Archive for September 27, 2012

The Oscar Quest: My Oscar Nominations — Best Actor (1990-2011)

These performance articles are going to be tougher than the Best Picture ones. But before we get into that, let me explain:

I’m doing a series of articles where I sort of mediate my opinions about what should have been nominated in all of the Oscar Quest categories (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress), all time (1927-1928 to present), next to what the actual nominees were. I’ve never actually gone on record about what I think should have been nominated, mostly because I treat the Oscars as something that’s just a thing. I have opinions each year about what should or shouldn’t be nominated, but once a category is in place I (unlike many other people), have respect for the category as an entity. I don’t fuck with them, and treat everything as, “Okay, it’s there. Now how do I vote?”

But I figured I could accomplish two things by actually telling people what I’d nominate. First, I figured I could use my opinions to create what I’m calling a Compromise List, which is basically a mixture of what actually happened and what I think should have happened, which, to most rational people who like movies (and respect the Oscars), actually ends up being something that perfectly mediates the two. I feel like these Compromise Lists give everyone the best of both worlds — we get to nominate shit that was ignored, and the films that the Academy clearly liked get to stay. And (hopefully) everyone’s happy. (more…)

Pic of the Day: ♫ “Somewhere out there / Beneath the pale moonlight / Someone’s thinking of me / And loving me tonight. / Somewhere out there / Someone’s saying a prayer / That we’ll find one another / In that big somewhere out there. / And even though I know how very far apart we are / It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star. / And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby / It helps to think we’re sleeping underneath the same big sky. / Somewhere out there / If love can see us through / Then we’ll be together / Somewhere out there / Out where dreams come true.” ♫