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Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscar wrapup

The Departed? Meh. I liked it. Didn't love it. Could not STAND the bad accents, especially Jack Nicholson. He sucked, accentwise. And he played himself. Not a bit stretch. It was OK, but it wasn't fabulous. Me, I'm way more partial to films like Babel, which I thought got rooked. Babel was the better film. Maybe it was too smart for Hollywood. Loved it. But the best picture is The Departed. Because they don't care about MY opinion.

Loved Helen Mirren. She looked beautiful, great dress, wonderful speech, adoring husband. Can't go wrong with that combo. A well deserved Best Actress award.

Thrilled beyond belief that Martin Scorsese finally won Best Director. It's about freaking time! Even with his catepillar eyebrows, his speech was good and I'm really happy that he finally got out of his slump. No more Susan Lucci jokes for him!

Forest Whittaker got a deserved Best Actor nod. Love him. His wife is adorable.

Thought Best Supporting Actress should have gone to Babel's Adriana Barraza who was brilliant. BRILLIANT. Jennifer Hudson... meh.

Also thrilled that Alan Arkin got best supporting actor for Little Miss Sunshine. Loved that movie. He was great, even if his role was small and he spent much of it in the trunk of the van.

Al Gore wins an Oscar for Best Documentary. Woot! Can life get better than that? You gotta wonder what the Shrub is thinking, since you know, there is no such thing as global warming. Moronsky!

Dreamgirls gets shut out of the best music written for a film. They had 3 different nominations and Melissa Etheridge wins for Cars. Heh. Love that. Just LOVE IT. And Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson has your talent. You're one dimensional and flat. Boring!

Pirates wins visual effects. I'm happy about that. I didn't think the movie was fabulous, but the special effects were stunning. Especially the water wheel. Stunning!

Little Miss Sunshine won original screenplay. Totally worth it. If you haven't seen it, Netflix it right now.

Clothing commentary: nobody I saw was frightening, but again with the pale colors on pale skin. Not a great look, ladies. Didn't get the Anne Hathaway tuxedo dress. But it wasn't offensive. Just weird.

JLo, Cleopatra wants her dress back. Ugh. That was a monstrosity. Hidjis. What was she thinking? I wonder if her husband the cadaver liked it.

Jennifer Hudson needs more double stick tape. She was fabulous, but you could stop staring at her right boob, which was close to breaking free of her red dress!

And speaking of a red dress, Nicole Kidman with that Bow? What was that monstrosity? And can someone please order her a meal?

Jack Nicholson as a baldy? Scary! Heard he was working on a film where he plays a cancer patient. Some very hot actors in bow ties. Hugh Jackman...yum.

Ellen...meh. Not hysterical. She's better on her show. The best bit was when she was talking to Clint Eastwood and had Steven Spielberg take their photo together. But the interperative dancer/shadow people. BRILLIANT. Loved them.

All in all, a decent Oscar show. Not enough red carpet for my taste, but I'll get my fill at Go Fug Yourself.


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Blogger Dave2 said...

I honestly think ANY of the other nominees should have won best picture over "The Departed" even though I enjoyed that film (though the Hong Kong original, "Infernal Affairs" is far, far superior).

The biggest disappointment, IMHO, was Clint Eastwood losing Best Director... sure Scorsese has done incredible work, and should have won for his directing on other films (he lost for directing "Raging Bull" against Redford for "Ordinary People?" WTF?) but "The Departed" is like child's play compared to how brilliant the direction was on "Letters From Iwo Jima." Taken on individual merit, and putting aside feeling sorry for Marty not winning an Oscar, Clint's artistry on "Iwo Jima" deserved that gold.

If it could happen all over again, I would have reversed things for 2004 and given Marty an Oscar for "The Aviator" instead of Clint for "Million Dollar Baby" so that people would have given Clint the Oscar this time. :-(

26/2/07 1:58 AM  
Blogger courtney said...

Melissa Etheridge's song was from An Inconvenient Truth. James Taylor and Randy Newman were the song from Cars.

26/2/07 10:03 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

And he played himself.

So true. It was one of the things I didn't like about an otherwise enjoyable movie.

26/2/07 4:52 PM  

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