posting about this back in December
Sean Penn kicked some serious booty!
My thoughts on the other Best Actor noms:
Richard Jenkins: The Visitor
I watched this movie on Sunday. It is actually a great movie. But he mostly just stands there looking lost. I can do that! I'm doing it now... see? Then he yells at a correctional officer at a detainee site while the officer looks at him like he's mentally cataloging his Tupac Shakur collection. I can do that on a CTA platform. I like Richard Jenkins, but this was not an Oscar worthy performance.
Frank Langella: FROST/NIXON
I haven't seen this movie, but based on the previews, I think he may have done quite a good job. I like Frank after seeing him in the movie Dave. He played a bad guy, but he did it well.
Brad Pitt: Blah Blah Blah Benjamin Button
WhatEVER! I loved that Hugh Jackman made a joke that he was contractually obligated to mention Brad & Angie (aka, the babymakers) 5 times during the broadcast. Sorry Brad, you're a handsome man but the sun does not rise and set on your ass.
Mickey Rourke: The Wrestler
Who? What? All I saw was some silver tooth and Marisa Tomei sitting very uncomfortably beside it. Your 15 minutes was up 15 years ago.