Once Again, the Oscars

And never was a man more deserving. Well, Ryan Reynolds, but he didn't get nominated.Well, there you go. “The King’s Speech” demonstrated that Harvey Weinstein can package a Best Picture nominee like no one else on the planet; Colin Firth and Natalie Portman won the Oscars I predicted they’d get back at TIFF, and Christian Bale and Melissa Leo taught a new generation of actors that “over the top” is just something people say when whey want to drag you down, man.

Seriously, though, we’re all gonna pay for that a few years down the road.

What else is there to say? Quite a bit, actually, and it’s all right here in my NOW coverage. Beyond that, we can all be surprised that “Gnomeo & Juliet” topped the box office in its third weekend with a fairly piddly $14.2 million. The Farrelly Brothers’ “Hall Pass” came in a close second with $13.4 million, with “Unknown” right behind it at $12.4 million.

And “Drive Angry”? Ninth, with $5.1 million. Sheesh. Remember when a 3D picture was a license to print money?

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  1. But the dresses, man. What did you think of the dresses? (It seemed to be an awful year for them. Melissa Leo was wearing a lace tablecloth, and something sulphrous was creeping over the shoulders of Cate Blanchet’s dress, which wasn’t hot to begin with. Only winners I spotted were Natalie Portman and the very deep red number Anne Hathaway was wearing when Jennifer Hudson came out.)

    And yes, Brand and Mirren would be an excellent idea! I thought Hathaway gamely tried her best, and it might have worked better if they had paired her with “Hugh Jackass” instead of Franco.

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