Sunday, February 10, 2008

Have You Voted?

No, not in the primaries. Don't even get me started on that. I'm a total pessimist about that. No, go and vote on the who "should" win the Oscars. The Oscar pages are (mostly) updated so you can vote on Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress now ... I'm running so far behind this year. Oops.

Did you know that we have two Best Actor nominees from Kentucky this year? Did you know that Julie Christie and Ellen Page are teensy next to the other Best Actress nominees? Did you know that Best Actress is the most international big category: Australia, Canada, UK by way of India, New York, and Paris are all represented.

<--- And on an extremely shallow note (I apologize in advance for this, I really do) but isn't Leo looking just, well, more than a little doughy for the romantic leading man roles he usually plays. That's from the set of Revolutionary Road

14 comments:

Drew said...

Is it just me, or do the percentages for Ellen Page's performance on the Actress page not add up...?

Arkaan said...

They don't. Looks like Nathaniel forgot one point (maybe 18% for being in a best picture nominee or something).

NATHANIEL R said...

oops. fixed. y'all have eyes like a hawk

Catherine said...

Day-Lewis is fifty? Really? Wow.

amir_uk said...

At first I thought Catherine was asking if Day-Lewis is a fittie? Really? He sure is a FITTIE. FIT. FIT. FIT. FIT. Beautiful some might say.

Anonymous said...

Leo does look a little doughie but what of it? He's playing a 50's character who drinks too much, smokes too much, and is, in the end, a loser, in spite of being married to Winslet. Doesn't that look fit the part? Let's just wait and see, eh? Has anyone else read Revolutionary Road or experienced life in the 50's, by the way? Just curious.

NATHANIEL R said...

i have not experienced life in the 50s. Unless you count the past decade.

liz said...

He looks like Tyler Florence. Although I suspect his Frank is meant to be both eating and drinking his feelings, so I'm somehow not surprised. Also, at some level, both Frank and April are overinvested in their ideas of themselves at the expense of, like, their actual lives, and so again the bulk of Doomed Suburban Middle-Age is perhaps not inappropriately metaphorical here.

John T said...

"Unless you count the past decade." -Touche, Nathaniel, but I still think I'd take Ike over the current blunder.

Billy D said...

Nathaniel, you bitch. Now if we were saying the same about your beloved Winslet... (she's beloved by me as well, don't worry).

NATHANIEL R said...

but that's my point Billy... which i didn't make clear. If Kate Winslet was looking like this she'd be CRUCIFIED in the media.

if course in any actress did what PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN does in each film they'd never be regarded as the best of their generation either.

double standards galore.

Anonymous said...

Frank is probably supposed to look a little paunchy, though I'm sure sees himself as the fit, well-spoken free thinker he always like to pretend he was.

God that is a depressing (if often very funny) book. The movie is going to make Little Children look like Friends. That ending!

My girlfriend and I want to move to Austraila and I can't help but wonder if we're Wheelers, even though live in Chicago and not 1950s suburban hell.

Marshall said...

He's been struggling with hefto since he gained 40 pounds for GANGS OF NEW YORK. I think it's been one of the things that's helped him shift into his manly phase. Plus remember post-war corpulence as the American male was flush with prosperity for the first time was not entirely uncommon. I'd still hit it.

Anonymous said...

Well, if you look at him in The Aviator, he's actually quite trim, no doubt in an attempt to look taller and leaner ala Mr. Hughes. And he's hardly out of shape as Billy in The Departed. I think he gains weight/trims up when it suits him and/or the character he's playing. The guy dresses like a schlub when he's just being himself and doesn't seem to care if folks see his paunch or not (reportedly hates working out, too) -- as recent photos taken by razzi when he was on vac in Mexico can attest. After all, he is "king of the world"....so even his pretty playthings don't seem to care.