Originally Posted by Jay E
Also a shame that Sandra Bullock will win the best actress award....I knew it was a longshot but I was hoping that Tilda Swinton would be nominated for Julia. Those 2 perfectly illustrate the difference between what an "Actress" is and what a "Movie Star" is.
With Streep in the category for Julie & Julia (and given that she won the Golden Globes), I'm not so sure it's a slam dunk for Bullock.
But that said, I wouldn't mind if Bullock won for The Blind Side. While I agree the movie itself didn't stand out as anything all that special, I came away from it thinking that Sandra Bullock--for the first time in her career--owned a role and made it her own. I remember thinking that I hoped she got an Oscar nomination for that work.
I hate the ten nomination concept for Best Picture. I suppose it might
have been better--if a change needed to be made--to do what other awards have done and come up with a drama/action group and a comedy/musical group. Best thing would have been to just leave it at five.
Including Up in the Best Picture group now requires an asterisk, I suppose (because of the increase in nominees), that Beauty and the Beast is the only animated film to be nominated for BP in the "five nominee era."
I've only seen five of the nominees for Best Picture (Avatar, Blindside, Inglourious Basterds, Up & District 9). I'll be rooting for IB. That film has stayed with me in much the same way Doubt did a year or so ago. An exciting piece of filmmaking!