A lot of professions, with nothing really to back it up, think they're the most important professions on earth. God knows lawyers think that way. Doctors, too.
But nothing, absolutely nothing, compares to the vanity, the ego, the HUBRIS (go look it up) of a professional celebrity who likes to dress up and pretend to be other people in movies, on OSCAR NIGHT!
Those, by the way, are the professionals. There are others in the same business who don't even bother pretending to be someone else. They simply dress up and play themselves in movie after movie. Like Jack Nicholson, who's played the same character since 1968. Himself.
Okay, here are my bets for tonight.
Best Picture The Departed
Best Actor Forrest Whitaker
Best Actress Helen Mirren
Best Supporting Actor Eddie Murphy
Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson
Best Director Marty Scorcese (and about friggin' time)
Get out the junk food, put fresh batteries in the remote(s), curl up in your favorite comfy chair, turn down the sound and be prepared to say rude things about Nicole Kidman's Botoxedly immovable forehead.
Let the festivities begin, boys and girls...
IT'S OSCAR NIGHT!!!!