I admire In Contention‘s Kris Tapley for sticking his neck out on The Lovely Bones. I have a sense that the Zeligs are turning away from Peter Jackson‘s film but who knows? I’ve got a Lovely Bones screener sitting here, and I intend to watch it again tomorrow.

Tapley had better watch it though. If he isn’t careful he’ll have the rep of someone who just writes about what he likes or greatly respects and therefore isn’t much of an Oscar prognosticator. I’ve had this thrown at me also. All I can say is “Thanks, it means a lot.”