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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rothman's Oscar Picks, Part Four of Six.

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”   Terrific performance.  If he wasn't a sexual predator, he'd be a lock.

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”  Really good, but not overwhelming.

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,”  Harkening back to yesterday, he was good, but was no Gene Kelly, no
Fred Astaire, no Donald O'Connor, no Mickey Rooney, no Robert Preston, hell, not even a friggin'
Van Johnson.  And where are their Best Actor Oscars?  Okay, Bing won for "Going My Way", but that was primarily not a musical. 
And Rex Harrison won for "My Fair Lady", if you call that singing.  I don't.

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic” Didn't see it, never heard of it, and on general principles, would never vote for anyone named Viggo.
Denzel Washington, “Fences”  Great as usual.  It's a two-horse race.  And with all these black nominees, I'd like to not be considered a racist. 
I'm hoping he did not do anything inappropriate with his dick, like Cosby.

The Winner:  Denzel.


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Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries that have since been removed from the blog.
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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."