Am I wrong, or was every single Oscar except Supporting Actor awarded mistakenly?
I guess in some sense the whole point of watching this ceremony, which I did not do, is to feel superior to the Academy's choices. So I will not make a big thing of this. But still. I hated that Slumdog movie down in my bones, hated it so much it ruined my whole weekend a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile Laura and I watched "Baby Mama" tonight and we declare it pretty good. Cute, you know, and funny. And it was not even nominated! What a travesty... Okay, maybe not a travesty, but it is the most recent example at hand of my general aesthetic proposition that funny and cute is better than self-serious and cheaply manipulative. And if there is one thing that virtually all the Oscar-nominated films and roles have in common, it is that they are all cheaply manipulative and utterly self-serious.
But then again I barely watch movies, what do I know.