Ironic that one of my favorite categories is getting the short shrift on the writing end (*she does the test for proper usage of “irony”) …
Anyway, with just a half-hour to go before the festivities begin, I must get it down on record.
The nominees for Original Screenplay
Dallas Buyers Club
Her. This is the cool, hip flick of the year, and I loved the concept and the production design (I kinda want it to win for Production Design). But the script went downhill for me three-quarters of the way in. Spoiler alert: HOW is Joaquin Phoenix’s character supposed to get a book published of the letters he writes when his job is ghost-writing those letters for other people?! Isn’t that some sort of lawsuit waiting to happen? That bugged me so much that I was disgruntled over the story’s resolution.
My pick: Nebraska
My prediction: Her
I didn’t see all of the nominees for Adapted Screenplay — still missing “Before Midnight” — but I am rooting for “12 Years a Slave.”
The nominees for Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
And no, I haven’t read any of the books or seen the original the sequel is based on.
Hmm. I’m thinking next year the only way to fairly judge these categories is to read all the books.
OH NOOOOOO! WHY is February the shortest month?!?