The other day in configuring my predictions for the Oscar best actress nominees I realized that I missed Renee Zellweger.
It's no secret that I think Renee Zellweger is a less than impressive personal figure...primarily just because she comes across as being so unintelligent and that goofy grin, and squinty eyes drive me crazy...especially in interviews and on the red carpet.
It seemed like for so many consecutive years Renee was always at least on the Oscar shortlist and always a Golden Globe favorite, that she was one of those actresses I just loved to be annoyed with.
Of all of Renee's performances, I honestly was very pleased with her win for best supporting actress in Cold Mountain. If nothing else, she did an excellent job not having a goofy grin or squinty eyes and played the part perfectly (check out the picture above to see her looking almost normal).
Even last year Renee Zellweger was short-listed for Miss Potter for which she received a globe nomination. In fact in the past 7 years there's only been 1 year Zellwegger didn't get a globe nominations...3 wins (2001: Nurse Betty, won; 2002: Bridget Jones Diary; 2003: Chicago, won; 2004: Cold Mountain, won; 2005: Bridget Jones the Edge of Reason; 2007: Miss Potter).
The Academy doesn't quite love Zellwegger as much with only 3 noms (1 win) in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
I enjoy complaining about how Zellweger's ability to act is based on her mimicry skills and ability to do whatever any one tells her to do do because she's not really intelligent.
I like to complain about how the Golden Globe nomination is hers no matter what.
I like to complain about what she says at the Award show and how she gushed about so random actor she's worked with or is dating.
Yet unless every other 2008 movie completely flops and they can't come up with who to award and decide that George Clooney's movie Leatherheads deserves some nods (which they won't...although they do love George Clooney too) then I'm afraid I can't complain much about Zellweger this year.
Of course, I can always complain about how I can't complain.