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Early Bird Oscar Preview

Early Bird Oscar Preview

Nat Rogers at The Film Experience has posted his annual “April Fool’s” Oscar predictions, and I suggest you check them out. Last year, he managed to get three of the five best picture nominations at this time (Atonement, Clayton, Blood) as well as a variety of equally impressive stats (4 of the 5 art direction nominees! Thats more than I got the day before the nominations). So if history repeats itself, three of: Doubt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk, Blindess and Australia are headed for the shortlist. Either way, its a fun twenty minutes of time-killing (and its nicely formatted). One thing I’d have to disagree with, though: actress and supporting actress nods for Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange in Grey Gardens? I thought this film was straight to HBO? I have very little faith in it. My prediction is Gardens will be ruining something great, specifically by horrible miscasting the of leads, particularly Barrymore in a role that should be played by someone whose age is a little more like, well, Jessica Lange’s.

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