Oscar is nearly with us, there are billboards all over town, its hard not to get caught up in all the excitement.
My favourite movie of the last year, The Constant Gardener, did not get a best picture nomination, which leads me to believe many voters didn't actually see the movie.
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Name: Debra Tysall
Lives: British but live in Los Angeles
Occupation: Several jobs, used to be a chef
Favourite all-time film: Shawshank Redemption with LA Confidential also up there
However, I am really hoping that at least Rachel Weisz gets to win for best supporting actress, although why she didn't get nominated for best actress is a mystery to me.
I think Crash will pick up the best screenplay award, and possibly Matt Dillon might just get it for best supporting actor, although I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to be Paul Giamatti, who really was great in Cinderella Man.
Although I really enjoyed Brokeback Mountain, I am not as enamoured of it as some, but I think it will get either best picture or best director, the latter I think would be more deserving.
What can I say about Wallace and Gromit, they are a national treasure as far as I am concerned, and Nick Park should be knighted immediately for his services to animation! Is there enough room on his mantel for another statuette, I wonder!