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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Oscar mania makes brief appearance

After last night's Democratic debate, it's almost a relief to consider something as trivial as the Oscars (do they even count this year as that?). Anyway, glad to see Michael Clayton get a best picture nod today, but I'm down on all the others in that category except Juno. I would have put The Diving Bell and the Butterfly in there myself (though Schnabel did get a best director slot). Glad that "Falling Slowly" made it from Once as best song, even if it wasn't the best tune in that picture. Various best actors/actresses more or less expected and deserved, although Tommy Lee Jones came out of nowhere (they got that one right). Best song from Once:

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