Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Oscar Nominations

I just looked over the list. For the first time ever, I haven't seen any of the nominated movies or performances. There have been years when I'd seen only a few, but this is the first time I've been shut out completely. Of course having been to the theater only once in the past seven or eight months might have something to do with it. I never watch the presentations, anyway, and this year there might not even be an event. It's a funny world.

7 comments:

norby said...

I highly recommend Juno. Saw it just yesterday actually and it's very, very good.

Anonymous said...

I was just going to say that too, norby.

It'll cheer you guys up, Bill.

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

I want to see that one, all right. We're kind of housebound right now, though.

Bruce said...

No Country For Old Men was terrific stuck close to the book, including the ending.

Also Once should win best song

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes, Juno is the cheeriest one of a sad lot. Hope you get out soon. Once is worth seeing on dvd. A nice movie with lots of good tunes.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I'll bet I haven't seen any of them, either.

atcampbell said...

I guess I get out to the local art theater more. I've seen 3 nominees for Best Picture, 4 for Best Supporting Actress, 2 for Best Supporting Actor, and 1 for Best Actor. I thought Michael Clayton was one of the best lawyer movies in years, although there are fewer courtroom scenes and more explosions than one might expect. No Country for Old Men was a well-made film with a lot to recommend it, although I found the story was less satisfying than Fargo. Atonement was a well-made WWII romance, but I was completely not its target audience. I'm not getting anywhere near The Savages or Away From Her, both films about elderly people in declining health.
Juno looks interesting.