Presenting the 79th Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences award for Best Director will be Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas. The probable winner will be Martin Scorsese or Clint Eastwood. This would put the single greatest collection of amazing film makers on stage together at the same time so what exactly is George “Phantom Menace” Lucas doing on the same stage as Steven “Saving Private Ryan” Spielberg, Francis Ford “Apocalypse Now” Coppola, Martin “More movies than G-d” Scorsese and Clint “Unforgiven” Eastwood anyway?
Sing with me:
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
<--- If you guessed this one is not like the others, Then you're absolutely...right!
Words and Music by Joe Raposo and Jon Stone
To recap my Oscar picks:
Best Actor- Peter O’Toole
Best Actress- Penelope Cruz
Best Supporting Actor- Eddie Murphy
Best Supporting Actress- Jennifer Hudson
Best Animated Feature- Happy Feet
Best Director- Martin Scorsese
Best Cinematography- Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Movie- Letters From Iwo Jima
The reasoning behind my choices can be found here. What are yours?