I'm really, really disappointed that Bill Murray didn't win the Best Actor award at last night's Oscars. Sure, Sean Penn is a great actor and was excellent in Mystic River. Normally I'd be very happy for him, because Penn is arguably the best actor of his generation and he himself was robbed when he didn't win a few years ago for Dead Man Walking. But Bill Murray's performanced in Lost In Translation was so beautifully subtle and nuanced--in its way a much harder thing to pull off convincingly than was Penn's task. Which, I guess, is precisely why Murray lost. The subtler a film or performance is, the less likely it is to be recognized by the Academy. How great would it have been to see Murray--Bill Murray!--up there accepting an Academy Award? Unfortunately, we'll never know.