That's right, in case you haven't heard...it's The OSCARS!
Honestly, despite being a Film grad, I've never been able to sit through the ENTIRE program - I usually just watch the awards that I care about - normally the big ones - Best Picture, Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Best Actress, etc.
This year, I think, is going to be good. I mean, let's just for a quick second take a look at some of the nominees.
As far as Best Actor goes, I saw both Milk and The Wrestler while they were at the Enzian and I gotta say - it's a dead heat between Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke. It could go either way. I never saw Benjamin Button, The Visitor (although I've heard good things) or Frost/Nixon yet.
The sentimentalist in me wants Heath Ledger to win for Supporting Actor (although I'm still quite dismayed that The Dark Knight only got the one major nomination) and I think he will. However, both James Brolin and Robert Downey Jr. have legitimate shots, too. Both played solid, memorable roles in their respective films - Milk and Tropic Thunder.
I can't say that I saw any of the films that the Leading Actresses or Supporting Actresses are in (save for Marisa Tomei's performance in The Wrestler - phenomenal), so we'll skip those for now.
Finally, the big one. Best Picture. Out of those five nominated, I've only seen Milk. I've heard great things about Slumdog Millionaire, but I never got around to seeing it. Personally, I'm kind of upset that neither The Dark Knight nor Wall-E were nominated for this award - they both certainly deserved consideration.
So that's what I'll be doing on Sunday night - flipping between the Oscars and Family Guy, all the while trying to write a report for school, probably.
Until next post, this has been Original Cinner Jon!