Oscarcast, part 3

Posted on 24 Feb 2008 at 10:54pm

My favorite song — heck, series of songs — in 2007 came in the deeply felt Once. It should have been in the running for three songs, but the fact it won against Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s wildly popular Enchanted is great.

But the real favorite this hour was Freeheld, the only outwardly gay-themed film nominated for an Oscar this year. It won for documentary short, and in a little bit of irony, the win was announced by an active soldier in Iraq.

 Finally, though, it is a bit odd that the best picture and director win, the very American No Country for Old Men, is about the only “American” recipient. Every acting winner this year is European.

— Arnold Wayne Jones 

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