Where was Ricky Gervais when we needed him?! Shame on you Hollywood for being too sensitive and ostracizing the acid-tongued Brit comic after the Golden Globes. At least he told actual jokes!
What I witnessed Sunday evening had to be the most awkwardly boring Oscar telecast I have ever watched.
The best director race this year has become much closer now that Tom Hooper from The King's Speech scooped up the Director's Guild Award – a common indicator of the Best Directing Oscar winner. There are some pundits who still believe The Social Network's David Fincher is the man to beat come February 27th.
I love this time of year (Oscar Season) because it allows me to talk about so many great films. Films that challenge and inspire. Films about courage and triumph. Films about loss and heartache. Films of passion.
Discussing great films to me is like having a great dance partner.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are coming up on February 27th, and with one month to go until the biggest awards show in entertainment, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this morning announced the Oscar nominations bright and early.
It's a docu–drama about computer programming. It's a morality play, a coming of age story, and a courtroom drama. All of which plays out like a suspenseful psychological thriller.
Is it the best movie of the year? Could be. But it is definitely the most important movie of the year.
Why? Because it is us. It is now.