This past Tuesday, a mere three hours after the Oscar nominations were announced, I received my copy of Newsweek in the mail. On the cover were six actors who had just been nominated for Academy Awards: James Franco, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, and Michelle Williams. The title read, "Our 14th annual Oscar Roundtable" (click for the whole article with video links). It's a fine article, with six actors I admire. It was good, for a change, to read about a group of talented, respectable Hollywood celebrities gathered in an atmosphere of fellowship, see them have fun, and mix it up together.
This Weekend: back to Oscar 1970, and best Actor and Best Picture. Next Week: a review of a great new novel, "Enchanted April".