Eating cake, slow dancing, waiting for the Rapture...
...Because I have to work and ABC and my cable company are fighting. BUT YOU CAN! Drop me a line all night long to tell me how the show is going so I can feel like I was there although I was naught!
Yet another example when greed robs the good people from the world being a better place.
1st award..best supporting actor...Christoph Waltz - Inglorious Bastards. Hardly a surprise although I have to say, based on the clips...I so wanted Woody Harleson. I must rent The Messanger.
And the opening skit with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin...whoosh goes the balloon. So flat and not funny.
Best Animated Film: Up. I just saw that the other day and it was FANTASTIC. Very pleased. Far more moving and sad than an animated movie should be. Raised the bar IMO.
Best Original Song: The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart. Great song. So far you are 3 for 3 Junior! Show is boring though.
original screenplay...hurt locker (Mark Boez). Junebug is 4 for 4. Woot.
K..so they just did a tribute to John Hughes!! Of course, I grew up on JH, so this was poignant for me. And holy crap, they brought back Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson (oy hes looking rough), Ally Sheedy, etc.
Animated Short: LogoramaDocumentary Short: Music by Prudence Live Action Short: The New TenantMakeup: Star TrekYou are 6 for 8. Also, first really awkward moment of the night....For doc short, the second producer totally interupted the first one...kind of like a Kanye moment. Weird.
Best Adapted Screenplay: Precious by Geoffrey Fletcher. UPSET of the night so far, but by far and away THE BEST speech of the night too.
And now for the no big suprise part of the the night: Supporting Actress: Mo'niqueArt Direction: AvatarCostume Design: The Young Victoria. You are 9 for 12. Might I say that they had Sarah Jessica Parker (who looked divine) and Tom Ford presenting. A couple of comments: *Tom Ford looked smoking hot. Best look of the night for male. *How cruel is it to make Tom Ford present for a category he should have been nominated in?
9 for 15 now Junior. Sound Editing: Hurt LockerSound Mixer: Hurt LockerCinametography: Avatar. So far its neck and neck for HL and Avatar. They did the "in memoriam" section with James Taylor singing (luv him). I had no idea Roy Disney died this year. Hmm.
Original Score: UP! (loved the speech). Visual Effects: AvatarDocumentary Feature: The Cove. **Brad Cooper and Gerard Butler presenting..together? Swooon**. Best quote of the evening: Tyler Perry (presenter). "Wow, they said my name at the Oscars. Get used to it, you'll likely never hear it again". File Editing: The Hurt Locker. 11 for 19 Junior.
Foreign Language: The Secret In Their Eyes - Argentina. 11 for 20. But now we have 4 left to go and they are the meaty ones everyone actually cares about.LOL
K...i think I lost count. Whatever. Hahaha. We will tally it all later when I'm less..um...intoxicated. Wee. Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart won Best Actor. My girl Sandra Bullock for Best Actress.
Director: Kathryn BigelowMovie: The Hurt Locker. Final Thoughts: Show boring, speeches great, short and sweet. I think I have to get my ass to see the Hurt Locker (now that I'm unemployed, I have time..haha). Also really want to see The Messenger and Crazy Heart. Cheers Junior! I'm too tired to comment on dresses and such. Loved Sandy Bullock, Demi Moore and SJP off the top of my head.
Tell me about it Allan! But in the end they allowed ABC to go back on the air at the last minute beacuse I think ABC realized it would hurt them more than Cablevision to keep people away from the Oscars...DANI! Can I just be the one to officially nominate you my dear as BEST BLOG READER OF ALL TIME! Thank you so much for filling me in on the show and even tallying how well I did with the awards (I'm pleased as punch that I guessed the short film winners right but mad I didn't realize the love of "The Hurt Locker" in the sound categories!) You did an amazing job in my absense... But let me tell you the whole story!So I actually got back from work earlier than I thought I would, like 9:45ish, so I was happy that I could see the last half of the show! I go to turn on my computer... It turns on but the monitor goes *blugh, splat, shoooo* and the screen goes black! I try to finagle with the wires a little but the screen literally refuses to turn on! I'm freaking out trying to figure out how to make it work but to no avail. I was (and still am) computerless all night long. I'm actually typing this at the library, a place I never knew existed before my monitor died!Anyway, thank you again for your recapping action! You officially saved the Oscar post! Now onto my comments... From what I could tell from the second hour, the show looked ATROCIOUS! Seriously not funny, fast-moving, or exciting in any way. Why won't these producers get it through their heads that no one, NO ONE, wants to see interpretive dance during the show!I'm so happy Geoffrey Fletcher won for "Precious"! Although I am surprised that "Up in the Air" received NOTHING. No wonder George Clooney looked so peeved the whole night! Also, I feel like they trotted out SJP to present costume last year! And it was RIDICULOUS to have Tom Ford present a category he should have been nommed for but at least he did it to promote his movie.And Allan, the costume design lady was right on with her shadiness about how the Academy always ALWAYS awards the royal costume drama. But she's still keeping that hardware! Back to Dani...I literally gasped when "The White Ribbon" didn't win Foreign Film. I thought everyone was raved over it and with its Cinematography nom, I thought it was a winner...Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler together was yummy. Somehow having them both there made each one of them hotter in some strange way...So happy Sandy won! And maybe this will teach Meryl she's got to step up her game or go down as having won less Best Actress awards than Hilary Swank...Also, Kathryn Bigelow, yeah for her! I'll have some quick thoughts on the blog in a minute!
Ooh...i totally forgot to comment on the interpretive dance bit. I was probably refilling my drinking glass. Now that I am unemployed, I'm less concerned about waking up with a hangover. LOL. Anyways...i hate time wasters like that. I would rather hear the music in context of the film with shots of the film. Furthermore, if we are going to be all nitpicky here, I can never for the life of me understand why ...when they present for cinamatography, they don't show a clip of the movie so we can put it into context. And for that matter, while I think it's great that they have the best actor/actress love fest....i still would prefer to see a movie clip of their work when they announce the name. And ya know...after seeing the clips....my want to see Crazy Heart and The Messanger and Hurt Locker increased 1000 fold. I was happy to fill in for you. I wish I had had more time to do commentary, but the pc is in a seperate room from the tv. Sigh.
I so agree Dani. I was watching the introduction of the Best Actor and Actress like "Um, I thought these awards were for the performance in THE MOVIE not IN LIFE! So why am I hearing about how nice of a guy Morgan Freeman is?!"And I also think they need to focus on the Actual Nominated Films instead of the filler. Show us why the films were nominated in every category. What is cinematography and why should I care? Once again, the producers failed big time...
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