Quick thoughts on my Oscar-winning picks:
I saw two of the five films nominated and loved both of them: The Departed and Little Miss Sunshine. I'm going with the odds-on favorite The Departed. Martin Scorsese rules. By the way, am I the only one who had no idea that a film called Babel existed?
The Pursuit of Happyness was a good film, but Will Smith was absolutely amazing in it. When did he transform from the Fresh Prince to the Next Denzel Washington? (It'll probably go to Forrest Whitaker and I'm okay with that, since he should've won for Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Best Actress: Helen Mirren in The Queen. She's British, it's a film about Queen Elizabeth -- sounds like a winner to me. Substitute "Judi Dench" for "Helen Mirren" and you'll see what I mean.
Alan Arkin was friggin' hilarious in Little Miss Sunshine. He's a solid actor -- sorta reminds me of Gene Hackman in the sense that whether or not the movie is good, he'll always deliver a good performance. I'm rooting for Eddie Murphy, of course, but Arkin's a lock.
It seems like Jennifer Hudson should walk away with the statue. Luckily she didn't wear tonight's dress in the movie.