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Monday, February 10, 2003  

Oscar nominations tomorrow, so a last minute prediction here. We'll see in the morning whether I know my arse from my Scorsese.

Best Picture predictions:
1. Catch Me if You Can
2. LotR: Two Towers
3. Chicago
4. The Hours
5. Road to Perdition

These are a bit cyncial. Chicago was crap, but a decent diversion. Road to Perdition was crap and painful. Catch Me if You Can is a $75m April movie except that it was a December Spielberg, so we're supposed to regard it as High Art. The Hours was self-consciously aming to be High Art but managed middle art with a histrionic flair. (Lord of the Rings was magnifcent.)

If lil ol Emma were the sole voter for Oscar nominations, the list would look like this:

1. Monsoon Wedding
2. 13 Conversations About One Thing
3. LOTR: Two Towers
4. Gangs of New York
5. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind -or- Dogtown and Z Boys

And the Oscar would go to....

Gangs of New York

posted by Jeff | 8:54 PM |
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