My few thoughts pre-game:
I have come to terms with Avatar
, and although I will not be happy
if it wins, I can accept it. However, if Kathryn Bigelow loses best directed to James Cameron, I will never watch the Oscars again.
For best actress, I still really think Meryl Streep had the better performance, but I wouldn't mind seeing Sandra Bullock winning. Her performance isn't the best, but she has a very good body of work and I'm glad she is finally getting recognition.
For best picture, I have Inglourious Basterds
as my upset pick. With the new style of voting, and their win at the SAG awards, I think they can make a run at it. I would love to see the final voting scores because (realistically) I don't think it will win, but it will get a lot of votes.
Finally, I'm more excited about this awards show then any other (since I started watching with Crash
's win in 2006), and I think it is for a few reasons: 1) they were pushed back, so I was able to see all of the best pic nominees and most of the others, 2) it isn't a forgone conclusion, and 3) I actually like
the front runners this year.
Good luck to everyone
Can't wait for the start!