By Dan Miller
February 23, 2009
Let's see.... she correctly picked 5 out of the 6 categories... while I picked 2 out of 6 correctly.
But -- and I'm not making excuses -- yes I am -- when we made our selections, I had not seen any of the nominated films.... none of them.
I was simply making uneducated guesses.
However, the night before the Academy Awards my wife and I watched "The Visitor" on cable, for which Richard Jenkins was nominated for best actor.
After seeing that movie I thought he should have won.
There was scant inspiration or entertainment in the Oscar telecast.
It was monotonous and draining.
I thought the most entertaining presenters of the night were Steve Martin and Tina Fey, with novel introductions of the Best Screenplay categories.
That came early, and it was down hill from there.
Speaking of Steve Martin, I think they should invite him -- or David Letterman -- back as host.
There were clearly moments when the telecast undeniably needed the wit and perspective of a comic.
Anyhow, congratulations to all the winners.... including my co-anchor Demetria Kalodimos in our annual little "pick-the-winners" contest.
I'll be back.