22 February 2009
  final reflections
best of the year- slumdog of course, but also kate winslet in revolutionary road. i think it was watching her in the reader again yesterday that really made me reflect on just how good she was in the other film. like marion cotillard last year or adriana barraza the year before, i will definitely remember kate's as the best performance this year.

worst of the year- i know that the razzies were handed out yesterday and they gave the worst pic award to mike myers the love guru, but i can't even imagine that it could even compare to spike lee's hysterically bad miracle at st. anna. the funny thing is that i was really looking forward to this movie. i actually do recommend it though, because i think it is worth watching just because it is just that bad that you have to see it for yourself. at one point there is an entire scene in which an italian peasant girl hangs up laundry topless. i'm not kidding. and could someone please explain to me how this village doesn't even have any food because of the nazi blockade, but yet the lusty rochelle rochelle wannabe seems to have an endless supply of makeup and seems to have time to wash and blowdry her long wavy black hair every morning?

worst of the year, runner up- (and i have to admit that i like her music, but) paris hilton is just unconscionably bad in repo: the genetic opera. i mean, really, really bad.

most prolific- kate winslet gave two great performance, but clint eastwood managed to do it all. he reminds me of one of those old vaudeville guys with a harmonica and a drum and a banjo or whatever.

most inexplicable nomination- i'm tempted to say robert downey jr.'s best supporting actor nod for tropic thunder, but people liked it so i guess to each his own. but i really don't understand philip seymour hoffman's best supporting actor nomination, since this is very obviously a leading role. and while we're at it, there's dev patel's best supporting sag nomination and kate winslet's recognition as supporting in the reader. people really seem to have been playing around with the categories this year

what would make me happy- no montages. amy adams wins best supporting actress. slumdog wins in all eight categories in which it's nominated.
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