The 83rd Academy Awards
I love films, that's no shocker. What may surprise is that I love the Academy Awards show! I watch it every year. This year as in some years past I have a clear horse in the race: Christian Bale for his supporting actor role in the film "The Fighter".
Bale's perfromance is memorable to say the least. The transformation into Dickie Ecklund is 100%. You will have to see the film for yourself, but in my opinion one of the best acting performances ever. It was that good.
If Bale does not win it will be a travesty on the level of Paul Newman not winning for best supporting actor in "Road to Perdition" (he was beaten by Chris Cooper).
Because "The Fighter" is so new a film, there are almost no clips of it on YouTube. Here is the main trailer:
And here is a nice clip of Bale and Mark Wahlberg in a great scene from the film:
The film covers the Micky Ward vs Alfonso Sanchez fight and the film uses the original HBO commentary which was a great touch. The real fight ended just as Dickie said to do it, with a crushing left hook to the liver that finished Sanchez. Watch the 7th round as it looks like Sanchez has the lights turned out in a spilt second:
Trust me, a body shot like that is 10 times more painful than a knockout shot to the jaw.
Come on Academy, make the right choice!
Have a good night.