Random Oscar Thoughts
Here is a completely misquided collection of things that went through my mind last night while watching the Oscars.
- Where the hell was Farrah Fawcett during that memorial segment? I guess she didn’t make the cut. How the fuck are Michael Jackson and Brittany Murphy more deserving of making it? Apparently dying of a drug overdose is more honorable than being a cancer victim. Noted.
- Zac Efron is infinitely cooler than Taylor Lautner. I bet you he has a longer, more successful career. Call it a hunch…
- Robert Downey Jr. is the coolest man in the world. ‘Nuff said.
- I’m extremely happy for everyone involved with The Hurt Locker. Six well-deserved wins in my book.
- The biggest surprise of the night was the adapted screenplay for Precious beating out Up in the Air, not that I mind the decision. I really thought Up in the Air had that one in the bag.
- Colin Farrell was hilarious, Ben Stiller was not.
- Neil Patrick Harris: “The biggest pair since Dolly Parton” = line of the night.
- Baldwin and Martin are good actors, boring Oscar hosts.
- Definition of cinematography: The art or technique of movie photography. I don’t see anything about CGI in there, so how the fuck did Avatar win that award? Once again, this might be me just being too much of a purist.
- Bullock and Bridges both had great acceptance speeches.
- The more the night went on, the more I found myself cheering for Gabourey Sidibe… although I am still happy for Sandra Bullock.
- 3D is a stupid gimmick. I hope the trend ends soon. Sorry, I know that is completely unrelated.
- What’s the point in having Barbra Streisand present the “Best Director” trophy? They could have had some prominent male director present it to make it a little less… um… obvious.
- Sarah Jessica Parker is fugly. Why did they keep showing her on the red carpet pre-show? You might as well flash a banner that says “CHANGE CHANNEL NOW!” Wow, I feel sorry for Matthew Broderick.
- I didn’t think I would like the decision to rid the show of the “original song” performances, but that “original score” dance thingy was pretty neat.
That’s about all I have for now. For next year I want to see:
- Long-deserved “Best Director” win for either Ridley Scott (Robin Hood) or Terrence Malick (Tree of Life).
- “Best Supporting Actor” win for either Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2) or Brad Pitt (Tree of Life).
- Go back to five “Best Picture” nominees. 10 is just too much, and made the show far too long.
- Robert Downey Jr. as host.