Of all the pictures I’ve posted, this one right here on the left is the one I’m most excited to post.
After being passed up by the Academy for classic films that reads like a list of Top 5 Favorite All-Time Guy Movies: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino (I know, but come on, vintage Pesci) – they finally woke up and gave Martin Scorsese the Oscar he’s deserved for decades.
And to top it off, the movie he won his long-awaited award for, The Departed, (one of my new personal favorites), was also named Best Picture.
Proving again that “guy” movies can be great movies. Oscar winning movies. Which is exactly what you tell your girlfriend at the video store when she’s hammering you to rent some chick flick. Argument point: The last time a chick flick won Best Picture? You have to go back to ’98 for Shakespeare in Love and ’97 for Titanic. The last four Best Picture awards have been guy movies, give or take: ’06 The Departed, ’05 Crash, ’04 Million Dollar Baby (she’ll call you on that one, but, hey, it’s about boxing), and ’03 The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Happy renting.