Boys, Girls and all those who haven't decided... ( I stole that line from the film, Kinky Boots), it's Oscar time again in the house. Of course I couldn't pass up this opportunity to weigh in on who's going to walk with the statuette and of course those " I'm so glad to be nominated," loosers. As a movie buff I try to see most of the nominated films, but often just don't get a chance before the award show. I couldn't miss "Dreamgirls," in a super sound atmoshpere because the music and theatrical elements just warranted it. I have seen this production on the stage and wondered how it would translate to the screen. I felt that Bill Condi did a great job of directing, therefore the show worked for me immensely. Just for posterity sake, I've posted a video clip of that other Jenifer, Miss Holiday, who is the "Effie" emeritus as far as I'm concerned. Even though her career has taken other directions, Ms. Holiday's broadway performance is most memorable and one to be reckoned with by any musical standards. Click on the screen above and you be the judge. If I can't catch the flicks at the movies, I often get the DVD, using Netflixs or check them on MOD (movie on demand) services, which are great when you dont want to drag yourself to a theater. In the meantime, get your popcorn, nachos, slushy coke, as I give you my picks for 2007.
Best Picture: Letters From Iwo Jima.
Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, for The Last King of Scotland.
Best Actress: Helen Mirren, for The Queen
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, for Dreamgirls
Best Supporting Actress: Jenifer Hudson, for Dreamgirls
Best Director: Martin Scorsese
Need some movie stuff? Props from the motion picture, Dreamgirls, will be auctioned at www.premiereprops.com The proceeds will benefit the VH1, Save the Music program.
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