Saturday, March 04, 2006

Oscar Scorecard (checking...)

Best Picture
Should Win: Crash.
Will Win: Crash. WON!
(It's a movie that I didn't expect: original and provocative treament of race-relations; great acting and directing).

Best Actor
Should Win: Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line).
Will Win: Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote). WON
(I must admit that the subject didn't interest me and I'm not a fan of the music, but I thought that Phoenix did an excellent job).

Best Actress
Should Win: Judi Dench (Mrs. Henderson Presents).
Will Win: Felicity Huffman (Transamerica).
(Judi Dench is one of the best living movie actresses, and I just think that the lady deserves it; although Reese Whiterspoon WON in Walk the Line is also fantastic; and I really hated Transamerica. I mean, just compare it to Mrs. Henderson. What's happening to Western civilization?)

Best Supporting Actor

Should win: Matt Dillon.
Will win: Matt Dillon.
(Matt Dillon in the role of the LA policeman make you feel that you are dealing with a real and complex human being and not a caricature).

Best Supporting Actress
Should win: Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener). WON!
Will win: Cathetine Keener (Capote).
(I loved the book and the movie which was an intelligent and beautiful treament of the novel. Weisz is an intelligenet and very, very beautiful actress; Keener is overated).

Best Director
Should win: Steven Spielberg (Munich).
Will win: Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain). WON
(Eat You heart out, Hitchcock. Some of the scenes in this movie will be taught in film schools for years to come. What can I say? Spielberg is my guy. I found Brokeback too long and boring).