OK, I can’t really “review” the Oscar’s b/c I don’t watch that stuff. It is long, boring and I really don’t care what people are wearing or what political comments they have to spew. That being said, I do have thoughts.
The first award of the night went to a Christopher Waltz. I remember telling a friend of mine that watching him was like viewing an acting lesson in the middle of a film. I don’t wanna toot my own horn (well, maybe I do), but I did predict this award publicly on August 12, 2009. Yes, you can read it in my Lunch.com review of Inglorious Basterds.
My favorite documentary and one of my favorite films of any genre in 2010 won for Best Documentary. I didn’t predict it, but I sure gave it a grand review. Check out my Lunch.com review of The Cove.
I was UPSET at how difficult it was to get away from the Oscars. I moseyed on down to Barney’s Beanery hoping to get a meal with some sporting action going on. What was ON the TV’s in my neighborhood bar & grill? You guessed it, the Oscars and I was just in time to see the awkward Ben Stiller as Avatar ‘bit’. I had to walk out.
I was glad to see Hurt Locker win so much hardware. I really liked that film and not just because it was military based. I think the performances and the way it was shot had a documentary feel that took people into the situations and gave a feeling of experiencing just a taste of what that life is really like. That’s great filmmaking to me. Oh yeah, that whole first female director thing too, but I’m more impressed with how well the film was directed than I am with the gender of the director.
I have a question. How come it’s OK for the Oscars to hire comedic actors to host the show and entertain the audience and viewers, but it’s not OK for them to…uh…you know…actually WIN an Oscar? Are you telling me that when the roster of “Best Films” is expanded to TEN films that The Hangover doesn’t make that list? REALLY? I think the host should reflect the attitude of the event. Get that James Lipton guy up there to be all serious and dramatic and tell them all how amazing and universally loved they are. (Come to think about it, that would actually be pretty great!)
OMG, Sandra Bullock was so gracious and beautiful and Sarah Jessica Parker’s dress was AMAZING. Thank you Twitter. ROFLMAO j/k
Mo'Nique won Best Supporting actress. SEE??? A comedic force has to play gutter ghetto to get Academy attention. I’m happy for her, but I still was a bit bitter from years ago when I was trying to enjoy a meal at Benihana and she was there with her entourage and they were LOUD and distracting. At least now I can say I was once annoyed by an eventual Oscar winner!
I have to wonder how James Cameron feels this morning. He spent so much (of other people’s) money on Avatar and it grossed insane amounts more and he loses the big awards (Film, Director) to his ex…whose “Hurt Locker” won more total Oscars as well.
That’s it…that’s all I have to say about the Oscars. I am so glad that “award season” is over and all of the Hollywood types can get back to being creative. I think I might just exercise extreme hypocrisy and go write a motivation Oscar acceptance speech for myself.
Oh yeah, if anyone knows where one can see all of the short films that were nominated, I’d love to hear it.
EDIT: OK, I have one more thing to add that was just brought to my attention. The Oscars in all of their arrogance...er...wisdom, they left Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur out of "In Memorium" section of the show. In Farrah's case, it is assumed that it was because she was known more as a TV actress, but she was in Cannonball Run and The Apostle. Those two off the top of my head are more than Michael Jackson's one appearance in The Wiz...he was listed. I'm not saying that MJ didn't deserve it, but certainly they made a mistake leaving out Farrah. Don't even get me started on them leaving Bea Arthur out.
The Academy had a lame explanation. I am not even going to retype it, read it HERE or Google and read the outrageous arrogance for yourself.
It’ll be party time this weekend in L.A. at the Kodak Theater. The superstars are all getting ready to attend the biggest party of the year in Hollywood and everyone is counting down to the big event. Less than 2 days to go! I couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement too! Who will win the Oscars? Avatar?! Well, my hope, that is. But as we all know it, at times the underdog stages the biggest surprises! So, just can’t wait for the moment the name is being announced! Before … more
From the minute Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin opened their mouths, I could tell I was going to miss last year's host, Hugh Jackman. The things that came out of the two hosts mouths were not very good and a little to tongue and cheek. It wasn't organic at all and both comedians both sounded like they wanted to be doing something else. Before the two even hit the stage Neil Patrick Harris opened the show with a musical number and I couldn't help but wonder, why wasn't he hosting … more
I usually do my best to avoid these self-congratulating spectacles for people that really don't provide any real value to our nation other than employing a small portion of the population. I happened to be sitting talking with my family and they had the show on. I could not avoid watching this show. I found that this show did not have the flair and pomp of the normal shows but dealt more along the human interest stories of those that were in the running. … more
I'm actually someone who enjoys watching the Academy Awards. Although for very different reasons. The first time I watched was in 1998 and I watched as the Academy Awards went through strange fluxuations throughout the years. The Oscar are as polarizing as they are enjoyable. The reason they're polarizing is mostly due to the fact that people don't sit back and enjoy the game. People love to bitch, but they don't like to sit back and look at what it is they … more
The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2009 and took place March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST/8:30 p.m. EST (01:30 UTC, March 8). The ceremony was scheduled from its usual late February date to avoid coinciding with the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Academy Awards ceremony was televised in the United States on ABC. Actors Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosted the show. Martin hosted for the third time, after previously presiding over the 73rd and 75th ceremonies, while Baldwin hosted the show for the first time. This was the first telecast to have multiple hosts since the 59th ceremony. However, announcer Gina Tuttle did a majority of the presenter introductions. In fact, this was the seventh year in a row the announcer introduced the Best Picture presenter (which turned out to be Tom Hanks).
On February 20, 2010, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Elizabeth Banks.