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Monday, February 06, 2006


Hey Folks! Here we are once again in that post-superbowl pre-oscar 6 more weeks of winter stretch. I think there are some great contenders again this year for the Academy Awards, however, winning an Oscar is like winning an election. It has much less to do with content and more to do with how hard you campaign to win the votes. Do we have any early predictions yet on who will win what? (make sure your pic is nominated first - for a complete list of Oscar contenders, click here)

And what wonderful ideas do you have planned to do with your sweetheart on Valentines day?

All Things Possible!


  • At 9:42 PM, February 06, 2006 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Well, after looking over the list of nominees I'm sad to say that I didn't see most of them. But, it's clear that from the number of nominations "Brokeback Mountain" is bound to win it's share.

    I will predict "Batman Begins" for cinematography and "Harry Potter" for art direction - and in my mind it's between "Narnia" and "Star Wars" for make-up. Apparently, I saw more of the films in these categories. And, for whatever reason, I hope that Dolly Parton's song, "Travelin' Thru" wins, though I didn't see the movie I've always been somewhat of a closet Parton fan!

    My Valentine's Day will be with something I love not so much with someone - the theatre. I'll be at rehearsal most of the evening. There are worse ways to spend Valentine's Day - but there are better ways too!


  • At 8:52 AM, February 07, 2006 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Hey Dave!! Will the Valentines Day you alluded to be with a beauty and a beast? How is that going?? As always, sending you the best of luck!

    I was happy to see that Brokeback was so widely heralded too. I couldn't agree with you more about Dolly. Although I haven't heard her song, I think she should win on character alone! I'm continuing to pull for Wallace and Grommit Curse of the Ware-Rabbit which as you may recall I had predicted on this forum way back in October (really! You can look it up!) I also voted for you as best director. Still waiting to see...

    All Things Possible!!

  • At 8:36 PM, February 07, 2006 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Yes, my Valentine's will be with a a beast and with about 35 other assorted cast members (Beauty gets a rare evening off)! It's a dance rehearsal so it will probably be a long night to boot - but we are a dedicated bunch. Things are going well, the orchestra is finally in place, the cast knows their lines and songs and once the dances are learned we will put it all together for a St. Patrick's Day opening!

    I haven't seen the Wallace and Grommit movie but now that it's on DVD I probably will soon. There just wasn't a lot of quality animation this year - unless you include "King Kong" himself.

    Thanks for the director nod - but wouldn't the Tony's be more appropriate? Oddly enough I was voted "Best Director" last year by my group.


  • At 12:05 PM, February 08, 2006 , Anonymous Nisha said...

    I have browsed the list of nominees and I am rooting for "Brokeback Mountain" for best picture. It was a film that made me think about the content for several days. I was moved by the story and had compassion for the forbidden lovers. I like "Crash" for best original screenplay. That was another film that made me think. I totally agree with you on the pick for best animated film. I loved Wallace and Gromit's "Curse of the Ware-Rabbit". The visual effects were stuning in "King Kong". I haven't seen all the candidates for best foreign film, but I did see "Joyeux Noel" and it was a beautiful story. I would be pleased to see it get an oscar.

  • At 3:29 PM, February 09, 2006 , Blogger Tom said...

    Hi Chris, I would like to see Phillip Seymor Hoffman get the best actor He did a wonderful job as Capote and Capote was quite a character excellent writer but a bit eccentric.
    I would Like to see Jake Gyllenhal get best supporting actor. I loved the movie and I love Heath Ledger but I thought his character voice was a bit mumbly for me. He was great in a Knights tale a few years back.
    Harry Potter for art direction, Brokeback Mountain for cinematography the location was beautiful. I didnt see the Movie With Dame Judy Dench but I absolutely love her and think she is wonderful in whatever she does. I liked her PBS show As time goes by. I didnt see to many movies that are on the list but I am a Wallace and Grommet fan as well. I liked Star Wars and Batman begins .
    well as for Valentines day my sweetheart is still in Mexico so I will be alone for Valentines day.
    Always enjoy your questions Have an enjoyable day. Tom

  • At 9:53 AM, February 11, 2006 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Quite a few movies I haven't seen (yet) because we always are a bit late over here..(Brokeback Mountain just started playing last week!) But here's my list anyway I guess. Heath Ledger for lead. William Hurt as support part in History of Violence (a movie I did see acually!) Judi Dench for female lead -and she so deserves it. Wallace & Gromit best anime. KingKong best art director (go PJ!) and my vote goes to Charlie for best costumes, but my guess is it will end up with Pride & Prejudice..
    Munich will get best director andbest film, I think. March of the Penguins for best documentary. Paradise Now for best foreign language movie- which has nothing to do with the fact the director has some Dutch roots, *grin*.. And NARNIA for best make up!
    Now, let's check back in a while to see which of these guesses were right.

    As for Valentine's Day: I think if february 14th is the only day in the year you're being good to your loved ones, you need to take a closer look at your relationships. Over here Valentinesday is nothing more than an over-commercialised occasion, very good for the economy. We didn't even have a Valentinesday up till about ten years ago!
    But, it won't hurt to do something nice and sweet for our loved onces every once in a while, and if Valentinesday helps us remember that then I see no harm in it! so: lots of love for everyone!!
    Be Inspired!

  • At 12:05 PM, February 14, 2006 , Anonymous Nisha said...

    I am looking forward to my Valentine's Day activities. I am having lunch with my sweetheart today. Then this evening we are going to see a play. We also have a trip planned this weekend. We are heading to Lake Tahoe for a little romantic get away. I hope the trip turns out to be a winter wonderful adventure.

    Chris, I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day too.


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