The fact that that the contrived, self-consciously "quirky" Little Miss Sunshine was nominated for Best Picture while Children of Men was relegated to the editing and adapted screenplay categories is just the latest testament to the travesty of aesthetic judgment that is The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

I will nonetheless, as always, reserve the entire day of Feb. 25 to stare at the boob tube, watching the telecast from red carpet to post-ceremony parties. I’yam what I’yam.

Good luck Al!

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