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"Boy," she said, "why are you crying?"

Well, I didn't do too badly with my Oscar nom predictions this year. I guessed 31 out of 40 nominees correctly out of the eight categories I made predictions for (because I'm not even going to try to predict art direction or sound editing, thank you very much). I was hoping for a few edgier choices from the Academy this year, like last year's Fernando Meirelles surprise, but no such luck. Unless you count Clint Eastwood stealing Paul Giamatti's slot, which I don't. Let's face it, though, it was a pretty weak year for film. I was really hoping for some love for Eternal Sunshine, which I think is about 1000 times better than Sideways, but I am unsurprised it was mostly forgotten. Marc Forster was so totally robbed, though. Taylor Hackford? The man who directed Proof of Life? Puleez.

Speaking of Forster, I finally saw Finding Neverland yesterday. Loved it. Cried like a baby, but in a good way. It hit a bit close to home, but mostly it was cathartic. And I'm a total Peter Pan freak. I got choked up as soon as I saw J.M. Barrie walking his big shaggy Newfoundland. (Nana! It's poor sweet Nana!) Heck, the trailer made me cry the first time I saw it way back last year. ("Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older." *sob*) Not that I remembered to bring kleenex, of course.

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em_meredith
Jan. 25th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
I was really hoping for some love for Eternal Sunshine, which I think is about 1000 times better than Sideways, but I am unsurprised it was mostly forgotten.

I was glad to see Kate Winslet get a nom for that. She rocked.
hannasus
Jan. 25th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
She really, really did. But then, when doesn't she?
pookha
Jan. 25th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
Finding Neverland was amazing, wasn't it? Such a great movie, I'm so glad it's been recognized. And I totally agree, Eternal Sunshine needed even more nods! Glad for Kate, though, she can really pick the right movies. :)

Love your icon! That was my favorite part of the blooper reel. ;)
austin360
Jan. 25th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
You saw Finding Neverland? ::hugs Sus:: I'm glad you liked it. I know you were wary about seeing it.

Because I've never been a movie fan as much as a TV fan (and I really don't know why -- maybe it's because the entire movie experience is so damn expensive), I haven't seen any of the nominated films this year. And so, just like every year, I'm pledging to watch them all before the Oscars. No doubt I'll totally fail in doing so, but I like having the goal anyway. I was *shocked* that I managed to win the Oscar predictions last year.

Oh, last year. Sniffle. Peter and Fran and Phillippa and Howard and the hobbits! Last year was such a good time.
mcsister
Jan. 25th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
I loved Finding Neverland but was very glad that the friend I first went with to see it made sure I had kleenex. :)
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