These two were pretty much a foregone conclusion. Everyone in the world knew that Jamie Foxx couldn’t lose. His Ray Charles was astounding, so he deserved this all the way. There really wasn’t anyone who could have beaten him. And in Actress, someone thought it was a good idea to make the race about Hilary vs. Annette Round Two instead of about the actress who was actually the most deserving in the race — so, that was pretty clear cut as well (Annette was not winning).
I really don’t have all too much to say here, since the Academy got one of them right, and one of them wrong. But the one they got wrong is one they’d normally get wrong, and it’s only made worse by the fact that she’s won one already and isn’t that good of an actress to have two.
Best Actor – 2004
And the nominees were…
Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda
Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
Jamie Foxx, Ray (more…)
Last week, in Box Office…
The Roommate wins the weekend with $15 million. Good for the film, since it was only made for $8 million. Still, we all know it’s a piece of shit. So…yeah. Whatever. It’ll be the film that helps them make up for whichever big budget movie fails first (because you know they will). I said between $12-14 million. Everyone said $16 million. We split the difference. I was trying to be optimistic in hoping it would fail. Turns out, there are that many stupid teenagers.
Sanctum makes $9.4 million. I said 10-11. I’m happy. Let it fail. Let them all fail. Evil laugh. Seriously, watching all these movies either underperform or fail to overperform (because studios wont say it, but they do expect certain movies to overperform based on their budgets) is the best thing to happen to Hollywood right now. Also, it was higher budget than Roomie, so seeing it fail more is better. Sorry Jim, you made your money. This whole, 3D shit isn’t working, no matter how much you try.
NSA did $8 million. I guessed 8 and change, closer to 9. So, good. Less money, while staying in line with expectations. I’m both right and happy.
The King’s Speech did $7.7 million. I called it around $8 million. Check. Good for it. Honestly, I’m happy about everything to do with this film except the fact that it’s gonna win Best Picture. If it doesn’t win, then this film gets no ill will from me. What it’s doing in the box office is incredible. (more…)