Monday, March 1, 2004

Lost In Admiration

When one film absolutely dominates the Oscars like Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, a lot of great performances deserving of that gold guy go into second-best status. Fortunately, Rings was not nominated in the acting catagories, and deservedly so for what is so thoroughly an ensemble effort.

I've already talked about the two songs from Cold Mountain, but here's my "Shoulda Got It Too" list:

Bill Murray for Lost In Translation -- no knock on Sean Penn, who deserved to win, but something should be on the shelf too for one of the most durable comic actors in the business
Peter Weir for Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World -- directing a sea adventure as realistic as this one could be a movie in itself
Johnny Depp for Pirates Of The Carribean -- As I wrote in my "Reel To Reel" review, he stepped right off a bottle of Captain Morgan (okay, maybe that bottle was in a gay bar) and into this movie

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