Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Monday, 27 February 2012


Done and dusted for another year ... and all very predictable. Delighted Woody got another one for MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, but I still don't want to see THE IRON LADY. Harvey Weinstein scores again!

Best female performance not
nominated: Charlize Theron YOUNG ADULT.

Most over-looked male performance: Dominic Cooper in THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE - perhaps the film just was not good enough or not enough support behind it.

My star of the night: Glenn Close looking absolutely sensational ! She won on the red carpet ...

Surely for consideration next year: Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Tilda Swinton ... and Michelle Williams will be another contender ...


  1. I agree with all your comments, but Fassbender and Gosling should have been under consideration THIS year! It chafes me that Streep now has 3 Oscars and Glenn Close has 0. Its not that I think "Albert Nobbs" actually looks good (neither does "Iron Lady"), but how can that tally be justified?

  2. Its ironic that Meryl got her latest for a film that polarises viewers but is not very good by any standards .... I would have thought it was much more of a challenge for Williams to take on Marilyn Monroe than for Streep to mimic a near-forgotten British prime minister.

    Carey Mulligan and Tilda Swinton should also have been on this year's list - but Meryl, George, Brad etc are all over-exposed now so they should have a quiet year or two and leave the field to the newer talent!