Oscar Season Distilled to 80 Words

portman_swan_120.jpg"Word is [Natalie Portman]'s giving a pretty swell performance [...] Still, if it is a swell performance and it doesn't win her the Oscar for which she is now the alleged favorite, we'll look back on this day and think, 'How sad--it looked as if she had a shot,' and hope she can pick herself up and get it together to give another Oscar-worthy performance because this one will have gone down as a disappointment and she will be a loooooooooser." Please blog more, David Edelstein! [The Projectionist/NYM]