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“Slumdog” was top dog at Globes, but is it all bark, no bite?

January 12, 2009

GOLDENGLOBES/“Slumdog Millionaire” walked away with four Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, including best film drama, setting it on a solid path to Oscar glory. But there is still a long way to go. It was only three years ago that “Crash” was shut out of many Golden Globe nominations, but it made a comeback at the Screen Actors Guild awards and went on to claim that year’s best picture Oscar.

Why? One reason is because actors make up the biggest branch of voters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and they loved “Crash.”

Will the same thing happen this year.? Can movies like “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” or “Frost/Nixon” or “The Wrestler” make a comeback? Oscar nominations are due at the Academy on Monday, Jan. 12. On Jan. 22, when Oscar noms are handed out, we will see.

But for now, we’re curious about our readers’ choices for  best film, actors and actresses. Sure, “Slumdog” was the top dog on Sunday night, but will it be best in show at the Oscars? Tell us your favorites.


First, I agree with your comparison re:”Slumdog” and Crash to a point,however Crash will not go off into the abyss because it was remarkable on so many levels. Secondly,
kudos to you for not acknowledging the nauseating and totality inappropriate behavior
of Kate Winslet and Leo Dicaprico,throughtout the evening,pawing each other,etc. While
its one thing to watch your wife in the “R” rated scenes in “The Reader”(in the scope of
art), its another to sit at the awards dinner in a voyeur-like trance role,enduring these
scenes. Shame,on you Leo, I thought you had more class. I hope SNL does a skit on this
very display.


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