For Best Picture: Babel, The Departed, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen
I enjoyed Babel a lot more than at least one other person, even though ‘enjoy’ is probably not the right word. Haven’t seen ‘Iwo Jima’ or ‘The Queen’ (is that about Elton John?), but ‘Little Miss Sunshine is certainly worthy. I gotta go with ‘The Departed’. A great bookend to the criminally oscar-overlooked ‘Goodfellas’, ‘The Departed’ deserves to give the master, Scorcese, the Best Picture Oscar, along with the ridiculously overdue ‘Best Director’ Oscar.
Yeah, ‘The Departed’ is pretty bloody violent, but I appreciate that fact. Violence, killing and mayhem shouldn’t be cartoonish (unless your name is Taratino). DiCaprio really does shed the pretty boy tag with this film.
Go Scorcese…if Three6Mafia can come home with the golden fleece, why can’t Marty?