All entries for Tuesday 23 January 2007
January 23, 2007
I’m sure you’re all dying to know who’s going to win at this year’s Oscars. So I’m going to tell you. Nice and early. I’ll either look very clever or I’ll delete this entry very quickly on 25th February.
Winner: Little Miss Sunshine
Winner: Paul Greengrass, United 93
Winner: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
Winner: Helen Mirren, The Queen
Best Supporting Actor:
Winner: Honestly don’t know.
Best Supporting Actress:
Winner: Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
Best Animated Feature:
Winner: Happy Feet
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Best Original Screenplay:
Winner: Children of Men
P.S. Radio 4 just told us how “Burret” had been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Jagshemash!
...Mika is the most exciting thing in music:
- He’s written a song that’s gone to Number 1 in the charts, on downloads alone
- It’s a Number 1 that’s actually good
- He wrote it himself
- A poll of music executives says so
- The video to his single is pure mad
- He’s a bit like Freddie Mercury
And my favourite:
- NME have refused to feature him because he appeals to too many people, which is surely reason enough on its own
It’s several years since supermarkets were last checked to see if they were anti-competitive. Since then, the answer’s become even clearer. Corner shops and convenience stores are lucky if they’re reporting declining sales. At least they haven’t shut up shop already.
But despite this, the Competition Commission has given the supermarkets plenty of breathing space while outlining their ‘emerging thinking’ today. And where’s the evidence? Well, it’s on the right. If the stockbrokers think that an across-the-board rise in supermarket share prices is appropriate, it probably means they’re going to get an easy ride.
The inquiry says it’s now going to “go local”. But you have to wonder if they’ll bother to speak to any of the thousands of people put out of business by the 800lb gorillas in the market.