I watch the Oscars but I don't take them seriously. Not since Dances with Wolves beat Goodfellas.
But I still like to bark now and then about who got left off the list.
I thought Clint Eastwood was tremendous in Gran Torino. I know that Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn are locks, but surely there was a place left for Clint. He is one of the few truly iconic actors left and this might have been his most personal, powerful performance. I suppose you can dismiss Eastwood for not having the range of a Sean Penn, a Phillip Seymour Hoffman or a Robert Downey, Jr, but nobody is a better Eastwood than Eastwood.
I'm pretty ticked about this. If I get an invite to the show, I might not attend.