Posted by · 4:35 am · December 19th, 2008

As soon as I make it to my destination (the journey has been an epic one…for me to poop on!), I’ll finally get the final post of my week in review up, a list of superlatives in a variety of categories.  And Monday, the Oscar column will be back up and running with fresh charts.  Yes, it looks like Cate Blanchett has fallen away (despite a BFCA nomination that frankly still means something).  To my mind, it’s a bit shocking, and I think many will agre with me once you guys see the film in a few weeks.  But it is what it is.  The lead actress reace has been a cat fight this year.  But otherwise, everything is pretty much steady going, nothing sticking out as particularly disruptive to the season’s progression.

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  • 1 12-19-2008 at 7:22 am

    Robert said...

    I’m shocked as well. I’m very surprised Blanchett is getting passed over for Jolie. Not that Jolie is bad, but Blanchett’s role is more complex and nuanced at the same time. I’m hoping that the reason behind Blanchett’s snub at SAG is simply because many voted without seeing the film and they did not know whether or not her performance bordered on lead or supporting. I’m thinking once the film comes out, she will start racking up support.

    Kris, if you had a ballot, how would you rank this year’s main contenders?

  • 2 12-19-2008 at 7:39 am

    jp said...

    i will be very depressed if jolie beats cate blanchett…i’ve always rooted for her and i’ve been thrilled to see her become a huge star. she’s excellent in Benjamin Button and, honestly, she and hathaway are the best of the year in my mind.

  • 3 12-19-2008 at 2:59 pm

    Speaking English said...

    When is your “Best Shots of the Year” article going to be on here?

    Also, “Benjamin Button” comes out next week, so it won’t be “a few weeks” before we see it.

  • 4 12-19-2008 at 3:21 pm

    Anonymous said...

    Actually Kris, I’m notat all surprised that Blanchett is missing out on a nom. She doesn’t have nearly as much screentime as other best actress contenders, which I understand shouldn’t matter but we all know it does. Also, I personally didn’t find the performance to be all that special. The aging was done quite well and the character certainly changes with age, but I think Roth and the makeup team deserve more credit for Blanchett’s performance than she does herself…You should also probably know that I found the film itself disappointing. I really wanted to like it, and I certainly liked certain aspects, but I don’t think it’s worth spending 2.5+ hours to end up feeling ambivalent about a film.