Monday, March 06, 2006

oscar thoughts


I know, I know...lots of blogs will talk about their thoughts on the 78th Academy Awards...so I won't be too exhaustive. But after wanting to punch myself repeatedly in the face after watching the Critic's Choice Awards, the Golden Globes and (the absolute most retarded award show on the planet) the People's Choice Awards (can we just be honest? people mostly choose crap...why award that?)...I must admit that I was pleasantly suprised at how much I enjoyed last night's show.

I mean, yes...there were way too many montages (seriously, a montage of "epics"?). And there were more awards that I couldn't care less about, than ones I was interested in. But over all...it was a very entertaining show. I actually found myself laughing out loud at a number of jokes. The campaign videos were really funny, and Jon Stewart was hilarious...certainly better than Chris Rock. I usually can't stand Stewart on the Daily Show...he is just way too political for my taste...but last night, he was everything I used to enjoy about him. I missed the Ben Stiller part, but laughed when my wife told me about it.

My thoughts on the awards themselves: I didn't care who won for director, picture, screenplays, or anything technical...so I won't bother with them.

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Great. Thanks to stinking Jamie Foxx, we all knew Joaquin wasn't going to win. So I'm glad he did.

Reese Witherspoon - Wonderful. It made me very happy and my wife literally cry tears of joy.

George Clooney - Umm...whatever...the guy has enough people kissing his butt. I was actually rooting against him all night.

Rachel Weisz - Yeah, I didn't see the movie. But I loved 'About a Boy' and she was in that.

Its Hard Out There for a Pimp - I liked the 'Brokeback Mountain' song better, but this song winning made for a lot of funny jokes...so I can't complain.

Overall...far and way, what made me most happy was that (correct me if I am wrong) the name 'George W. Bush' was not mentioned all night long. I get so tired of hearing what uneducated movie stars have to say about politics and I thought for sure, with Jon Stewart hosting and the topics of the movies being awarded, that this year would be horrible. So the fact that it was so politically neutral (for the most part) made me very happy and allowed me to actually enjoy the show. Well, that and the fact that not once did I see anybody with the last name 'Simpson'.

4 comments:

Betsy said...

I can't get that pimp song out of my head.

Anonymous said...

I like George Clooney. He has nice buns.

jake said...

I disagree with your view on the "simpson" sighting. I think a little Oranthal James Simpson sighting is just what the world needs every now and again.

bill said...

actually jake, i was referring to jessica, ashlee (i hate that i know how to correctly spell that)and joe. i would take a little 'juice' over their annoying faces any day. i mean, all he did was kill two people.