Annenberg pics ought-to-be Oscars


The Oscar nominations are out, and, as always, somebodys favorite choice for Best Picture didnt make it onto the list. We thought wed find lots of oughta-be Best Picture pickers among the staff of the Annenberg Center and School, but to our surprise, many of the people we asked hadnt seen a first-run movie in quite some time. We did manage to get some nominations from those who had, though, and theyre a varied lot, though there are two clear favoritesMemento and Shrek. And heres another request for the Motion Picture Academy on behalf of one respondent: How bout Brad Pitt for Best Actor?

Sonia Olivo
Box Office

Shrek. I felt it had a lot of references to other movies, which as a kid you might not have gotten, but as an adult you did. It was extremely clever.

Stephanie Potts
Box Office

Spy Games. It had Brad Pitt in it. I also liked Oceans 11. It [the movie] all came together. You kept guessing. It was unpredictable. And it had Brad Pitt.

Kenneth Steif
Box Office Assistant

The Mothman Prophecies. I really liked it. Good plot. Great acting.

Dave Sullivan
Box Office Manager

Shrek. It had something for everybody. I saw it, all ages would watch it. It was cutting edge. Funny as all hell. Written extremely clever.

Ida Musemic
International Childrens Festival

Memento. Very good movie. Its simple. Unusual. Not a typical American movie, where you have a happy ending. The ending was unpredictable.

John Baji
Business Administrator

Harry Potter [and the Sorcerers Stone]. I have read all the books. Ive heard a lot about the movie some good, some not so good.

Roy Wilbur
Director of Marketing

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Its a great musical off Broadway. [John Cameron] Mitchell is an amazing talent. Great movie and rock musical. Great score.

Marie Gallagher
Facilities and Events Manager

I am Sam. Love the soundtrack. I love Rufus Wainwright. He was at the Electric Factory last week.

Hassab Gebremedhin
Operations Assistant

Memento. Amazing movie about a man with short term memory.

Deb Porter
Building Administrator

Monsters Ball. Very good acting, good story.

Regina Medlock
Financial Coordinator

Ali. Based on a real-life legend.

Abhimanyu Prakash

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Originally published on March 7, 2002