The Oscar nominations came out while mom was on the table, but having my priorities straight, I hadn't had time to comment til now! The nominations are pretty much what we all expected, a little boring even. But the two points of dramatic interest for me?
1) Kathryn Bigelow and ex-husband James Cameron are duking it out for best director!!!
She's up for THE HURT LOCKER with 9 nominations including best picture, while he's up for the billion dollar blockbuster AVATAR also with 9 nominations including BEST PICTURE. May the best spouse win.
2)Did I ever imagine a world where Sandy Bullock and Meryl Streep would be going head to head for Best Actress? I'm sure Sandra--a doll--is just as amazed as we are. She certainly seemed so at the Golden Globes, and later at the SAG awards where she beat La Streep!!!! Bullock was good in THE BLIND SIDE, but not as good as she was in CRASH several years ago. Meryl is invariably good--a record-breaking 16 nominations good. But I think people forget that she has not won an OSCAR since 1982!! I'd like to see her do it this year and cook us up a marvelous speech a la Julia: Bon appetit!
All of which leads me to what's happening this Saturday night February 6!! BEST ACTOR OSCAR NOMINEE Jeremy Renner from the OSCAR NOMINATED film THE HURT LOCKER is coming to Cambridge to accept his BEST ACTOR AWARD from the Boston Society of Film Critics! His film THE HURT LOCKER will be screened right after the ceremony at the Brattle Theater, after which he will do a Q & A with the audience.
JULIA CHILD'S NIECE will also be there accepting on behalf of Meryl Streep whom we named BEST ACTRESS!! And Meryl has autographed one of Julia's Cookbooks to be raffled off,
proceeds going to Partners In Health for Haiti.
Please come! Check out the press release below for details!