This pic of Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) and Penélope Cruz at an Oscar after party is my new favorite picture ever. Are they about to reenact the Vicky Cristina Barcelona darkroom moment? The Spaniard definitely has a drink in her and The Alien Goddess is arguably the movie world's most famous polyamory advocate, so...
This photo also reminds us that for two consecutive years the FB Award and the Oscar have honored the same Supporting Actress! Even before my own awards existed in their public form two years running agreement in any category is rare. It's something to celebrate. Which means we're due for something truly disheartening or terrifying in 2009... like another Cold Mountain or A Beautiful Mind sitch. You know the kind: The Supporting Actress Winner is either embarrassingly over the top or harmless / completely bland but either way she's the worst of the five nominees. She sweeps the year's supporting honors anyway.
I must steel myself for something hideous in 2009.
My 2009 Oscar predictions arrive on April 1st but we'll do a little build up to that in late March. I hope you're sticking around. Who are you imagining in the 2009/10 race. Have you thought of it at all? Or perhaps you'd prefer to wait like a more sensible person? I've heard they exist.