“Babel,” “The Departed,” “Letters From Iwo Jima,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “The Queen.”I've seen the last two, don't think either is best picture worthy. Would like to see Babel and The Departed. Not interested in WWII movies.
BEST ACTORLeonardo DiCaprio, “Blood Diamond”; Ryan Gosling, “Half Nelson”; Peter O'Toole, “Venus”; Will Smith, “The Pursuit of Happyness”; Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland.”
Haven't seen any of them; doubt I will (I saw the preview of Venus and it looked like another cheesy Brit pic, and then I found out it was a Hanif Kureishi film and I was shocked! My beloved Ty Burr gave it a pretty good review, but I'm still not particularly interested).
I saw The Queen and The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep should have been nominated (and won) for best supporting. Helen Mirren is excellent and deserving. I actually want to see all these movies. Are my gender preferences showing?
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
I'd like to see Dreamgirls. Alan Arkin was pretty funny, though I liked the uncle too.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Adriana Barraza, “Babel”; Cate Blanchett, “Notes on a Scandal”; Abigail Breslin, “Little Miss Sunshine”; Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”; Rinko Kikuchi, “Babel.”
No real opinions here. I've only seen Little Miss Sunshine. Would like to see the others (surprise).