In a year lackluster with performances by the non white acting community, I am seriously hoping that this film will be an acting showcase. All of the women in this film are wonderful and gifted actresses and I would be happy to see any one of them up for an Oscar. The most recent ‘buzz’ (studio plant or whatever) has said that Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise and surprisingly Macy Gray are the standouts in the film. As much as I would like to see the names Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad and Kerry Washington prefixed by “Oscar nominee” I would be happy for any of thee women to enter the race.
Say what you will about Tyler Perry, he always gives work to wonderful and gifted actresses.
With Annette Bening as the only real lock for a nomination at this point, we are really entering very unknown territory for the Lead Actress category.
There are seriously strong contenders, and if we were to look at reviews alone, each one of these women seem to have an equal shot at a nomination.
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right'In a weaker year you would also have to give these ladies serious consideration
Hilary Swank - Conviction'
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone'
Julianne Moore - The Kids Are Alll Right'
Lesley Manville - Another Year'
Michelle Williams - Meeks Cutoff'
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine'
Naomi Watts - Fair Game'
Natalie Portman - Black Swan'
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole'
Sally Hawkins - Made in Dagenham'
Diane Lane - Secretariat'
Tilda Swinton - I Am Love'And do not get me started on these performances that are as of yet unseen.
Chloe Moretz - Let Me In'
Carey Mulligan - Never Let Me Go'
Anne Hathaway - Love and Other Drugs'
Gwyneth Paltrow - Country Song'
Keira Knightley - London Boulevard'
Kirsten Dunst - All Good Things'
Reese Witherspoon - How Do You Know?
At this point it is anyone’s game. Here is hoping the precursors are all over the place so we have a real nail biter of a finish.
I have been sucked into reality TV. ‘The Amazing Race’, ‘Top Model’ and especially ‘Project Runway’. It is taking place of my movies. I need an intervention.
I mean is there anyone as adorable as Mondo, evil as Ivy, or as self absorbed as Gretchen from PR?
Aren’t you rooting for gawky Anne (pictured) and lesbo Kayla on Top Model?
Do I need help?
I actually blame this recent obsession with reality TV on watching 'The Comeback' finally. Even though I know that neither PR or Top Model give a sh*t about actually finding 'the best' and are more interested in personalities over talent, I am still hooked. I love me fashion and I love me a fierce model - what can I say - I am a gay stereotype in more ways than one.
There is a candle light vigil on Saturday in Trafalgar Square in London, starting at 7pm until 9pm (with a two minute silence for all those affected by hate crime at 8pm).
We will not only be remembering those people who have been the victim of homophobic attacks, but also think about the recent wave of suicides to hit the US as a direct result of anti LGBT bullying.
I was a victim of physical violence in May 2009, but luckily I only had a few cuts and bruises, thanks to being a speedy sprinter. Some people are not so lucky.
Even though I was scared for my life, I have gotten over it.
However whenever I go home and see the boys who made my life in school a living hell, the pain hits me again. It quickly goes away when I realize that not only am I skinnier and younger looking than all of them, but I am a much happier person.
Most of them of over weight alcoholics who look 50. Let’s hear it for shallow victories!
This is my long way of saying, to any questioning young person who happens to stumble upon this blog, things get better. No matter how hard it may seem now, in a few years you can go off and start your own life, exactly how you want it.
Although it may not be any comfort now, Karma does work. From what I have heard through the grapevine, those c*nts in school have paid for their cruelty, and now I am married to who makes me so happy I could burst, and we have all the love and support from our family and friends that we could ask for.
It does get better …..just wait and see.