Oscar Night

Stewart & OscarTonight the Academy Awards will be presented, and I am particularly looking forward to Jon Stewart hosting.

Ian has posted his predictions over at Fried Rice Thoughts and has actually seen the movies nominated for Academy Awards this year. Meanwhile, Hoyt has a nice post about the Oscars and changing movie viewing habits of parents with young kids.

I am generally in the same boat as Mr. Donutbuzz this year, and sadly I haven't seen any of the movies nominated for Best Picture. Carol has seen a couple, but with the exception of a couple of videos and King Kong, all of my trips to the movies this year have been with Jake.

As a result, here is the comprehensive list of movies that I watched in 2005. It's quite an impressive list.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Best Soundtrack)
  • Chicken Little
  • Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (watched on video during flight to Seattle)
  • Fantastic Four
  • Hoodwinked
  • Just Like Heaven (watched on video during flight from Seattle)
  • Kicking and Screaming (Best Supporting Actor - Mike Ditka)
  • King Kong (watched by myself - Thumbs Up) (Best Actor - Kong)
  • Madagascar
  • Racing Stripes (watched on video)
  • Robots
  • Sahara (watched on video - Best Clive Cussler movie EVER)
  • Sky High
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Picture of the Year)
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin (video)
  • The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Valiant
  • Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Yours, Mine & Ours
It should be an interesting broadcast. Personally, I think the battle for Best Performance by a Zebra is the closest contest of the night. It's definitely a toss-up between Stripes (Racing Stripes) and Marty (Madagascar).