Tuesday, March 07, 2006
A QUICK LOOK AT THE OSCARS....REAL QUICK!
It’s nice to see the smaller movies get some recognition at the Academy Awards this year. If you are a regular reader of my columns you know that I don’t think too much of the AA’s. They are usually a popularity contest and too many times deserving movies or actors are left out because of their anonymity. This is not the case this year as "Crash" (box office, $53 million) won Best Picture, the wonderful Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor for totally nailing the part of Truman Capote in "Capote" ($22 million), Rachel Weisz won Best Supporting Actress in the mostly ignored "The Constant Gardener" (Her part was actually deserving of Best Actress). Ang Lee took Best Director with "Brokeback Mountain", a highly discussed film that actually only did $72 million at the box office. Add to that the nomination of Amy Adams for Best Supporting Actress in "Junebug" ($3 million) and Felicity Huffman for Best Actress in "Transamerica" ($4 million) and we see the Academy as looking more to quality than quantity for a change.