So this is what I wrote two nights ago, keeping in mind that no one, but no one, not even the best gossips have reliable insider information on Oscar balloting:
“Only 2 days until the Academy announces the nominees and what does that mean? Everyone is on their best behaviour, especially this weekend as two prestigious Oscar prognosticators went down in Hollywood. The Directors Guild event last night and the Screen Actors" Guild (SAG) Awards tonight. Jakey showed up to support the film and to support Ang Lee and to generally show the world that he"s back on the good mood train, willing to put away his sulky face for a few days. And will his improved humour pay off? Stay tuned, gossips. And wake up nice and early on Tuesday morning to see if Jakeypoo earns a Best Supporting nod for his turn in Brokeback. Remember, gossips. There are no coincidences in Hollywood.”
And wouldn’t you know it… Jake Gyllenhaal received a nomination. Which should be a lesson learned for all of us. You will always get further in life if you smile and kiss some ass. Too bad sucky baby didn’t clue in earlier.