In spite of Melissa Leo's really embarrassing (remember when Margaret Avery did one for herself for The Color Purple...in the form of a letter to God?), self-plugging Oscar ads, I hope she wins tonight; she was terrific in The Fighter and was also recently terrific in Frozen River. Plus she had the guts to remind everyone SAG is a mother-fucking union when she won that trophy.
It will be interesting to see if Hollywood can forgive some shameless self-promo as easily as it can forgive (beautiful, talented, troubled) Christian Bale's past on-set lunacy.
Oh, and I want him to win, too. And I still think he's hot, even if I'm be ascared to work with him.
Some shots of Hollywood Blvd. as it was being set up for the Oscars this past week: