Quote of the day: “Huh.” ~Mal, Firefly, Serenity Part I
Song of the day: Nothing. Today, the music has died… hey, that reminds me of a song.
State of mind: up and down and all around.
The nominations for the Saturn Awards came out today. I’ve been waiting for weeks for this list and would be waiting even more eagerly for my ballots to come in the mail… or so I thought, until I saw the actual nominations, (here are the ones I’m going to complain about.):
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM:
Me: No complaint. You all don’t even need to see who the other nominations were. ;)
Christian Bale (“Batman Begins”) (Warner Bros.)
Pierce Brosnan (“The Matador”) (The Weinstein Co.)
Hayden Christensen (“Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”) (20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm)
Tom Cruise (“War of the Worlds”) (Paramount)
Robert Downey Jr. (“Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”) (Warner Bros.)
Viggo Mortensen (“A History of Violence”) (New Line Cinema)
Me: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? No Nathan Fillion?!? Wrong. Just. Plain. Wrong. ( I would have a tough time if he had been nominated deciding between him and Christian Bale, but still. He should have been nominated.)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Alba (“Sin City”) (Dimension / Miramax)
Jennifer Carpenter (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) (ScreenGems / Sony)
Summer Glau (“Serenity”) (Universal)
Katie Holmes (“Batman Begins”) (Warner Bros.)
Michelle Monaghan (“Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”) (Warner Bros.)
Gena Rowlands (“The Skeleton Key”) (Universal)
Me: Yay Summer Glau. I’m a little surprised Katie Holmes got nominated for Batman Begins, but whatever, or Jessica Alba for Sin City. Wiggling is synonymous with acting? Didn’t know that. She was great in Dark Angel though. Just saying. .
Andrew Adamson (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe”) (Buena Vista)
Peter Jackson (“King Kong”) (Universal)
George Lucas (“Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”) (20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm) Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) (Warner Bros.)
Christopher Nolan (“Batman Begins”) (Warner Bros.)
Steven Spielberg (“War of the Worlds”) (Paramount)
Me: No Joss? Really? But George Lucas got a nomination. Um, why? I can understand this one though way more then I can the next category:
Steve Kloves (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) (Warner Bros.)
David Koepp (“War of the Worlds”) (Paramount)
Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”) (Warner Bros.)
Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Steven McFeely (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe”) (Buena Vista)
George Lucas (“Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”) (20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm)
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson (“King Kong”) (Universal)
Me: Geroge Lucas got a nomination for best writing?!?! What exactly was ‘best’ about. Best way to completely f**K with the canon of your own story?? Padme DIES because she LOSES THE WILL TO LIVE and that gets a best writing nomination?!?!?!? I must go cry now.
And for anyone who is interested, what Joss Whedon has to say:
"Okay. I'm gonna say it. I'm gonna skip a hundred catty comments and say I've enjoyed the Saturns because, well, mostly because I won one, but also because they celebrate the genre, and where else are you gonna hang out with Jim Cameron AND Stan Lee? And now I'm gonna tell you I'm disappointed.
Say it with me now: Nathan Fillion.
Not even a nod? A nom? I'm pleased as anything for Summer, and glad the movie made a showing at all, but for Nathan to be overlooked shakes my faith in this awards program, which is truly terrifying because it means I had faith in an awards program. I'm such a yob.
Nathan owned that screen. You went to see the movie, there was a little print on the screen that said "On Loan from Nathan Fillion." Textured, rich, funny, real, heroic... I don't know who else was nominated (and for the record, I think Tom Cruise was great in WotW), and I don't even think the movie is all that -- oh, I'm into it, but the more I look at it the more I go "They couldn't have got a director?" -- but Nathan is the man. He's all man. A man's man. Two men. He's like if Jame Gumb had been sewing a MAN suit. This has taken an unsightly turn, but you get where I'm going.
Well, I don't usually do this, but I'll tell you a secret. I'm dropping the BOMB on the Saturn awards and you got this straight from the horse's mouth. The truth about the Saturns? A few weeks after you get them home, the glue on your name-plate dries up and it pops right off. You heard me. Award over HERE, nameplate sitting over THERE. That's how THEY roll, dog.
Wow. I went a little far there. Things were typed... But I'm truly bummed.
Go Summer! "
In other news: Two books after my very own heart. The Importance of Being Lazy.... and a book for those who need help being lazy. I feel for you. Freak.
Last but not least: Greeeaaaaat. What I want to know is, why would they want to find more?
Firefly quote of the day:
MAL: This is not my best day ever.