90% agreement on this Oscar-race thought from Jamie Stuart: “I’m just thinking about the ubiquitous Oscar blogging, and various ideas of what is and isn’t an Oscar film. There are four movies this year that will one day be recognized as classics that will not win Best Picture: No Country for Old Men, I’m Not There, Zodiac and There Will Be Blood.
“Only one of thse may be nominated, at best. Something to think about. 35 years ago they’d all have been nominated.” Exception: I’m not sure that There Will Be Blood would have ever been nominated, even in the early ’70s, and I’m not sure about I’m Not There either.