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Thursday, February 03, 2011

"The envelope please."

 "And the winner is..."

If you follow this sort of thing, then you are aware that the nominations for this year's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences awards have been announced:

The nominees for the Best Picture "Oscar"  are:
All of these films (plus more than 2,000 others) are available for viewing at the HOME THEATER CENTER.  Just click on a title above to view the movie.

I have seen all 10 of these excellent movies.  All deserve their entry onto the ballot.  But I believe that True Grit should win for "Best Picture" and that Jeff Bridges should win the award for "Best Actor in a Leading Role."  He absolutely nailed the re-imaging of the character of "Rooster" Cogburn.  Not better than John Wayne's nor that much different.  Just a different "feel".  A different "air".  A different "texture."  Hailee Steinfeld's rendition of the Mattie Ross character is well worthy of her nomination for the "Best Actress in a Leading Role" statuette.  Matt Damon far out shown Glenn Campbell as "La Bouef".

So, that's my "2-cents worth" on the "Oscars."  What's yours?

"Let's all be careful out there!"True Grit