Archive for January 22, 2017

Oscars 2016: My Nominations Ballot

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…)


Pic of the Day: “He’s stuck, that’s what it is. He’s in between worlds. You know it happens sometimes that the spirit gets yanked out so fast that the essence still feels it has work to do here.”