OK, so the only 2006 film I saw that was nominated for a Best Picture-related honor at last night’s Academy Awards was Cars. And it got beat out by that silly Happy Feet. Which, OK, I admit, I didn’t see … but my sister HATED Happy Feet. HATED it — with the kind of hatred I have witnessed only once in recent memory: Yes, she HATED Vanilla Sky — which, admittedly, I loved, so perhaps our movie tastes aren’t all that much in line, but still.

Happy Feet over Cars? Say it ain’t so.

Oh, and kudos to Helen Mirren, who has been a favorite of mine since Joe Anne got me hooked on that Prime Suspect series on PBS. (Still haven’t seen the series finale. Grrr!) And to former Fast Times guy Forest Whitaker.

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