Monday, March 08, 2010

Gold Dust-Off

Adam of Club Silencio with a few after-Oscar thoughts...

  • Mo'Nique rightfully wins Best Supporting Actress and preciously says, "First, I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics." Mo'Nique doesn't advertise, but she has been officially branded with Oprah's seal of approval, and prefers to be called "Tyler Perry's Mo'Nique."
  • Each one of us is "a brain, an athlete, and a basket case. A princess and a criminal..." Someone help me decide which was which during that John Hughes tribute.
  • The cast of Twilight: New Moon reminds us that the horror genre never gets any respect. Their presentation of said montage is horrifyingly valid proof of that. Included in the clip: Edward Scissorhands (because he resembles someone you'll get at Super Cuts?), Leprechaun (because he's taller than most actors), and The Texas Chainsaw Masscare: The Next Generation (because Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey still managed careers after such drivel, up to and including more drivel).

  • Sandra Bullock's Best Actress win is unexpectedly and harmoniously balanced by her Razzie win for Worst Actress. Her grace and good humor certainly did soften the blow to our collective Blind Side.
  • Sandy Powell wins Best Costume Design for The Young Victoria and wants you to know that you were wrong in even nominating her for dressing Monarchs. Contemporary fashion is where it's at, she says. And besides, she already has two Oscars. Poor, poor Sandy. After tonight she goes back to the dredges of period costuming, and wallowing in the inevitable winning of even more Academy Awards.
  • Music by Prudence wins Best Documentary Short. Elinor Burkett reminds co-creator Roger Ross Williams that one only has a short time to get to the heart of a subject. Thus she proceeds to heartlessly cut him off and fill the entire time.

  • Kathyrn Bigelow becomes the first female to win Best Director! We celebrate the win because it's deserving, it's a historical triumph, and there are so many cutaways to Jeremy Renner.
  • Avatar loses Best Picture. I see you, James Cameron, returning to your studio to digitally create a cast of thousands to weep just for you.

19 comments:

Garen said...

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree about Elinor Burkett. Roger Ross Williams rushed the stage and started eating up the time before she even got there. An equally class-less move in my opinion. He threw the first punch, the first punch in that room at least. Regardless of the conflicts between them (of which there seem to have been many) they were both nominated, and his move to usurp her time on stage is just as despicable her attention grabbing.

The media coverage of that incident really bugs me. If she had been a young attractive man instead of a large old woman this would be a different discussion. We'd be talking about a larger feud that played out on stage, as we should be right now.

NATHANIEL R said...

i thought the moment was very weird myself but i watched the show again and it does seem like she was taking her sweet time to get up there and come on... time is a wastin' on these shows with the categories people are always hoping the academy will dump. Get the hell up there!

brandz said...

i read somewhere where she was blocked from getting put of her seat by the cane of Roger Ross Williams' mother!

Mike said...

Loving Tyler Perry's Mo'Nique. How long before we see the Mo'Nique story as a Tyler Perry movie!

Kyle said...

Random thoughts
1. Jason Reitman looks alot like Yitzhak from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

2. Someone get Miley Cyrus a posture brace asap, that girl has the worst slumping shoulders I've ever seen.

Agustin said...

Kyle, worse than Kristen Stewart?!

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Michael said...

So I just learned that the the gardenias Mo'Nique was wearing was a tribute to Hattie McDaniels, when she won the Oscar for Gone With the Wind...

Gotta love tributes like that.

Adam said...

Oh Garen, nothing against Elinor Burkett. If anything it was the fact that it was a held shot and it looked like she jumped into frame at that point, as if she were some anonymous drunkard stealing an award. She has every right to give her gratitude. It's the fault of random awkwardness more than herself. That won't stop me from a joke at her expense. I'm curious to see the film though.

Also, love love love Kathy Ireland's stoner red carpet, with the addition of robotic arm for additional confused greetings. That was classic.

derek said...

I wonder who was the top in the Bigelow-Cameron relationship

Michael W. said...

I love that picture of Cameron and Bigelow. I think it just shows that he has absolutely no problem with her winning. Which I also thought was quite clear when The Hurt Locker won best director and picture.

Now that the Oscars got it right, I have no complaints at all that Cameron got his own night on top at the Globes.

Ryan T. said...

First of all, I rooted for Kathryn Bigelow and wanted her to win. I was jumping up and down with everyone else when she did. Wonderful moment!

But all of the media/comments/whatever of James Cameron being sad, angry, etc. is more wishful thinking than reality. I'm sure he's 100% happy for her as are a lot of people. And really he already has three Oscars *and* a movie that's making so much money, it's practically incomprehensible how much. He's doing just fine.

Adam said...

I don't think anyone's actually worried for James Cameron being sad or angry. He's been pretty gracious in his comments for Bigelow, but beside that he's already had his Oscar glory days and a movie he directed has swallowed the box office whole for like the fifth time now. I picture him surviving this happy, unscathed, and perhaps diving into a money vault ie. Scrooge McDuck. Possibly he does this via 3-D technology.

Jacob Lives said...

James Cameron chokes Kathryn Bigelow in Oscar loss rage! The scandal continues!!!!

Michael said...
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Magazin said...

Hi, thank you very much. good job.

Chris Na Taraja said...

Sandy wins the most obnoxious costume acceptance speech this year!!!!

is that James Cameron choking the best director...I SEE YOU!!!

Sandra was gracious though. I've never loved her, but I did love her speech.

Chris Na Taraja said...

You watched it again Nat! Wow! I barely can get thru it the first time around.

How was the interperative dance section on seconds!?

Anonymous said...

I thought Sandy Powell gave a great speech because what she said was true. Oscar always goes for Royalty Porn/Period when contemporary takes just as much (if not more) skill.

I though mentioning all those other designers who didn't get a look in because they do contemporary work, when you've now got three Oscars (for period work on high budget films)and they have 0 was much more gracious then just saying thank you.