. . . Tuesday January 25, 2005

Oscars Noms

The Oscar noms are out and The Aviator (which I though was good at best) is leading the pack with eleven nominations.

Wouldn’t it be weird if Martin Scorsese won for this forgettable movie after being passed over when he served up some of the most memorable movies of all time. I mean come on, Aviator vs Raging Bull or Goodfellas? Please.

Although it got a best script nod, I would’ve liked to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind get a best picture nom. I liked Sideways as much as the next guy, but Eternal seemed to be on another level. And speaking of Sideways, how about no nomination for Paul Giamatti and yet one for Thomas Haden Church? It’s like their character’s good luck, bad luck streaks moved from the screen to reality. If their goal was water cooler discourse, the Academy will get it with that move.

Concentration is important!