Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscars review

I think that...

...the truly great Martin Scorsese should probably have won a dozen Oscars by now; his failure to win before last night diminishes the Oscars, not his amazing body of work...

...there were no big surprises except for Alan Arkin's upset of Eddie Murphy, which was too bad for Murphy but not a shock or a real heartbreak...

...both Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet seemed to me to be pompous beyond belief, which is really saying something in Hollywood...

...I kinda thought Little Miss Sunshine would pull it off in the end...it's a really warm little movie, though I also liked The Departed...

...I can't believe they cut off Jennifer Hudson...why do they think people watch these shows, if not to see beloved stars cry?...

...forgotten in the montage of those who passed away last year was Chris Penn, Sean Penn's brother who had important supporting roles in Footloose and Pale Rider...

...Pan's Labyrinth looks way cool...

...Cars was robbed...

...Clint Eastwood is a legendary actor and one of the greatest directors of all-time...a true pop culture icon...but he sure doesn't do very well "off the cuff"...

...Ellen's best line of the night: "Peter O'Toole's been nominated eight times. Is that right? You know what they say: third time's the charm"...

...Ellen's second best line of the night: "Jennifer Hudson was on 'American Idol', America didn't vote for her, and she's here with an Oscar nomination. That's amazing. And then, Al Gore is here, America did vote for him, and then...very complicated"...

...Best non-Ellen line of the night, by George Clooney: "I was just backstage drinking with Jack Nicholson and Al Gore; I don't think he's running for president"...

...actually, judging by the way Hollywood worships him, Al Gore should probably start running for president today, although, as we saw in 2004, Hollywood's passionate support doesn't amount to much on Election Day...

...the Humanitarian Award is a nice one, but isn't Jerry Lewis long overdue to win one of those?

3 comments:

Greg Cox said...

I didn't watch the entire program, but I have to agree with a statement that you made - CARS WAS ROBBED!!!!!! How many winter penguin, ice age, barn yard animal, cartoons do we need to have. Cars was original, authentic, well written, and just a great kids movie that appealed to all ages.

Clay Knick said...

Watching the Oscars was fun and...
silly. Hollywood can be very
good and also very Hollyweird.
And stuck on the left side of
things. There is a fundamentalism
of the left and you are very
correct about that!

Clay Knick said...

Oh, I loved the dancers who made
those shapes! Man, were they
fast, faster than the show!