I usually see one or two of the nominated films and just root for those. I saw Milk and Slumdog and they were both fantastic. The cinematography in Slumdog was really just spectacular. I haven’t seen The Wrestler, but if Rourke did a better job than Sean Penn I definitely have to see it because Penn was awesome in Milk.
Actually, as I start learning about the production end of things at work, it makes me even more aware of how much must go into making a movie. I am beyond impressed with the attention to detail directors have. I watched The Fellowship of the Ring this weekend and Peter Jackson is amazing. Every angle, every shot – it’s just so well thought out. The technical aspects of movie making are fascinating to me. Public television isn’t doing so great right now, so when I get laid off later this year, I am more and more convinced that I really am going to move down to LA and try to break into ‘the biz’.
Oh yeah, and my vampire hottie was there looking great, and that alone made it worth sitting through the first hour of the show. And of course Huge Jackman is always gorgeous, so that didn’t hurt either.