I’m happy Cate Blanchett won for AVIATOR.
The film editor women who won for AVIATOR leaned over to kiss or hug Martin Scorsese. She gave him quite a face full of her chest in the process. Not a pleasant sight for us at home. Maybe Marty enjoyed it?
Counting Crows perform a pop song guaranteed not to win. I like the guitarist who wears what looks like an “I LOVE SCARLETT” t-shirt for the appearance.
Adam Sandler at the Oscars? There are no standards anymore. That lame bit with Chris Rock? Yeah, it’s over.
Here’s a random thought: The Oscars are pretty much #2 in the ratings every year after the SuperBowl, aren’t they? So why don’t we get great new commercials during the Oscars? Is it too soon after The Big Game?
BEFORE SUNSET is nominated for Adapted Screenplay, because it’s based on characters used in a previous movie. They used to call that a “sequel.” Weird.
Glad SIDEWAYS won, though.
The Visual Effects team of SPIDER-MAN 2 thanks everyone involved, including Steve Ditko. No, they didn’t. But, then, they didn’t mention Stan Lee, either. All’s fair.
Al Pacino is a great actor of our time giving a lifetime achievement Oscar to one of our great directors, Sidney Lumet. Give Pacino a script and he can become another person. Give him a teleprompter and he looks like a druggie stuck at a third grade reading level. Why can’t actors smoothly read a teleprompter, or learn their bit ahead of time?
Lumet gave a better speech than Pacino. Sad.
Here’s a song from PHANTOM. Beyonce is back. The green eye shadow is replaced with black. Her neck strains under the weight of the jewels around it.
Jeremy Irons is out in the crowd to give out an award, buying time for the crew to reset the stage after the song. As they do so clumsily, Irons makes a great ad lib, and proves to Chris Rock that he can be a great comedic actor.
I only wish Bill Plympton had won for his animated short. He’s the only Oscar nominee I think I’ve ever talked to in my life. A Canadian who came prepared knowing what he wanted to say won. And he gushed it all out in perfect time.
More to come. . .