January 22, 2009 by MK
1. The Dark Knight should have been nominated for Best Picture and Christopher Nolan should have been nominated for Best Director. When you have a movie that is borderline Best Picture quality and add to the mix that it’s one of the biggest movies of all time, you nominate it. End of story. And how Nolan made quasi-art out of a superhero/action movie deserves recognition. The ratings will plummet and Hollywood will be seen as even more out of touch than it already is.
2. Doubt not getting a Best Picture nomination is [by film standards] a travesty. John Patrick Shanley made something absolutely riveting out of what should have been terribly boring.
3. Two nominations for Best Song for Slumdog Millionaire and zero for Bruce Springsteen. He won the Golden Globe, his song fits The Wrestler to a tee and, oh yeah, he’s Bruce F’ing Springsteen! Now we have to sit through two dreadful performances of Slumdog songs while The Boss sits on his thumb at home.
To top it all off, usually we have the host to look forward to as a way to save an otherwise tedious night. But no, Wolverine is hosting. Maybe he can shred the envelopes with his steel claws and we can start over.