Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oscar Nominations: My Two Cents

Will and I cobbled together some thoughts about this morning's Academy Award nominations. Will seems pretty certain Lincoln is a lock. I'm a little less sure. We could have a repeat of 1999, when Saving Private Ryan (directed by Steven Spielberg) was the big, looming favorite but was defeated by Shakespeare in Love (shepherded by Harvey Weinstein), the plucky, feel-good underdog. In 2013, that would pit Lincoln against Silver Linings Playbook -- Spielberg and Weinstein -- all over again. Still, if I was a betting man, I'd put my money down on Lincoln. Anyway, here's what we learned from today's nominations.