Five Oscar Winners I Am (Perhaps Foolishly) Hoping For
1. Best Picture: Little Miss Sunshine.
It's such a long shot, but I LOVED this movie. Abigail Breslin and Steve Carrel are fabulous and I loved this storyline. The movie isn't necessarily for everyone, but I think the big theme was when you're family, you stick together regardless of tough, awkward, or bizarre situations, and THAT is for everyone.
2. Best Actress: Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
Omg, she did a fabulous job bringing this character to life! I loved that she never once yelled during the entire movie, but everyone was scared of her. It is truly a testament to her abilities to bring such a phenomenal performance to a movie that was great but wasn't ever going to be on anyone's classics list.
3. Best Supporting Actress: Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine.
I just love this kid because she's a great actress but she seems like a real kid without the creepy precociousness of Dakota Fanning.
4. Best Foriegn Language Film: Pan's Labrynth.
This movie blew me away. Not as much as Apocalypto, but it was still fantastic. I want everyone to see it so I can ask them what they think of the end because I have two theories and I don't know which one is better. The mark of a truly good foriegn film is getting so lost in the story that you forget you're reading along. This definitely happens with Pan's Labrynth. I wish I had that good of an imagination, to come up with the visuals for a story like that and share them with everyone else.
5. Best Supporting Actor: Mark Wahlberg in The Departed.
I had absolutely no interest in seeing this movie, but it was K's birthday celebration so there you go. It was really suprisingly good, and Mark Wahlberg's character was my favorite. He was so angry and it was fantastic! I don't know if Leonardo DiCaprio is really best actor material from this movie, but kudos for the nomination. I really do hope Mark Wahlberg wins though.
We'll see what happens!