What does it matter, anyway? It's all a big Hail Mary.
Let's try to pick the winners, not for any other reason than it's just
as good a system. I think Lord of the Rings will get it after
being snubbed for two years. —Mark Finn, games editor
There is no way Return
of the King will win Best Picture. Genre flicks never, ever, everwin.
It's rare enough that they are nominated, but they never, ever, ever
win. The Oscar voters for some reason don't think a movie is "deserving"
unless it could actually happen in real life: someone dies, cries, or
is retarded. Preferably all three. —Joe Crowe, news editor
I'll just pretend to believe that my favorites will
actually win. I scoff at the Oscars, so the only handicapping I'm willing
to do is that which involves actually physically handicapping the voters.
In particular I'd like to put in wheelchairs the people who virtually
ignored Moulin Rouge, then, last year, decided that musicals
are in and handed out best picture to Chicago, which was as flashy
and twice as shallow as any Bruckheimer movie ever made. —Jason
Myers, movies editor