Teeeehee!! I think these will get nominated (this is not about justice, people. If there was justice then Goodfellas would have beat ‘DANCES WITH WOLVES’ . OMG How did ‘Dances with Wolves’ beat Goodfellas?). HAH! Art, it’s so kRzy y’all. In no particular
2. Inglorious Basterds (HAI THIS SHOULD WIN A THRILLION TIMES)
3. A Serious Man
4. The Hangover (OK! Here me out, I think the Academy screwed the gold-dipped pooch by not including Dark Knight last year and that’s why they broadened the category —there are a thousand other reasons that have to do with money and PR- but I think there’s def a Dark Knight effect going on. ANYWAYS, they have to nominate one comedy with ten slots. I didn’t like the Hangover but critics and box office patrons lovvved it).
5. Hurt Locker (I will also accept this as a winner)
6. District 9
7. An Education
8. Invictus (OOOOF THE OSCAR BAIT ON THIS ONE. )
UPDATE: OMG, I forgot about Bad Lt. Do you guys think it stands a chance to get the nom?
This list is way too cool! I bet Oscars are going to skew more for old people (the biggest voting block?).
Up in the Air is “current” and features “nepotism.” It’s got a little Billy Wilder woven into its DNA. It’s in! (I like it a lot if I look at it as a very downbeat criticism of the soulessness/separation world today…and then I read Jason Reitman’s texts and I think he thinks he made another movie.) That said, rare and awesome roles for females in this one.
A Single Man has such good acting and is so pretty. (Even if it’s fair to argue that it’s over-stylized.) What’s going against it is that it’s very similar to A Serious Man in its title. Wouldn’t doubt if this ended up being a Florida-esque fustercluck, considering. With confused voters. I think the Coens are out in this case; nihilism with a schlemiel at the center lacks the cool/Tommy Lee Jones-factor of No Country For Old Men.
Hangover or District 9. Not both! I think.
Don’t forget The Last Station, which is classy and features old people doin’ it and Russians who write literature. And Helen Mirren! In for sure.
Julie & Julia or 500 Days could take a slot, perhaps?
The Oscars are sort of fun. I’m already quite sick, however, of all this internet coverage of Every Single Critics Group Award, Christ it is boring.