Oscars

BLEW

The show sucked. It was a left wing socialist love fest with the commie John Stewart whacking him self and the rest of the USSR in to left wing masturbatory love coma. All the winners were either not from the US or gay!

Another year and Oscars another year Johnny Depp snubbed.


I want the 3 hours of my life back.

S

Verileah 16 years ago
I was happy to see Falling Slowly from Once win best song and thought it absolutely without a doubt deserved the Oscar.

I didn't see many movies this year so I had no other strong opinions on who should win stuff, though I was a little bummed to see Cate Blanchett walk away empty handed for best supporting for playing Bob Dylan.
Den 16 years ago
B O R I N G!

The surprise win by Tilda Swinton was nice to see, and Marion Cotillard's freshness was appealing. I didn't see but two Best Actress nominated performances, so I don't feel qualified to offer up an opinion. The men, on the other hand, I did see all of the performances. I will agree I was a little disappointed that Johnny Depp didn't win. Daniel Day Lewis was awesome in There Will Be Blood, but not really any better than JD was in Sweeney Todd. The roles were just so different, and the academy will normally go for the heavy dramatic part before anything quirky. For that reason the academy refuses to give JD a nod, or so it seems. DDL has won before, so if for no other reason I think JD should have won this year.

Josh Brolin was excellent in No Country For Old Men as well, and wasn't even nominated.

I saw all the nominated movies, and since I actually forgot I saw Michael Clayton, I wrote that film off. Juno was cute, and a good flick, but truthfully I thought it was more like a Made For TV Movie quality. Atonement was highly overrated, and pretty boring as well. There Will Be Blood was decent, but No Country For Old Men was my favorite and I'm really glad it won. It was a dark film as well, but quirky (how could it be anything else with the Cohen brothers at the helm), and overall more entertaining than any of the others. So I was pleased it won.

My daughter had a small party at her house, and if it hadn't been for that, and the kibitzing going on there, I doubt I would have watched as much of the show as I did.
Laire 16 years ago
There was a show on about how maybe 5 out of 10 people actually see the movies that win. I'm sufficiently peeved at Hollywood and what they think is "Best" that I don't bother watching the award shows anymore. They don't sway my dollars at all.
Den 16 years ago
I must say I am swayed, but only to the extent that I see even that many more movies. I don't go see a movie JUST because its critically acclaimed, but I do often see movies that are nominated, when I normally might not have. Fortunately, more often than not, I enjoy those movies too, so I'm glad I have a little added incentive to see them.
Sergon 16 years ago
It really is a really poor take on social commentary. The fuckers who preach to us lemmings are not affected by any of the things that they preach. I was however happy that George Clowny or Angie Psycho didn't win this year.

S
Den 16 years ago
How are 'we' affected by movies, and what did these preach to us? Just curious as to what your really saying.
ROzbeans 16 years ago
I was disappointed that Josh Brolin wasn't nominated as well - he was outfuckingstanding in No country.
Eve 16 years ago
You guys actually liked that movie No Country for Old Men? I sat here watching it with hubby boggling why we were even watching it. We ranted about the idiot going back to the scene in the first place, but figured if he hadn't, the rest of the movie would have been pretty much moot. When it got to the end tho, I honestly looked at the hubby and said, "Well, that must be one of those award winning movies we just aren't meant to get." Guess I was right *snort*
ROzbeans 16 years ago
I hear ya, Eve-e. At first Mike and I just sat there with a confused look on our faces when it ended - but really the movie had a lot of really awe inspiring moments but once Woody Harrelson's character was introduced, you had to suspend reality A LOT. Still, Josh Brolin, Javier and Tommy Lee Jones were amazing in it.
Den 16 years ago
Funny you should say that about No Country...the first time I saw Fargo I thought pretty much the same thing, and in fact the guy I was watching it with looked at me, and we both broke out laughing out loud. We were both amazed we liked the movie, since it was a little bit on the odd side, just like this one. But that's why I liked it so much more than There Will Be Blood. Both movies were very violent, and dark, but at least with No Country there was a funny oddness to a lot of it, that kept it from getting utterly bleak.
Sergon 16 years ago
The smug actors hop up on their soap box and pontificate to the rest of us about how to live our lives and they actually feel that they know better. It is always do as I say not as I do.

S
Den 16 years ago
Well, I must be watching an entirely different show than the one you watch Sergon, because I didn't see anyone looking smug, or hear anyone telling me how to live my life. All I saw was a bunch of people celebrating their profession, and work at a big party.