I have always thought of the Academy Awards as sort of the Super Bowl for Gays.
This weekend we are having a small group of friends over to watch, to cheer and to sneer.
Until then I thought that I would give my picks for the bigger categories. This list is what I would pick from the nominated films......... NOT what will actually win.
BEST PICTURE: "Frost/Nixon"
BEST ACTOR: Mickey Rourke "The Wrestler"
BEST ACTRESS: Melissa Leo "Frozen River"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Heath Leger "The Dark Knight"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Viola Davis "Doubt"
BEST DIRECTOR: David Fincher "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
The only one that I think has a lock is Heath Leger, maybe Mickey Rourke but all of the others are long shots at best. I tend to prefer gritty down trodden stories and really had my fill with The Wrestler and Frozen River. They are films that show you that no matter how bad your life is somebody always has it worse.
I am of the opinion that it was a good year for films and hope that this trend continues in 2009!
Feel free to give me your opinions!