One of the best performances this year: Sean Penn in Milk. A runner up for best foreign film is Waltz with Bashir, which I have not seen. I saw the trailer and it looks really good. Another great movie this year is Grand Torino. Clint Eastwood is another brilliant actor.
Here’s an article in the New York Times on award ceremonies this year:
AS Hollywood heads into the heart of its awards season, America’s annual orgy of pop-culture glamour, movie stars and their handlers have a decision to make: to preen or not to preen.