|Oscar- Final Thoughts
||[Mar. 8th, 2010|02:26 am]
*~Bottomless Pit's Bag of Tricks~*
I'm very glad I got to enjoy the oscars this year, but not in the same way in the past. I didn't feel caught up in award season like I usually do and I had to work up until the red carpet. With time to reflect here are my Final Thoughts. If I watched Jerry Springer I'd phrase it like him.
I love Adam Shankman and his use of "Rain Jew" (Marc Shaiman) for the opening number, but the beginning was the best part. I suppose I just felt it was odd that they played the originial scores instead of best song & the dancing just didn't work. Then again, I feel that part went better than when they tried to somewhat recreate the scenes the year Enchanted was nominated. I'm sure it made a great show in the (I assume Kodiak) Theater, but for the television audience didn't love it (althought they eat up DWTS, ABDC, SYTYCD, DYAO).
I'm glad I caught up with the coasts on the wave of "Hurt Locker" love. It's one of those things that starts on the coast and trickles in to the midwest eventually. It helped on the predictions. In all honesty I'm used to not seeing the Best Picture winners. From 2000-10 I've seen seen 5 of those winners. I wanted to see Hurt Locker and The Messenger, but it's hard to get me psyched up for that sort of film. I'd rather see a merchant ivory to that in a heartbeat.
I feel bad for other movies because Hurt Locker and Avatar were there. 2006 was a great year for awards because a lot of good movies got a couple of wins. I like years when Norbit can be nominated for make-up, batman can win sound editing. It's the time when real movies can win an award because it did it's job well & doesn't have to be super meaningful or acclaimed.
Much love for Gabourey Sidibe & this post: Gabourey Sidibe on Gerard Butler: "I'd Hit That"
If she had done more press for the movie I feel she'd have a better chance for a career after this. People don't know her, so they don't see the gigantic transformation that Precious is for her.
Barbra was the best person to give out the best director award, but it was just cruel and unusual punishment. Bitch has been a fierce presence in the industry for 40 years & they never nominated her for it. And she's giving it to the hot chick. That directed Point Break.
I'm happy for Bigelow & I know she doesn't want to be known as the chick/woman/etc. I'm tremendously pleased it went to Bigelow instead of compete nepotism of Sophia Coppola being nominated a few years back.
This just reminds me that I need to watch more good movies. I've seen movies by Jane Campion, Lina Wertmüller, & Sophia Coppola. I just haven't seen their nominated ones. Hopefully, I'll start with those. Then, do I wanna watch AFI's top 100, or just the best picture winners?
I hope you had a pimp-tastic oscar night!