Sure, there were some bumps in the road. That can happen from time to time. Thanks to everyone for voting. This year 195 film fans decided the awards.
The Results of the 8th Annual Movie Awards
BEST MUSIC (soundtrack + score)
8.15 CRAZY HEART 8.0 (500) DAYS OF SUMMER 7.88 WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE 7.72 AWAY WE GO 7.64 INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS 7.60 THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG 7.42 UP 7.16 UP IN THE AIR 7.11 A SINGLE MAN 6.25 SHERLOCK HOLMES 6.17 THE HANGOVER 5.59 NINE
Final Thoughts: The right one won. Or did it? Jeff Bridges' Crazy Heart brought home the gold. No one can deny the music is the second best thing about Crazy Heart. Well, I guess people could, but I think all of us could collectively out-argue them, right? The score of 8.15 is strong, but not dominating. (500) Days did have one little problem in its drive for victory ... me. I forgot to add it in until my friend reminded me. There's one every year. When you come up with all the nominations, you're bound to miss one per year, and that's what I did for a while. Actually, as I am typing this, I just realized I forgot Pirate Radio. It was a film I loved, that everyone else forgot. Classic rock was pipping throughout the film. Argh. This wasn't a good talk. Well, even though only about 50 (of the total 195) were able to vote for (500) it still finished second. We'll never know how Pirate would have performed. Inglourious has the most historical film-inspired music, and was fantastic. I own a few of these soundtracks ... Basterds, Wild Things, Hangover and was given a few others like Holmes. They're all good. I need to buy Away We Go. I was hoping they'd be trying to get some nominations (and therefore send me the soundtrack for free). No dice. By the way, it's hilarious the only true musical finished dead last.