Oscar nominations are Thursday. To prepare, I do two things: first I tell you what I’d nominate, and get all those personal opinions out of the way, and then I guess what actually will be nominated. Today is that first one.
Basically — if I had a ballot, and could pick what I think should be nominated in every category (something that could not happen even if I were able to vote), this is what I’d vote for. I’ve seen 400 movies this year, I’ve got some standing to pick things. And I have this website, where I talk about movies and the Oscars. Pretty much I have standing to do whatever I want. And this also clears my head of that pesky notion of, “Well, I’d like this person to be nominated, so let’s put them on the list because maybe I can will it into existence.”
Here is what my Oscar nominees would look like: (more…)