Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Blowing the Nominations
The absolute joke category of the Oscar shows recently has been the original song. Three of five nominees this time come from Dreamgirls along with the obligatory Randy Newman song and what I predict will be the winner--Melissa Etheridge's I Need to Wake Up from Al Gore's droning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. I noticed that I was humming that song just the other day.
For anyone who wants to take me on with picking the winners, I'll give up my advantage right off the bat. The awards are Hollywood patting itself on its ever less deserving back. The Oscar goes not to the best, but to the film which will put Hollywood in the best light, as viewed by Hollywood. It's that last part which is a little tricky. Good luck.
This will be a dreary Oscars; that's an easy prediction.