Brokeback Mountain will win the Oscar for Best Picture tonight.
Surprise, surprise. Now, can we all just get on with our lives?
Can we NOT make this movie a referendum on the state of gay acceptance within our nation, and read a win to mean that America is officially gay, or read a loss to mean that America officially condemns homosexuality... yet again?
I don't know if it was intentional or not, but Jon Stewart is the perfect person to host this year's Oscars, given all of the political overtones of the Awards this year.
I'm publishing these OSCAR picks this year against my better judegement. It's a tradition for me to fill out my OSCAR ballot prior to the Awards, and so I'll do it again this year. It feels sacriligious, though, to admit that I'm actually *bored* by the OSCARS this year.
For better or worse, here are my picks:
Best Picture - Brokeback Mountain Best Director - Ang Lee Best Actor - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote Best Actress - Felicity Huffman, Transamerica (I do this only to be contrary - if you're going to win any Oscar pools, you've got to bet against the grain on at least a few categories, and this one has potential) Supporting Actress - Rachel Weisz, Constant Gardener Supporting Actor - George Clooney, Syriana Original Screenplay - Crash Adapted Screenplay - Brokeback Mountain Cinematography - Brokeback Mountain Foreign Language Film - Tsotsi Film Editing - Crash Art Direction - Good Night and Good Luck Costume Design - Memoirs of a Geisha Original Score - Brokeback Mountain Original Song - Travelin' Thru, Transamerica Sound Editing - King Kong Sound Mixing - Walk The Line Visual Effects - King Kong Make-up - The Chronicles of Narnia Documentary Feature - March of the Penguins Documentary Short - A Note of Triumph Animated Feature - Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit Live Action Short - Six Shooter Animated Short - 9
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go take a nap before the Awards.