions and other blah-dee-blah is, of course, to be expected.

I also saw Nanny McPhee over the weekend. It was wonderful. This sweet story about doing what you are told was penned by the flawless Emma Thompson, whose bulbous-nosed nanny joins fellow Love Actually alum Colin Firth and Thomas Sangster. Angela Lansbury, Imelda Staunton and Kelly McDonald round out a cast with quite long and impressive resumes. Definitely a "Recommend" for those of you with children. I think we need Nanny McPhee because our eldest, who went with us, has not yet mastered all of the lessons.

SAG Awards? Ho hum. I thought Sean Hayes was funny. I don't think Joaquin Phoenix ever smiles. I would like to know what Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger found so funny. Guess I'll find out next year during the "what-ended-up-on-the-cutting-room-floor moment". I disagree with whatever online article claimed that Brokeback was snubbed. I don't really think it is an ensemble piece and, without a doubt, Crash is.

I saw Brokeback Mountain again last night. I guess there is some sadistic part of me that enjoys the sad torture of witnessing that journey. It was definitely a different experience this time. Since I was more familiar with it, having seen it, read it and listened to it, it allowed me to focus on other aspects of the film. Seeing it on the big screen, as I anticipated, made a difference. I'm definitely anxious to get my hands on the DVD and see the special features for this one.

A bientot!


Patrick J. Rodio said...

You're right about Crash being an ensemble, and in the caterogries that (acting-wise) Brokeback has a chance in they're being shut-out (actor & support actress) by Seymour Hoffman and Rachel Weisz, so it makes sense for Crash to win the SAG award.

Would have seen Nanny McPhee but the kids didn't really have an interest, I think my oldest son would rather see 8 Below. But I did think McPhee looked like fun.

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Posted the nominations for best adaptation and best original screenplay on my blog, but I'm sure you already have them memorized!