For the first time in many many years, I completely boycotted the Oscars last night.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I just didn’t care. I had better things to do with four hours of my time. I had just spent all weekend at the New York City Comic-Con, and I needed to catch up on other things. And since I had seen so few of the movies up for nomination and since the winners were all but a foregone conclusion, I sat this one out.
As it turns out, they weren’t all locks.
Most were, but –
HAPPY FEET over CARS? Is this Pixar backlash, or the Academy choosing to go along with the Al Gore theme of the night they knew they wanted? I mean, really, they even gave it Best Song for the year, though I supposed you could argue for vote-splitting in the DREAMGIRLS camp. . .
I was also happy to see that PAN’S LABYRINTH won some art/technical awards. It’s always good to see Films By Geeks do well.
But, there, I just saved myself nearly four hours of television viewing with two minutes at Oscar.com. I feel better about my life today.