Sunday, February 25, 2007


I'm about to watch the Oscars tonight. Just watched a Barbara Walters' interview with Jennifer Hudson (nominated for an Oscar for her role in Dream Girls). As a build up to the interview, they showed a key singing scene from the movie in which Hudson was absolutely amazing. During the interview, Barbara asked her to sing, to which she belted out this beautiful, soulful song. I was expecting a soft, pretty song, but she sang like she was auditioning for American Idol and had to give it her everything. She surprised Barbara and probably most viewers. Ironically, Hudson was a top 12 finalist for American Idol and Simon Cowell had criticized her as "lacking depth." Who's laughing now? She sounded really down to earth. Haven't seen Dream Girls, but I plan to now.

For best movie, I have seen "Babel" and "The Departed." They were both very good movies, although the ending for "The Departed was disappointing. Not sure what will win, but I am betting that Helen Mirren will win for "The Queen." She's been winning awards and accolades everywhere else and she has been around for decades, so I'm thinking she's due. (I haven't seen "The Queen," but I plan to watch this as well.)

I hope this satisfies my "fans" who have been complaining I don't blog enough! I'll do my best to prevent blog rot.